Update on missing Mollie Tibbetts as FBI joins in the search
Recent updates from the authorities revealed that Mollie Tibbetts’ disappearance could be solved through her Fitbit. The FBI has made actions to join the search for the 20-year-old.
Reports revealed that the investigators are looking through Tibbetts’s social media activity. They are observing her social media accounts and her physical activity tracker in the hope of finding Tibbetts.
Tibbetts, who is from Brooklyn, had been missing for more than a week, according to the Des Moines Register.
The missing 20-year-old had always been fond of running and always wore her Fitbit. The device tracks the distance that the runner has traveled, as well as gathering other information from the user
Hundreds have rallied to search for 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts -- who went for a jog Wednesday evening in the rural town of Brooklyn, Iowa, and never returned. Her boyfriend, Dalton, speaking out on @GMA: https://t.co/0WMtC6xsyj@WhitJohnson reports. pic.twitter.com/0mNKeSjsHU— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 24, 2018
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Tibbetts was running on the night she went missing. She was reported to be dog-sitting at her boyfriend’s home, where her boyfriend’s brother is also staying.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a number of their agents have been appointed in the case.
Many of you have heard the news reports of the missing University of Iowa student, Mollie Tibbetts. She was last seen in the town of Brooklyn, IA, 50 miles west of Iowa City. She went missing while out on a run. Please share and help find Mollie. #findingmollietibbetts pic.twitter.com/yGz7smhaAa— Ames Police (@AmesPolice) July 23, 2018
Tibbetts’s case requires expertise from the FBI since it requires to gather high technology information that local police can’t cover.
The FBI has been gathering information from cell phones, social media, and Fitbit, according to Mitch Mortvedt, an assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, which is a state agency investigating the case.
Our thoughts continue to be with Mollie Tibbetts’ family and friends. Mollie went missing from her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa last week. Please contact authorities if you have any information: https://t.co/TZWzvXYA2l pic.twitter.com/L4Fm5QQbAg— University of Iowa (@uiowa) July 25, 2018
He said, “We are getting a lot of information back from that process. We are very hopeful with the electronic data we are getting back. We are relying on the FBI heavily because it’s an ever-changing world in technology."
Mortvedt pointed out that as more days pass, the authorities believe that a possible abduction becomes more possible. He also said that they haven’t ruled anything out.
"BRING MOLLIE HOME" - Officials have stopped hundreds of volunteers from searching through the corn fields where missing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts ran. They say they're following other leads. Mollie's family is confident they'll bring her back safely. @weareiowa5news pic.twitter.com/7hzs8hWjQU— Angelina Salcedo (@AngelinaWTSP) July 21, 2018
Dalton Jack, Tibbetts’ boyfriend, said to The Register that she sent him a Snapchat message on the night she went missing and he opened it at about ten in the evening.
According to Jack, the photo she sent seemed like she was indoors.
Poweshiek County Sheriff Tom Kriegel told ABC News that they don’t consider Jack and his brother are not suspects.