Was a Red Shirt Found in Mollie Tibbetts' Disappearance?

  • Was a Red Shirt Found in Mollie Tibbetts' Disappearance?

Was a Red Shirt Found in Mollie Tibbetts' Disappearance?

Police are probing a possible break in the case of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts. Sometimes I just feel her sitting on my shoulder.

Mollie Tibbetts' mother, Laura Calderwood, believes she may have been abducted. Her family reported her missing the next day after she didn't show up for work.

"It's one thing to say, 'You know what, call us and we'll protect your identity, won't tell anybody".

Her family is just hoping the efforts will bring Tibbetts home safely. "And Mollie was an incredibly strong young woman and I don't know that I have the strength in me and Mollie is lending me her strength every day and every night", she added.

Willey said leaving a tip through Crime Stoppers is truly anonymous, which is meant to motivate those who otherwise wouldn't speak up to start talking.

"Doing what we can in the moment to get her safe first", he said on "GMA" Friday morning.

In an unusual move, she even said the kidnapper could claim the reward money after setting Tibbetts free. Donations can be made on the Crime Stoppers website, he noted. Investigators had been looking into a report of a woman who looked like Tibbetts at a truck stop more than 200 miles from where she was last seen two weeks ago.

"We're providing this fund to provide some financial incentive for someone who's otherwise reluctant to come forward", he said. "They've put together a very sophisticated investigation", he said of the police. Investigators have reached no conclusions about why she has disappeared.

Authorities have yet to give an official timeline; but police have been combing through information from Tibbetts' Fitbit, which she always wore, as well as her cellphone and social media accounts. She was last spotted jogging around 7:30 that evening, wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra and running shoes, the sheriff's office said.

Poweshiek County Sheriff Tom Kriegel, Iowa Department of Public Safety Investigative Operations Director Kevin Winker and Iowa Missing Person Clearinghouse Manager Medina Rahmanovic spoke at the event.