Missing Iowa College Student Found Dead, Suspect In Custody | NBC Nightly News

Missing Iowa College Student Found Dead, Suspect In Custody | NBC Nightly News


AND CHARGED A SUSPECT WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER. DEGREE MURDER. AUTHORITIES SAY HE WAS IN THE AUTHORITIES SAY HE WAS IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. RON MOTT. RON MOTT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT, THE>>Reporter: TONIGHT, THE MYSTERY OF 20-YEAR-OLD MOLLIE MYSTERY OF 20-YEAR-OLD MOLLIE TIBBETTS MISSING FROM HER SMALL TIBBETTS MISSING FROM HER SMALL IOWA HOMETOWN TOOK A SAD TURN AS IOWA HOMETOWN TOOK A SAD TURN AS AUTHORITIES SAY THEY FOUND HER AUTHORITIES SAY THEY FOUND HER BODY AND A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY BODY AND A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. MURDER.>>THE IDENTITY HAS NOT BEEN>>THE IDENTITY HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED ALTHOUGH WE BELIEVE IT CONFIRMED ALTHOUGH WE BELIEVE IT TO BE MOLLIE TIBBETTS. TO BE MOLLIE TIBBETTS. AUTHORITIES ARRESTED RIVERA, AN AUTHORITIES ARRESTED RIVERA, AN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT THEY SAY UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT THEY SAY HAS BEEN IN THE COUNTRY AS LONG HAS BEEN IN THE COUNTRY AS LONG AS SEVEN YEARS. AS SEVEN YEARS. THE CRUCIAL BREAK, VIDEO SHOWING THE CRUCIAL BREAK, VIDEO SHOWING MOLLIE AND RIVERA. MOLLIE AND RIVERA.>>HE WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AND>>HE WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AND WAS VERY COMPLIANT. WAS VERY COMPLIANT.>>Reporter: HE TOLD THEM AS HE>>Reporter: HE TOLD THEM AS HE DROVE HE SAW HER RUNNING AND DROVE HE SAW HER RUNNING AND PARKED HIS CAR AND APPROACHED PARKED HIS CAR AND APPROACHED HER. HER.>>HE TELLS US HE RAN ALONGSIDE>>HE TELLS US HE RAN ALONGSIDE OF HER AND BEHIND HER. OF HER AND BEHIND HER. AT ONE POINT HE TELLS US MOLLIE AT ONE POINT HE TELLS US MOLLIE GRABBED AHOLD OF HER PHONE AND GRABBED AHOLD OF HER PHONE AND SAID YOU NEED TO LEAVE ME ALONE, SAID YOU NEED TO LEAVE ME ALONE, I WILL CALL THE POLICE AND THEN I WILL CALL THE POLICE AND THEN SHE TOOK OFF RUNNING. SHE TOOK OFF RUNNING.>>Reporter: RIVERA TOLD>>Reporter: RIVERA TOLD OFFICIALS HE RAN OFF AFTER HER OFFICIALS HE RAN OFF AFTER HER AND DOESN’T REMEMBER WHAT AND DOESN’T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED NEXT ALTHOUGH LATER HE HAPPENED NEXT ALTHOUGH LATER HE SAID HE NOTICED MOLLIE’S SAID HE NOTICED MOLLIE’S HEADPHONES IN HIS LAP AND PUT HEADPHONES IN HIS LAP AND PUT HER IN A TRUNK AND THEY FOUND HER IN A TRUNK AND THEY FOUND HER IN A CORNFIELD SOUTHEAST OF HER IN A CORNFIELD SOUTHEAST OF WHERE SHE WAS RUNNING. WHERE SHE WAS RUNNING. FOR WEEKS HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR WEEKS HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY HELD OUT HOPE SHE WAS STILL HELD OUT HOPE SHE WAS STILL ALIVE. ALIVE.>>SHE’S LOVABLE AND FUN TO HAVE>>SHE’S LOVABLE AND FUN TO HAVE AS A BROTHER AND FUN. AS A BROTHER AND FUN.>>TO KNOW MOLLIE IS TO LOVE>>TO KNOW MOLLIE IS TO LOVE HER. HER. SHE LOVED EVERYONE. SHE LOVED EVERYONE.>>JUST AS HOPEFUL AS DAY ONE,>>JUST AS HOPEFUL AS DAY ONE, IF YOU’RE NOT THAT YOU WON’T IF YOU’RE NOT THAT YOU WON’T MAKE IT THROUGH ANY OF THIS. MAKE IT THROUGH ANY OF THIS.>>Reporter: OFFICIALS FIELDED>>Reporter: OFFICIALS FIELDED MORE THAN 4,000 TIPS AND THE MORE THAN 4,000 TIPS AND THE INVESTIGATION WAS EMOTIONALLY INVESTIGATION WAS EMOTIONALLY DIFFICULT. DIFFICULT.>>WE JUST SPOKE WITH THE FAMILY>>WE JUST SPOKE WITH THE FAMILY I TOLD THEM THEY RAISED A GREAT I TOLD THEM THEY RAISED A GREAT DAUGHTER. DAUGHTER. PHENOMENAL INDIVIDUAL. PHENOMENAL INDIVIDUAL. WE ARE SADDENED FOR THE FAMILY. WE ARE SADDENED FOR THE FAMILY.>>Reporter: AN AUTOPSY TO

16 Replies to “Missing Iowa College Student Found Dead, Suspect In Custody | NBC Nightly News

  1. Killers come in all nationalities and race all over the world especially here in America they come in all nationalities whites and Hispanics blacks Asians Muslims it is sad what happened to that girl and I'm very sorry for her and her family, but we all know that all of trump supporters and critics are going to be jumping all over to say this is why we need to build a wall blah blah blah blah,, killers and rapists don't come in whites in America,,, what about that serial killer by the name of Rhodes who is driving the truck diesel and raping and killing little girls and cutting off their hairs,,?*"!

  2. The fact Liberal media and Democrats won't say Illegal Immigrants is why I'm leaving their racist party. #WalkAway

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