Missing Iowa Jogger Possibly Sighted in Missouri

Mollie Tibbets, the Iowa jogger who went missing after failing to show up for work was possibly sighted in Kearney, Missouri

Police officers in Kearney, Missouri responded to a possible sighting of the girl, aged 20, at a truck stop in the area. The location is more than 230 miles away from where she was last seen.

Officers immediately conducted a search of the area, talked with witnesses and reviewed all potential surveillance video in order to find her.

However, no other details of the sighting were released yet.

What happened in the first place?

Apparently, Tibbets was declared missing after she failed to clock in for work in Brooklyn, Iowa, a community of around 1,500 people where she was living with her boyfriend over the summer period.

During a press conference held on Monday, police released no details about new developments in the case but did argue that the search is active.

“Law enforcement and hundreds of others have devoted countless hours to the investigation,” said Kevin Winker, director of investigative operations for the Iowa Department of Public Safety

Dog were also used in the investigations in order to gather extra proof.

Moreover, officials also mentioned that they were going to examine her FitBit, a device that tracks physical activity and also features a GPS.

The girl’s father said that he truly believes that there are people out there that currently know something in order to locate his daughter but are unaware of its importance.

“It doesn’t matter what we’re going through, we just need people to think — because somebody knows something and they don’t even know it’s important,” Rob Tibbetts said.

If you hear or know anything, make sure to contact the police officers as any piece of information can help.

Source: abcnews.go.com