BREAKING: Suspect in Case of Missing Iowa Woman Identified As Illegal Immigrant

The nation has been transfixed with the case of missing Iowa woman Mollie Tibbetts, who went missing July 18 while out for a run in Brooklyn, IA.

Sadly, police announced Tuesday afternoon that they have found what they believe to be the body of Tibbetts in a nearby field.


Police have also detained a suspect in the case. Twenty-four-year-old Christian Rivera is believed to be in the country illegally.

A suspect in connection with Mollie Tibbetts’ murder is in custody and has been identified as a 24-year-old man in the U.S. illegally, investigators announced at a news conference Tuesday.

Christian Rivera was charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ death, officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said that Rivera, of the rural Poweshiek County area, is being held on a federal immigration detainer. He’s believed to have been in the area for four to seven years.

 The body of Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, was found Tuesday, her father and two sources confirmed to Fox News. She was last seen around 7:30 p.m. on July 18 when she was running around a neighborhood in Brooklyn.
This story is continuing to develop.


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