No new clues in search for Mollie Tibbetts

A yard sign about Mollie Tibbetts disappearance was placed in New Sharon as RAGBRAI came through the town on July 26.

BROOKLYN, Iowa -- On July 19, 2018, twenty-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, of Brooklyn, Iowa was reported missing by her family.  She was last seen on July 18 at approximately 7:30 PM while running the city streets of Brooklyn. Her last known article of clothing is believed to be dark colored running shorts, a pink sports top and running shoes, color unknown.


At this time, no person has been identified as a suspect nor has anyone been arrested or criminally charged for her disappearance.   The joint investigation by the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Iowa State Patrol, the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department and a host of local law enforcement agencies continue to look into her disappearance.  With the aide of the public, investigative leads continue to be investigated and a multitude of individuals have been interviewed.  Additionally, a number of searches have been conducted to include ground, air and K-9 searches. 


Mollie Tibbetts’ mother, Sandi, posted on a Facebook page called “Finding Mollie Tibbetts” that at this time, the family has no news to report.


“At this time, we have no news to share of our efforts to find Mollie. We know the investigation team continues to work so very hard, in a variety of ways, to bring Mollie home. Many of these efforts will just take time, and as frustrating as that feels, it is just part of how such investigations work,” Tibbetts said.


If you have any information related to Mollie’s disappearance, please email Poweshiek Sheriff’s office at or by calling 641-623-5679.