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Missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts may have been spotted in Missouri

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Missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts may have been spotted at a Missouri truck stop eight days after she disappeared.

Someone resembling Mollie was seen near Interstate 35 in the Kearney area on July 26, according to KMBC.

“Officers conducted a thorough search of the area, spoke with all possible witnesses, and reviewed all available video footage,” cops said in a statement. “A report was sent to the investigating task force regarding this possible sighting.”

Only one person saw the woman who looked like Mollie, Sgt. Joe Kantola told KMBC.

A reward for Mollie’s safe return has increased to $30,000, thanks in part to donations, according to KCCI.

Mollie was seen jogging in the small town of Brooklyn on July 18, and her boyfriend says he received a Snapchat message from her around 10 p.m. The University of Iowa student did not show up for work the following day.

Investigators said earlier this week that they were unsure why Mollie went missing. Thousands of volunteers have aided in the search.

“She has so many people that love her, and that’s what I don’t understand,” Mollie’s mother Laura Calderwood told KCCI this week. “Who would want to hurt Mollie or any of the members of our family?”

A GoFundMe page set up to help with the search has raised more than $17,000 so far. Anyone with information on Mollie’s whereabouts should contact the Poweshiek Sheriff’s Office at (641) 623-5679.

source: nydaily

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