New Details on Missing U of I Student

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BROOKLYN, Iowa (KCRG TV-9) — Investigators on Tuesday said they are not ruling out the possibility someone abducted the 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts

Investigators said the University of Iowa student disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. That community of about 1,400 is located just off of Interstate 80 in Poweshiek County. She was last seen jogging around the town, before disappearing from a home later that night.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said they aren't ruling anything out as a possibility in Mollie's disappearance.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have joined local authorities to review initial interviews and information.

Tibbetts’ boyfriend, Dalton Jack, told TV9 investigators searched his house once again Monday afternoon. He said they searched his place when Mollie first went missing.

The DCI said they've been treating the case as suspicious from the very beginning.

"We're obviously not ruling that out,” said Mitch Mortvedt of DCI. “This is day six of a 20-year-old in small town Iowa that's missing. So, we're not. We’re treating it as suspicious and we're not ruling anything out at this point."

Investigators are also looking into GPS tracking of all Mollie's electronic devices.

"We've issued search warrants to a number of different social media and electronic device type things she was involved in and she used for her exercise routine and were getting some of that information back," said Mortved.

Her boyfriend told TV-9 she snapchatted him a picture of herself where she was indoors but he opened it around 10 Wednesday night.

Officials told TV9 they have no leads they can share publicly. They continue to urge the public to contact the Powesheik County Sheriff’s office with any information or possible tips. You may submit tips by email at Tips@poweshiekcosheriff.com, or by calling (641) 623-5679.

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