Reward Fund for Missing Iowa Woman at Record Over $300,000 - NBC 7 San Diego
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Reward Fund for Missing Iowa Woman at Record Over $300,000

The fund has been established to help return Tibbetts to her family

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Search Continues For Missing Iowa Woman From Oakland

    Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old former Bay Area resident who now lives in a small town in Iowa, has been missing for two weeks, and investigators have few clues as to her whereabouts, officials said in a news conference Tuesday. Sergio Quintana reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Tibbetts, 20, was last seen on the evening of July 18 in her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa

    • She was reported missing the next morning when she didn't show up for work at a daycare in a nearby town

    • A possible sighting of Tibbetts at a Missouri truck stop on Aug. 1 turned out not to be her

    A spokesman for a central Iowa nonprofit says the reward fund for a missing University of Iowa student has grown to more than $300,000 and is likely to continue climbing.

    Greg Willey, spokesman for Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, says the Mollie Tibbetts reward fund has reached $301,363, which is a record for the organization that was incorporated in 1982.

    Willey says donations have come from more than 180 individuals and businesses from across the country.

    The fund has been established to help return Tibbetts to her family. The 20-year-old woman went missing on July 18 from her hometown of Brooklyn, about 70 miles (112.7 kilometers) east of Des Moines.

    Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    [NATL] Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    Christopher Lee Watts was charged with five counts of murder Monday for the deaths of his wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters Bella and Celeste. Watts had initially pleaded publicly that his wife and daughters had gone missing. Their bodies were discovered on the property of the oil and natural gas company Watts worked for. The D.A. said that it's "too early" to discuss whether prosecutors would seek the death penalty.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2018)

    Officers from the FBI, state and local law enforcement agencies are working to find her.

    She was last seen jogging on the city streets in the town of 1,400.