Mollie Tibbetts case: Cristhian Bahena Rivera charged as murder suspect
Charges Have Been Filed Against Mollie Tibbetts' Alleged Murderer
Charges have been filed in the disappearance and death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said via a press release that a man by the name of Cristhian Bahena Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder.
Tibbetts went missing over a month ago when she went for an evening run in Brooklyn, Iowa. Her body was found this morning. Rick Rahn, who worked on the investigation as the Division of Criminal Investigation's Special Agent in Charge, said in a press conference that they received video footage that was "critical" to them finding her body.
“Through that we were able to identify a vehicle that we believed belonged to Mr. Rivera,” he said. “From that we were able to track his patterns and the routes that he took. We were also able to find Mollie running on this video and we were able to determine that he was one of the last ones to have seen Mollie running.”
onMar 13, 2019 at 4:07pm PDT
Rivera allegedly saw Tibbetts running and got out of his car to run alongside her. She told him to leave her alone or she'd call the police. She tried to outrun him, and Rivera told police that he didn't remember anything after that point. He allegedly drove to a cornfield entrance before he realized he had Tibbetts in his trunk.
He then allegedly realized she had blood on the side of her head and he dragged her further into the cornfield, covering her with husks and leaving her there. Rahn said that Rivera led investigators to Tibbetts' body this morning.
“Our hearts go out to the Tibbetts family and to the Brooklyn community. It is a loss for all of us,” Poweshiek County Sheriff Tom Kriegel said. “We appreciate the support for law enforcement community in their commitment to this investigation, and we thank the Brooklyn community for their support for the investigation.”
First-degree murder charges carry a sentence of life without parole. Rivera, who is an undocumented immigrant, is awaiting prosecution.
Video: Charges in Molly Tibbetts case
How To Stay Cool In A Suit – Top 20 Best Ways To Beat Scorching Summer Heat
Work Out at Work
How to Remove Rust from Cement
Ava Phillippe Cut Her Hair into the Cutest, Shoulder-Grazing Bob
How to Design a Kitchen
These are what your boss thinks are your worst habits
How To Keep Up Your Healthy Routine While Traveling
Are Juice Cleanses Safe
How to Organize a Medicine Cabinet Using a Spice Rack
How to Make Elderflower Cordial
Ditch The Scales And Use Lorraine Kelly’s Tip For Maintaining Your Weight Instead