Iron County officials ask public to be on the lookout for missing Iowa woman

Mollie Tibbetts. Photo Courtesy: Facebook

IRON COUNTY, Utah, July 23, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials in Iron County are asking residents to be on the lookout for a missing Iowa woman who has family in Southern Utah.

Information posted to the Facebook page of Mollie Cecilia Tibbetts, 20, said she was dog sitting at her boyfriend’s brother’s house in Brooklyn, Iowa, Wednesday night. She sent her boyfriend a Snapchat photo to say goodnight that night and has not been heard from since.

She may have also gone running Thursday morning, though that has not been confirmed. The post said Tibbetts may have her cellphone and a Fitbit with her, but that the cellphone is going straight to voicemail. Her wallet, laptop and other personal items were all left in the house where she was dog sitting, her family members said.

Tibbetts’ family reported her missing on Thursday after she didn’t show up for work and was not responding to calls and messages.

“She works at a daycare and they were going to a fair Thursday and were all supposed to wear red shirts,” the post said. “Mollie’s family cannot find that red shirt she was supposed to wear that morning anywhere.”

Iron County officials said in a post Monday morning that Tibbetts has family in Southern Utah and that if she is seen, the public is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Her family members said she has not gone missing before and it is out of character for her not to be in contact.

Tibbetts is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, and has long brown hair and brown eyes. She was possibly wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra and running shoes, or could be in her work clothes, denim shorts and a red T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office, at 641-623-5679. The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is also assisting in the investigation.

Mollie Tibbetts. Photo Courtesy: Facebook



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