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Mollie Tibbetts murderer ID'd as Cristhian Rivera, 24, living in US illegally

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But But Sanctuary Cities! Blue Wave! Obama Democrats Murdering Americans!

May 10, 2019, 10:45:04 AM5/10/19
An illegal immigrant from Mexico stands accused of killing
college student Mollie Tibbetts and dumping her body in an Iowa
cornfield — after he allegedly accosted her during a July 18 jog
and she threatened to call police.

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was charged with first-degree
murder Tuesday in Tibbetts' death, officials confirmed.

Cristhian Rivera
Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was charged with first-degree
murder Tuesday in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, a missing 20-
year-old college student from Iowa. (Iowa Department of Public

Authorities said Rivera, who lived in the rural Poweshiek County
area, is being held on a federal immigration detainer. He's
believed to have been in the area for four to seven years.

The body of Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student,
was found Tuesday in a field covered with corn stalks. Her
father and two sources confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday morning
that Tibbetts was found dead; investigators said later in the
day they were working to formally identify the body.


Investigators said they used surveillance footage to track down
Rivera. The video showed Tibbetts jogging in a rural area near
her hometown of Brooklyn, and also showed Rivera's car. She was
last seen around 7:30 p.m. on July 18 after she went for a jog
around a neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The body of the missing University of Iowa college student
Mollie Tibbetts was found bringing an end to the five week
search. Murder suspect Cristhian Bathena Rivera was charged with
first-degree murder. Here is a timeline of the events since her
Mollie Tibbetts murdered: Timeline of events
Tibbetts' family pleaded for her safe return and had remained
hopeful she would be found alive. Her father, Rob, previously
told Fox News that "somebody knows something."

Brooklyn, according to her father, is a small city and “you
can’t do anything there without someone seeing it.”

Iowa's Division of Criminal Investigation received more than
4,000 tips during the investigation, and had roughly 30 to 40
investigators working on the case.

Investigators followed "hundreds" of those leads — interviewing
several hundred people and canvassing a nearby hog farm,
cornfields and other properties for traces of the college
student. Two items Tibbetts typically took with her — a Fitbit
and cellphone — remained missing.


Investigators announced last week that they were focusing the
search on five locations in and around Brooklyn, which included
a car wash just a block away from the city’s main commercial
strip and a TA truck stop next to Interstate 80, which runs
across the entirety of Iowa.

A poster for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts
hangs in the window of a local business, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018,
in Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts was reported missing from her
hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn in July 2018. (AP
Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Mollie Tibbetts was reported missing from her hometown in the
eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn in July 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie

Brooklyn, a town of just 1,400 people, was shaken by Tibbetts'
disappearance. Blake Jack, the brother of Tibbetts’ boyfriend,
told Fox News on Aug. 8 there was no sign of a struggle at the
Brooklyn home she was staying in at the time.

Authorities in Iowa hold news conference on developments in
Mollie Tibbetts case.Video
Police: Illegal immigrant charged in Mollie Tibbetts' death
Dalton, Tibbetts' boyfriend of two years, said he believed the
doors of the home where his girlfriend last stayed had been left

“It’s Brooklyn. You don’t lock your doors,” Dalton said. “We
lock our doors now. Every night.”

Vice President Mike Pence said he's "heartbroken" about
Tibbetts' death, and called the college student an "amazing
young woman." He tweeted that "justice will be served" against
the murder suspect.

"We will never forget Mollie Tibbetts," the vice president added.

Vice President Mike Pence
· Aug 21, 2018
Heartbroken by the news about Mollie Tibbetts. Mollie was an
amazing young woman and we are praying for her parents, brothers
& friends in this time of unimaginable grief….
=engagement …

Illegal Immigrant Charged With Murder Of Iowa College Student
Mollie Tibbetts
She vanished on July 18

Vice President Mike Pence
We commend the swift action by local, state, & federal
investigators working in Iowa in apprehending an illegal
immigrant, who’s now charged with first-degree murder. Now,
justice will be served. We will never forget Mollie Tibbetts.

3:12 PM - Aug 21, 2018
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds shared similar sentiments, calling the
news about Tibbetts "heart-wrenching," and said that Iowans "are
angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like
this to live in our community."

"Mollie Tibbetts, our hearts are broken," Republican Iowa Rep.
Steve King tweeted Tuesday. "We all prayed for your safe return.
May you now be with the Lord and your family one day find a
peace. Justice must now be served. RIP Mollie."

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