The reward for information that brings Mollie Tibbets home has reached $200,000 as of Friday. She was reported missing on July 19 when she failed to show up for work, according to reporting in the Des Moines Register.
But he said, "I'm confident we have a solid timeline that we're working on" - though he added that they weren't releasing that information just yet.
Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa on Thursday said that the Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund for information leading to her safe return reached $172,000 as of August 2, according to the Register. "Someone knows what happened to Mollie, someone knows where she is, and they need to come forward".
Police in Kearney, Missouri, said an employee at a truck stop reported Sunday that she saw someone resembling Tibbetts eating at a Taco Bell.
Investigators are offering no new details in their search for a University of Iowa student who vanished more than two weeks ago.
On July 18, the day she disappeared, Tibbetts' brother dropped her off at her boyfriend's house so she could dog-sit, HLN reported. "There wasn't anybody that she wouldn't bring into her world with love". She said that it's the family's greatest hope that whoever may have Tibbetts lets her go and claims the "money we have raised for her freedom". Laura Calderwood said during a news conference that she believes her daughter, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, is alive but has potentially been kidnapped.
Authorities plan to update the investigation and will provide more statistics on other missing persons cases in Iowa. This is going to be solved by someone coming forward with information. Her disappearance has gained national attention. She was last spotted jogging around 7:30 that evening, wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra and running shoes, the sheriff's office said.
"It's one thing to say, 'You know what, call us and we'll protect your identity, won't tell anybody".