MISSING: Police seek public’s help looking for missing Iowa woman with Southern Utah connections

An undated photo shows Mollie Tibbetts, 19, of Brooklyn, Iowa, who has been missing since July 18 and has family connections in Southern Utah | Photo courtesy of Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Police in Southern Utah are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman from Iowa who went missing last week.

Mollie Tibbetts, 19, of Brooklyn, Iowa, was last heard from on July 18 when she sent a Snapchat message to her boyfriend. She never showed up to the daycare where she worked, police said.

Iron County Sheriff’s Lt. Del Schlosser told St. George News he doesn’t know if Tibbetts could have come to Southern Utah, but she has family connections in Washington County. Her family members in Washington County came to police asking them to be on the lookout for her.

“She went missing a long ways from Utah, but there’s still a chance she could be located here,” Schlosser said.

Tibbetts is 5 foot 3 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds, has brown eyes and long brown hair. She is a student at the University of Iowa. She is possibly wearing denim shorts and a red T-shirt.

Anyone in Southern Utah who has any information on Tibbetts’ location can call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 435-634-5730 or the Iron County Sheriff’s Office at 435-867-7500.

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  • comments July 25, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    mass media is absolutely drooling over this one for some reason, and there are a ton of people go missing in this country to choose from. They just happened to have latched onto this one. The lesson here: if you go missing it’s best to be young and pretty, otherwise you won’t get any play in the media. I can tell you what most likely happened: she either ran off with some hotshot… or she was _____________________________. Do I even need to say it? How close are these suddern utah relatives I wonder–5th great cousin 3 times removed? or are they actually people that knew her well?

    • tcrider July 26, 2018 at 6:52 am

      What do you think you are using to send your message?
      (The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication. The technologies through which this communication takes place include a variety of outlets.)

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