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Man charged with murder of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Mollie Tibbetts Mollie Tibbetts | Photo: File.

August 21, 2018 05:23 PM

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) - Police say a man in the country illegally has been charged with murder in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.
    
A charge of 1st degree murder has been filed against 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera. If convicted, the charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
    
Investigators say they used surveillance video in tracking down Rivera. The video showed Tibbetts jogging in a rural area near her hometown of Brooklyn as well as Rivera's car.
    
Police had searched the area but noted her body was found in a field, covered with corn stalks.

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