Illegal Immigrant Confessed To killing Mollie Tibbetts

An illegal immigrant Cristhian Bahena Rivera has confessed to police, that he murdered University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after she tried calling for help from her cell phone, while in a panic he said.

24-Years-Old Cristhian Rivera, a Mexican national has, however, lived in Iowa, the USA for at least four years illegally, is being charged on a first-degree murder charge in the brazen attack of Mollie Tibbetts, who vanished July 18 while out for an evening jogging routines.


According to reports, Rivera on Tuesday led investigators to the body of Tibbetts, 20, who has been missing while running in her hometown of 1,400 about 70 miles east of Des Moines. The ensuing month-long search for her was widely followed in national news reports.
Officials are determining if the body found in rural Iowa is that of Mollie Tibbetts, the 20-year-old University of Iowa student who went missing July 18th 2018

Special agent Rick Rahn in charge at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, has, however, stated that Rivera’s motive for the alleged attack remains uncertain.

” He seemed to be drawn to her that particular day, and for whatever reason, he decided to abduct her,”

According to reports, On the day Mollie was attacked, Rivera saw Tibbetts jogging, and he quickly followed her in his black Chevy Malibu car, says Rivera.

Rivera said to detectives he got out of his car and began “running behind her and alongside her,” according to Rivera, Mollie then grabbed her phone and told him she was going to call the police.

At that point, Rivera “got mad” and panicked and blocked his memory, which is what happens when “he gets distraught,” and he doesn’t remember anything that happened after that until he arrived at an intersection while driving.


He said he made a U-Turn, drove to an entrance of a field, pulled into a driveway and rode up to a cornfield, court papers said. He then realised her had earpieces in his lap, which made him realise that Tibbetts was in the trunk, according to the criminal complaint.

Rivera told officials he pulled Tibbetts out of the trunk and found blood on the side of her head, the complaint says. He dragged Tibbetts on foot from his vehicle to a secluded location in the cornfield, according to the complaint.

He told officials he then put her over his shoulder and took her 20 meters into the cornfield where he covered her with some cornstalks and left her face up.

Police found her body on rural property 10 miles from her hometown of Brooklyn.

Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, said investigators were working to identify the remains formally. Fox News, citing Tibbetts’ father, said the sophomore’s body had been found.

” It never crossed our mind that she wouldn’t come home safe,” Brooklyn city clerk Sheri Sharer said. Greg Willey, vice president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, said the discovery appeared to provide a “tough” ending to the search.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says residents are heartbroken and angered by the news.

In a statement, Reynolds noted that “thousands of Iowans searched and prayed for Mollie’s safe return.” She blamed a “broken immigration system” and promised to “bring justice to Mollie’s killer.”


President Donald Trump called the nation’s immigration laws “a disgrace” that need to be overhauled.

Trump asked his audience at a rally Tuesday in Charleston, West Virginia, whether they had heard about the “illegal alien” from Mexico. “You saw what happened to that incredible, beautiful young woman,” Trump said to the crowd. “Should have never happened.”


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