Prayers Needed: Family of Missing Iowa Girl Believes She’s Being Held, Offers Huge Reward


It’s been over two weeks since University of Iowa rising sophomore Mollie Tibbetts.

Her family is still searching for the girl, who was last seen jogging on the night before her disappearance. She’s seen below in the last photo she posted on social media.

In a press conference on Thursday, August 2, her parents say they believe that she’s being held captive. They increased the reward for her return to $172,000, reported ABC News.

Earlier in the week, it was said that Tibbetts had been spotted in Missouri. Now authorities say that lead has been proved false.

The 20-year-old’s parents and boyfriend had a direct message for possible kidnappers at a press conference Thursday morning.

“We believe that Mollie is still alive and if someone has abducted her we plead with you” to let her go, Mollie’s mother, Laura Calderwood, said.

“Everyday I feel Mollie’s presence with me. Sometimes I just feel her sitting on my shoulder. And Mollie was an incredibly strong young woman and I don’t know that I have the strength in me and Mollie is lending me her strength every day and every night,” she said.

Please pray that Mollie is found safely. This is a terrible tragedy for her family and for the small Iowa town where she lives.

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