Twenty-year-old Iowa school pupil Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared in the midst of July after going for her normal jog round city, was discovered useless early Tuesday in a discipline not removed from the place she vanished, a police supply tells PEOPLE.

The supply says the physique was positioned in a discipline in Poweshiek County.

Affirmation is pending however authorities are assured that it belongs to Tibbetts, in keeping with the supply.

Further particulars concerning the discovery — a grim finish to a search that captured nationwide consideration — weren’t instantly obtainable.

State investigators are holding a information convention Tuesday afternoon concerning the case, a spokesman says. He declined to remark additional to PEOPLE.

Tibbetts, who was set to be a sophomore on the College of Iowa finding out psychology, was final seen alive the night time of July 18 whereas working in Brooklyn, in Poweshiek County, the place she lived.

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She had been staying together with her boyfriend, Dalton Jack, in his older brother Blake Jack’s house and was dog-sitting whereas the 2 Jack brothers have been out of city.

After she headed out for some train, she was noticed in her exercise garments and her boyfriend advised ABC Information that he opened a Snapchat photograph from her later that night time, although it’s unclear when it was despatched.

Then Tibbetts disappeared. Her household reported her lacking the subsequent day after she failed to indicate up for work.

Each Dalton and Blake have been cleared as attainable suspects early on within the investigation.

Her mother, Laura Calderwood, known as the thriller round what occurred to her “excruciating.”

“[There are] no phrases to explain how you’re feeling whenever you don’t know the place or how your youngster is,” she mentioned in an interview with ABC.

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Rob Tibbetts, Mollie’s father, couldn’t instantly be reached for remark by PEOPLE however he beforehand spoke candidly concerning the case — even interesting on to her attainable captor, asking that she be launched.

A whole bunch of individuals helped seek for Mollie within the days after she disappeared, whereas native authorities mentioned they remained baffled by what could possibly be the longest such missing-persons case within the county in current reminiscence.

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A reward fund for data resulting in her protected return broke information in Iowa as tons of of hundreds of {dollars} poured in.

Mollie’s story additionally attracted large discover on social media, with celebrities resembling Brandon Routh and American Idol‘s Maddie Poppe sharing details about her.

“She actually doesn’t have a single enemy — all people loves Mollie,” pal Alyssa King beforehand advised PEOPLE, describing Mollie as at all times there when she was wanted and “at all times making an attempt to make folks chortle.”

Mollie was set to attend the marriage of her boyfriend’s brother in early August, about two weeks after she went lacking.

The invention of her stays marked an finish that her family members by no means hoped to see.

“We all know that Mollie is aware of how a lot we love her and the way essential she is to her complete household,” cousin Emily Heaston beforehand advised PEOPLE, including, “We all know Mollie needs to be house.”

It is a breaking information story. Please return for updates.


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