Jake Tibbetts is speaking out about the disappearance of his sister Mollie Tibbetts, 20, who was reportedly last seen jogging in Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18. He revealed the investigation is still underway, and said he feels confident in the team working on Mollie's case. Jake and his family members are doing their best to stay positive during this tough time.
"As far as the investigation, we don’t know a lot," Jake told In Touch exclusively, revealing he was one of the last people to see his sister. "We have really good people working on it and we have a lot of faith in them. They’ve been called in for a reason and are really good at what they do." Jake asked that anyone with information come forward, if they've seen or heard anything.
Jake said they're hoping for more answers in the near future. "As far as Mollie as a person, she’s just really lovable and has a lot of friends," Jake said. "She participated in a lot of things around the community. She has one of the biggest hearts."
Mollie was in Brooklyn on July 18 to dog-sit at her boyfriend Dalton Jack's home, while he was out of town for a construction gig. She is suspected to have disappeared after going for a jog near his home, however Dalton received a Snapchat from her around 10 p.m., which appeared to be from inside. Additionally, there's also speculation she may have left the doors unlocked after potentially returning back to his house.
“Nobody ever thought there was a reason to [lock the doors],” Dalton told Fox News. "Nothing ever happens in Brooklyn. That’s why it’s such a blindsided situation.” Jake revealed he's stayed in touch with Mollie's boyfriend ever since her disappearance. "We don’t know all the specifics," Jake said. "We just know when he opened [the message], not when it was sent."
Police are continuing to look for tips on the University of Iowa student and volunteers have been piling in to help search efforts in the area. The FBI recently took over the investigation and they are reportedly focusing on her social media activity, while also inquiring data from her FitBit tracker. We're all hoping for Mollie's safe return home as soon as possible.
If you've seen or heard any information regarding Mollie's disappearance, please call the tip lines dedicated to the investigation: (800)-452-1111 or (515)-223-1400.