Chris “Badger” Thomas RIGHT WING TRIBUNE

The desperate search for a missing Iowa college student is focused on a vast expanse of dense cornfields.

It’s a nightmare facing law enforcement as the hunt for the college sophomore who vanished after going jogging last week intensifies.

Mollie Tibbetts, 20, is a psychology major at the University of Iowa. She was last seen jogging at about 5 p.m. last Wednesday in the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa, Inside News reports.

Investigators have been combing through cornfields, but the issue is the fields are incredibly thick. The stalks are about 10 feet tall.

Federal and state investigators hunting for the missing University of Iowa student have been reviewing data from her Fitbit and Snapchat in hopes of zeroing in on her location.

Mollie Tibbets, 20, was last seen jogging in Brooklyn, Iowa, on the evening of July 18. She was staying at her boyfriend’s home at the time of her disappearance. She was there to watch his dogs because he had a construction job about 100 miles northeast in Dubuque, Fox News reports.

The FBI has several agents dedicated to the case because additional expertise is needed in forensics to explore the areas around Brooklyn and in high technology to gather information on cellphones, social media and Fitbit, said Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, a state agency investigating the case.

“We are getting a lot of information back from that process. We are very hopeful with the electronic data we are getting back.  We are relying on the FBI heavily because it’s an ever-changing world in technology.” ~ Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation

Tibbetts’ boyfriend Dalton Jack told the Register Tuesday that she sent a Snapchat message to him that night which he opened about 10 p.m., and the photo sent looked like she was indoors.

Poweshiek County Sheriff Tom Kriegel said Wednesday that Tibbetts’ boyfriend and brothers are not suspects.

Let’s hope she is okay.

Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.



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