Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(BROOKLYN, Iowa) — A first-degree murder charge was filed on Tuesday against a young man in the case of missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts, state officials said Tuesday.The suspect, 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera, is an undocumented immigrant who lives in the rural area where the college student vanished one month ago, according to Rick Rahn of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.A body recovered Tuesday morning in a farm field is believed to be Tibbetts, Rahn said, but the identity has not yet been confirmed.Tibbetts, a 20-year-old rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, disappeared the evening of July 18 while jogging in the rural farming town of Brooklyn, a close-knit community of about 1,500 residents.A critical break in the case was finding a local person with security cameras showing Tibbetts jogging, Rahn said.“Through that we were able to identify a vehicle that we believed belonged to Mr. Rivera,” Rahn said. “From that we were able to track his patterns and the routes that he took. We were also able to find Mollie running on this video and we were able to determine that he was one of the last ones to have seen Mollie running.”In an interview, Rivera told authorities he saw Tibbetts running, got out of his car and ran alongside of her, Rahn said.Rivera claimed Tibbetts grabbed her phone and said, “I’m gonna call the police,” according to an arrest affidavit.Rivera told authorities he then panicked, got mad and “blocked” his “memory,” and didn’t remember anything after that until he reached an intersection, according to the affidavit.Rivera claimed he then drove to a field entrance and into a cornfield driveway, before realizing he had Tibbetts in the trunk, the affidavit said.Rivera said he went to get the 20-year-old out of the trunk and saw blood on the side of her head, according to the affidavit.Rivera then said he dragged the college student from his car to a secluded part of a cornfield and left her in corn leaves, face-up, the arrest affidavit stated.Rivera led authorities to Tibbetts’ body, according to Rahn.“I can’t really speak about the motive,” Rahn said. “I can just tell you that he followed her and seemed to be drawn to her on that particular day. For whatever reason he chose to abduct her.”Rivera was first approached on Monday, Rahn said, and “he was willing to talk with us.”Laura Calderwood, Tibbetts’ mother, told ABC News last month there are “no words to describe how you feel when you don’t know where or how your child is,” calling it “excruciating.”One of Tibbetts’ brothers, Scott Tibbetts, told ABC News last month he believed his sister was “fighting her best to get back home.”“I think the best thing, personally, to hang onto hope is … she’s a better fighter than anyone I know,” he said. “So whatever situation she’s in, it’s not like she’s going to sit there and give up.”“We are all suffering over the death of Mollie, knowing that it could have been our own daughter, sister or friend,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a statement Tuesday.“I spoke with Mollie’s family and passed on the heartfelt condolences of a grieving state,” she said. “Over the past month, thousands of Iowans searched and prayed for Mollie’s safe return. Now, we are called to come together once again to lift up a grieving family.”“We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community, and we will do all we can bring justice to Mollie’s killer,” Reynolds said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
technology news December 22nd morning news, today there are media reports said the day before the group has completed a new round of financing, the amount of $700 million financing, led Party voted for the Sequoia Capital, the media also said that this round of financing means that the U.S. group valued at least more than $5 billion. Sina science and technology to the U.S. group CEO Wang Xing confirmation, Wang Xing said the U.S. mission did not release the official message, the rest of the details can not be disclosed.
the media also reported that this round of financing and listing of the United States has nothing to do, more funds for the long-term development of reserves. On the one hand, the United States mission to develop new business need a lot of money, such as the current O2O in advance of the takeaway business; on the other hand is to fund long-term development for the next.
at the same time, the report also said a person close to the Sequoia Capital person said, beauty will not too much to consider before 2017 listed: one is Groupon in the capital market by the cold, beauty story temporarily not say; two is the U.S. group that they will become the O2O platform, but can not listed on the long term.
800 group chief analyst fan Kang to Sina said, from the business point of view, the United States mission needs the money, this is also consistent with Sequoia’s routine, fan Kang said: "this really should be more than 8".
U.S. mission network on March 2010 on the line, when Sequoia Capital A round of $12 million investment, access to the Alibaba and Sequoia Capital B round of $50 million investment in July 2011. In May this year, there is news that the U.S. group received $300 million C round of financing, lead investor institutions for the pan the Atlantic capital, B round investors Sequoia Capital and Alibaba with investment, the U.S. group C round of financing valued at around $3 billion. (Yangtze)