On July 18, 2018, a young college student named Mollie Tibbetts decided to go for an early evening jog. Leaving from her boyfriend’s mother’s home in Brooklyn, Iowa, she started off, never to be seen again. When she didn’t show up to work the following morning, her family called the police and a four-week-long search began, which ended when police apprehended a suspect: an illegal immigrant named Cristhian Bahena Rivera.
He confessed to the murder, eventually leading police to a cornfield just outside of town, where he allegedly dumped her body. According to the police, Rivera had happened to come across Tibbetts jogging and chased after her. When she threatened to call the police, he said he blacked out, only regaining consciousness when he was removing her bloody corpse from the back of his trunk. As of 2019, his trial is still ongoing and he has pleaded not-guilty