Mollie Tibbetts Case: Loved Ones, Celebrities Take Search for Missing Iowa Woman to Social Media

Mollie Tibbetts, 20, was last seen Wednesday as she jogged in Brooklyn, a small town in the eastern part of the state, where she had been dog-sitting at her boyfriend’s brother’s home, according to reports.
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The search for Mollie Tibbetts, the Iowa woman who vanished last week after going for a run, has intensified as celebrities and locals take to social media in hopes that the college student will be found.

Tibbetts, 20, was last seen Wednesday as she jogged in Brooklyn, a small town in the eastern part of the state, where she had been dog-sitting at her boyfriend’s brother’s home, according to reports.

Tibbetts, who studied psychology at the University of Iowa, reportedly sent her boyfriend a photo on Snapchat that night.

She has not been heard from since.

“No words to describe how you feel when you don't know where or how your child is,” Tibbetts’ mother, Laura Calderwood, told ABC News

Tibbetts was looking forward to moving into her first apartment and in days was planning to accompany her boyfriend on a trip to the Dominican Republic for his brother’s destination wedding, loved ones said.

“As that date gets closer, it’s like closing in on me, because I’m thinking about these two people that are getting married that were also really close to Mollie,” Calderwood said. “[It’s] supposed to be the happiest day of their life.”

Authorities have continued to search for Tibbetts, as her friends and family share on social media about their missing loved one.

“The smartest and kindest girl you will ever meet. I pray for her family and for her that she makes it home safely,” one friend wrote on Facebook.

“I will keep sharing until you are home safe,” another person posted. “We will never stop looking for you Mollie Tibbetts! Everyone keep sharing and getting the word out.”

Others appealed to celebrities with large social media presences to help get the word out.

“Fellow #Iowans & neighboring states—please be on the lookout!” "Legends of Tomorrow" actor Brandon Routh wrote on Twitter, sharing a missing poster for Tibbetts.

“Please RT!” Maddie Poppe, winner of season 16 of "American Idol."

"Workaholics" star Adam Devine also shared the missing poster of Tibbetts, writing, “If you know something say something!” 

Anyone with information about Tibbetts is asked to call the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679.

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