Mother of missing Iowa woman believes she may be held captive

Missing student possibly spotted at Missouri truck stop thought to be with truck driver

Tips on the missing student "have been coming in regularly", and 30 to 40 investigators are on the case, Winker said.

She was reported missing the following day after failing to show up at work and when numerous attempts to reach her cell phone went straight through to voicemail.

Investigators say that an Iowa student who has been missing for two weeks may have been spotted at a truck stop near Kansas City, Missouri, and is thought to be with a truck driver.

Investigators have said previously that they were confident on Tibbetts' digital footprint, but they did not release any information as to where that was.

Last Friday that led them to the pig farm near the wildlife reserve where they searched a home and a garage, reportedly without a warrant, Fox News said.

Authorities have yet to give an official timeline; but police have been combing through information from Tibbetts' Fitbit, which she always wore, as well as her cellphone and social media accounts.

Jack stood with Tibbetts' family at a press conference in Brooklyn Thursday morning, where her parents announced that they believe she is being held captive and the reward for her return has increased to $172,000.

"We believe Mollie is still alive and if someone abducted her, we are pleading with you to please release her", she told the press. Sometimes I just feel her sitting on my shoulder. Police have ruled out Mollie Tibbett's boyfriend, Dalton Jack, as a possible suspect. Mollie Tibbetts' mother pleaded for anyone who may have abducted her daughter to let her go and said anyone with information on the case can come forward anonymously. "Mollie was an incredibly strong young woman, and I don't know that I have the strength in me but Mollie is lending me her strength every day, every night". Initially, they said she was wearing a black sports top - but now say the top was pink. And I am not going to draw any conclusions about the circumstances of her disappearance.

"It's one thing to say, 'You know what, call us and we'll protect your identity, won't tell anybody".

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