Search team scours the country in the vicinity of Iowa in the farm Mollie Tibbetts
Raw video: Search teams comb through locks at a pig farm in the search for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.
BROOKLYN, Iowa – Search teams on Thursday afternoon were combing through ditches in the vicinity of a pig farm that federal agents searched almost a week ago in the hunt for a missing student, Mollie Tibbetts, after a possible clue to her disappearance — a red shirt — was allegedly found in the area.
A person mowing a lawn and found the item of clothing in the vicinity of the Lincoln Wildfire Reserve, reports said Thursday. It was not immediately clear who shirt. Tibbetts worked at the day care; another employee confirmed his workers wearing red shirts.
Fox News has confirmed search teams were looking by means of trenches, about a mile away from the reserve, in the vicinity of the farm that FBI investigators were said to have searched for nearly two hours last week.
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Tibbetts was last seen on July 18 at approximately 7:30 a.m. when she went on a walk. She was last seen wearing dark running shorts, a pink sports top and sneakers, police said.
Search crews check the locks in the vicinity of the farm that was searched by FBI investigators last week.
Tibbetts’ friend, Jack Dalton, said he received a Snapchat message from her at 10:00 pm
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Search crews comb through ditches in the neighborhood of the farm.
A pig farmer told FBI investigators arrived at his home last Friday and asked to search without a warrant. They were there almost two hours, taking photos of the interior of the house and also the search of his garage. He said that researchers then asked for an interview with him from the house and kept his mobile phone during the night to check his records. The farmer has not been charged with a crime and says that he has “nothing to hide.”
Tibbetts had his stay at her boyfriend’s house in Brooklyn to watch his dogs while he worked on a construction project, nearly 100 km away.
Cristina Corbin is a Fox News reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter @CristinaCorbin.