Reward fund for missing Iowa woman to a record of more than $300,000

DES MOINES, Iowa – A spokesman for a central Iowa non-profit says the reward fund for a missing University of Iowa student has grown to more than $300,000, and will likely continue to climb.

Greg Willey, the president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, says the Mollie Tibbetts reward fund has reached $301,363, that is a record for the organization that was founded in 1982.

Willey, says donations have come from more than 180 individuals and companies from all over the country.

The fund was established to help return Tibbetts to her family. The 20-year-old woman went missing on July 18 from her home in Brooklyn, about 70 miles (112.7 km) east of Des Moines.

Officers of the FBI, state and local law enforcement agencies are working to find her.

She was last seen jogging on the streets of the city, in the town of 1,400.

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