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The Latest: Suspect to appear before the court in Iowa woman’s death

MONTEZUMA, Iowa – The Latest on a man in the U.S. illegally who is accused in the kidnapping and murder of an Iowa college student (all times are local):

10:15 pm

The man charged in the kidnapping and murder of an Iowa student is expected to make his first appearance in the afternoon.

Cristhian Bahena Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. He is set to appear on the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma in 1 hour

A criminal complaint alleges Rivera followed Tibbetts, while out for a run, kidnapped, and murdered, and dumped her body in a cornfield. Investigators say Rivera led them to a body believed to be Tibbetts beginning of the Tuesday.

An autopsy is scheduled on Wednesday by the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

Court records are not a lawyer for Rivera, who is caught on a $1 million cash-only bond.

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12:05 pm

The authorities say that a man in the U.S. illegally, it is known that the kidnapping of a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield.

Twenty-four-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts of Brooklyn, Iowa. Rivera is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond. A first appearance is scheduled for 1 pm, Wednesday.

Tibbetts’ 18 July disappearance, a massive search involving state and federal authorities. Division of Criminal Investigation special agent Rick Rahn says Rivera led researchers early Tuesday to a body believed to be Tibbetts.

President Donald Trump took note of the arrest and called for immigration law changes in a rally in West Virginia. And Republican, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said residents are angry that a broken immigration system, a predator, such as this living in our community.”

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