Mollie Tibbetts' Family Speaks Out After Identity of Her Alleged Murderer is Released

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August 22, 2018Aug 22, 2018

Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old student at the University of Iowa, sparked nationwide attention after she went missing from her daily jog on July 18th. She was missing for roughly five weeks before the missing person investigation reached a tragic conclusion.

Murder suspect Christian Bajina Rivera was taken into custody shortly after Mollie’s body was found in a cornfield on Tuesday, August 21st. As previously reported, Rivera — an illegal immigrant — is in the process of being charged with first-degree murder.

The suspect claimed he “blacked out” after running near Mollie for quite some time on the day of her murder. He reportedly confessed to the crime after being captured on surveillance footage and later led authorities to the location of Mollie’s body.

The fact that Rivera was an illegal immigrant, of course, caused public outrage. Mollie’s case is one of many recent, serious crimes involving illegals — an issue President Trump has frequently brought to the public’s attention while pushing for greater border security.

After the identity of Mollie’s alleged murderer was released, a member of her family spoke out in a public statement. Mollie’s aunt — Billie Jo Calderwood — shared a reminder that “evil comes in every color,” and additionally, she thanked everyone for their love and support.

"Please remember, Evil comes in EVERY color. Our family has been blessed to be surrounded by love, friendship and support throughout this entire ordeal by friends from all different nations and races,” Mollie’s aunt said in a social media post. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you."

Please continue to pray for Mollie’s friends and family during this tragic time. May God bring them healing, peace, and comfort.

In related news, Elizabeth Warren is coming under major fire after her controversial comment regarding the Mollie Tibbetts case.