Both the father and boyfriend of Mollie Tibbetts, the 20-year-old University of Iowa student disappeared from the Brooklyn, Iowa neighborhood where she was staying on the night of July 18, have been speaking with the Fox News television network.
On Monday, Mollie's dad, Rob, while admitting that this is total speculation on his part, told Fox that he believes Mollie is alive and with someone that she knows.
Rob also told Fox that he believes Mollie is being held against her will. He says he believes Mollie might have gotten into a car willingly and that the person that she got into the car with perhaps misinterpreted the "nature of their relationship" and then made a "horrible mistake."
He also told Fox News, "The longer we go without finding Mollie's body, the more hopeful we are that she's alive somewhere and going through something that she can survive."
Tibbetts added that he believes Mollie and whoever is with her "don't know how to resolve this," but encouraged anyone with information "to come forward and bring Mollie home."
You'll recall that the family also told the media that Mollie had come back to the house in Brooklyn where she was dog sitting for her boyfriend after a run and had done homework on her computer.
But law enforcement is not confirming the details provided by the family so it's hard to determine what is true or not. Be that as it may, the tip line for information that might lead to finding Mollie is 800-452-1111.