MONTEZUMA, Iowa - Lead investigators are describing unusual behaviors or changes that could identify the suspect who abducted or harmed Mollie Tibbetts.
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt outlined behaviors in a press briefing carried live Monday afternoon on WHO Radio News. The details became chilling.
"Change in normal routine, which might include missing school, work, or routine engagements, without plausible explanation. A vehicle unexpectedly taken to a repair shop, or sold, or disposed of. Unexpected or intensive cleaning of a vehicle, possibly at an unusual time of the day or night." Mortvedt said.
Then, he described possible personal changes or personality changes that could identify the suspect.
"Altering physical appearance, growth or removal of facial hair, change in cut or color of hair." Mortvedt said.
"Displays of anxiety, nervousness, stress, or irritability. Unexplained injuries. Changes in use of cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs. Changes in sleep patterns."
Mollie Tibbetts vanished nearly a month ago, after jogging the evening of July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa.
Anonymous tips reported to Crime Stoppers are still eligible for the more than $366,000 dollar reward.