Posted by Jack
CNN, for whatever screwball reasons, can’t bring themselves to say the confessed killed of Mollie Tibbetts was an “illegal” immigrant. The headlines say just immigrant, then into the story we read he was an “undocumented” immigrant. Are they concerned about hurting his feeling if they call this confessed killer an illegal alien? Illegal alien, illegal immigrant, they are both more correct than an undocumented immigrant. Stupid CNN.
(CNN) – Authorities had been looking for Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old Iowa student who disappeared while jogging, for weeks when they found home surveillance video that showed a car following a woman running.
After watching it for hours, investigators found clues that led them to an undocumented immigrant, who on Tuesday led them to a leaf-covered body in a cornfield.
It is unclear why Rivera killed Tibbetts, said Rick Rahn, special agent in charge at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
“I can’t really speak to you about the motive,” Rahn said. “I can just tell you it seems that he followed her and seemed to be drawn to her on that particular day and for whatever reason he chose to abduct her.”
An autopsy to determine when and how the woman died is planned for Wednesday.
The suspect is an undocumented immigrant who authorities believe has been in the area for four to seven years, Rahn said. Charges were filed in district court in Poweshiek County and bail was set at $1 million.