Yesterday, we received the sad news that Mollie Tibbetts’ body had been found almost a month after she simply vanished while going for a run. Her killer is an illegal alien who had lived in the area for four to seven years. A week ago, the FBI had issued a warning that the student’s attacker was hiding in plain sight and that they did not know who he is. Mollie was only 20-years-old and she was going to be married. Now we know who her killer is and that he was part of the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa where she lived. He allegedly knew his victim.
Cristhian Rivera has made a full confession to Mollie’s murder. He evidently came upon her as she was jogging and accosted her. He got out of his car and jogged with her or behind her. Finally, Mollie had had enough and told him she was going to call the police if he didn’t stop. Rivera claims he blacked out at that point and when he came to at an intersection, Mollie was in his trunk with the side of her head bloodied. He slung her over his should and took her out into the nearest cornfield where he left her face up and covered by cornhusks.
Rivera had worked on a local farm for four years and had passed an E-verify system check. But he was an illegal immigrant nonetheless. Rivera could face life in prison for first-degree murder or deportation. Mollie’s grieving family still has a lot of unanswered questions.
The police did not know Rivera’s identity until last Friday. Investigators traced him through his Chevy Malibu which was filmed following Mollie as she went on her evening jog on July 18. The footage came from security cameras at a private citizen’s home and the video caught Rivera in the act when he first approached Mollie.
About a week ago, police gathered the video evidence as they were conducting one of many canvass interviews to find Mollie. They spent days analyzing the footage before finally linking the vehicle to its owner. Rivera had no immediate connection to Mollie but his ex-girlfriend Iris Monarrez was friends with her on Facebook. He had seen Mollie jogging before. It sounds to me as if he might have been stalking the girl. Rivera’s girlfriend has not commented on his arrest.
“He certainly wasn’t known to the local police department. Through our interviews and conducting canvass interviews throughout the community, we weren’t aware of him until we were able to locate the vehicle. It’s not like he was on anybody’s radar. We weren’t aware of him throughout the investigation,” said Rick Rahn, who is a special agent from Iowa’s Division of Criminal Investigation.
Rivera, who is 24-years-old, is also a father. When police approached him Friday, he cooperated willingly and fully in an interview. That’s when he confessed to attacking Mollie. He then led police officers to her body in that field. After five long weeks, her parents finally have closure. It’s a tragic ending to a beautiful young life full of joy and promise.
Originally, a pig farmer had been a person of interest. He was questioned three times and his home was searched. But it turned out not to be him. Wayne Cheney, the farmer, allowed police to search his home and land and was subjected to a polygraph test. There were no other known suspects or people of interest. Mollie’s boyfriend was out of town when this happened and so was his brother, his brother’s fiancee and Mollie’s father Rob. From the beginning, Rob said he thought someone Mollie knew had taken her and begged for her safe return. He believed she was still alive.
It’s unknown exactly why Rivera came to the U.S. He comes from Guayabillo in the state of Guerrero in Mexico. Rivera was not on voter records but he did work for Yarrabee Farms. He passed the background check required to get a job there and had been living with other migrant workers in a farmhouse that is owned by the company they work for.
If it had not been for the camera that caught Rivera driving up to Mollie on July 18th, the police may never have caught this guy. “We are fortunate enough to be able to have that video. We spent a number of days and hours reviewing the video and subsequently were able to identify Rivera’s vehicle and we were able to locate him and ultimately conduct the interview with Mr. Rivera,” Rahn said.
As I understand it an autopsy should be conducted today to determine a cause of death. Mollie’s parents have not spoken of her death yet that I know of. I am sure they are devastated and need time to grieve.
Rivera is due in court this afternoon and is also the subject of an ICE detainer. Republicans are calling for much stricter immigration laws in the wake of this horrible event. Mollie will never get to be with her parents again this lifetime. She deserves justice here as so many other victims do. We need to uphold the rule of law and build the wall.
Thief Steals Combat Vet’s Military Mementos – ‘I’d Give My Soul To Get Those Things Back’
Stealing from others is a despicable act in & of itself, but stealing from a veteran who fought for our freedom & security is a whole other ball game. What kind of scumbag would do this kind of thing? We’re hoping this vet gets his belongings back.
Fox 4 Kansas City reported:
“A Mobile veteran served our country overseas more than a decade ago, but the mementos he brought home were stolen.
Carl Sanders Jr. served for four years and had one tour in Iraq.
Most of his memories were packed up in a duffel bag, but it ended up being stolen.
“I don’t regret one second of anything I’ve done serving my country and the people I served with,” he said.
To remember that time in his life he packed up a bag filled with most of his memories. Things like an Iraqi flag and helmet he found on a mission, but most importantly his uniform.
“It’s the boots I lived in, I fought in,” Sanders said. “A soldiers boots and soldiers uniform that’s more important than anything.”
Losing those keepsakes is difficult for Sanders to swallow as he tries to never forget his military service.
“Those things actually reminded me of who I served with, where I’ve been, some of the things we’ve had to do and I don’t ever want to forget that,” Sanders said. “I don’t ever want to let that go.”
While he still has some things, a few pictures and some patches, what was stolen from him goes beyond a uniform.
“I still got a lot of memories in my head, some are hard to remember, some are hard to forget, but as time goes it kind of fades away,” Sanders said. “That’s why I’m glad I do have some of these things, I can always pick up these pictures and look back and always remember.”
While he holds onto what he does have, he hopes the thief realizes what was taken.
“Outside of monetary value things go a lot further than that,” Sanders said. “You never know what something might mean to someone, maybe the smallest little object.”
A soldier’s treasured memories from a half a world away, stolen from a man who served this country.
“God forgive me, but I would give my soul to get those things back,” Sanders said.
From what little he does have left, he is currently putting together a scrapbook for his family so his service is always remembered.”
Somali Whose Deportation was Thwarted by Passengers Is Gang Rapist With Links To ISIS
I have no understanding of people who would allow foreigners needs to take precedence over their own citizens.
These deranged SJW lunatics should have been arrested. When does the left not ever defend a terrorist?
A Somali man whose deportation was thwarted when passengers on the aeroplane taking him out of the country began complaining is a convicted gang rapist linked to an Islamic State fighter.
29-year-old Yaqub Ahmed was about to be returned to Somalia via a commercial flight to Istanbul, Turkey, but around a dozen ‘social justice warrior’ passengers on the aeroplane became aware of his situation when he began groaning and wailing.
They started complaining “They’re separating him from his family” and chanting “take him off the plane” in rowdy scenes recorded by several people on their mobile phones.
Rather than throw off the disruptive passengers or have them arrested for obstructing the course of justice, however, officials buckled to the mutinous flyers and took Ahmed off the flight, while his supporters applauded and shouted: “You’re free, man!”
However, the Mail on Sunday has now revealed that the busybodies were championing a convicted gang rapist, and that one of his accomplices travelled to the Islamic State to fight as a jihadist after their crime.
VIDEO: Swedish Student Blocks Afghan Deportation by Disrupting Flight https://t.co/OhavK9xIpA
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) July 26, 2018
In August 2007, Ahmed was part of a four-strong rape gang which lured a 16-year-old girl who had become separated from her friends on a night out to a flat in Crouch End, North London, pretending they were waiting for her there.
Ahmed and his accomplices then took turn raping the teenager, who was only saved when neighbours overheard her cries for help and rang the police. All denied the crime, but were convicted with the help of extensive DNA evidence.
The judge sentenced them to a relatively short nine years each — although police detective Emma Bird seemed happy with the terms, saying they “reflect[ed] the seriousness of this offence” — but criminals almost never serve their full term in the United Kingdom, and Ahmed was out after a paltry four years.
It is understood that fellow rapist Ondogo Ahmed travelled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State just months after his release, while accomplice Adnan Mohamud — like Ahmed, a Somali granted refugee status — is still in Britain.
“We need to deport these people and members of the public should not be allowed to obstruct the proper course of justice,” commented Tory backbencher Philip Hollobone.
“Officials accompanying the deportee need to react appropriately to passengers who do not know what is going on. To simply walk off in the face of passenger confusion is not good enough.”
Britain’s record both tracking and deporting illegal migrants in general is very poor.
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