Mollie Tibbetts’ autopsy results have been revealed. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal the missing Iowa student who was found dead after a month search died from “multiple sharp force injuries.”
In an autopsy conducted by the Iowa State Medical Examiner on August 22, 2018, the body found has been confirmed to be Tibbetts.
“The State Medical Examiner determined that the manner of death was homicide resulting from multiple sharp force injuries,” the press release obtained by Radar read. ”Further examination may result in additional findings.”
According to the murder in the first degree arrest warrant, police captured Rivera after viewing video footage from an area on the east side of Brooklyn, Iowa from July 18, 2018.
“After review of the video, it was determined that Mollie Tibbetts was running near the area of Boundary and Middle street when a dark colored Chevy Malibu was in the same vicinity,” the warrant read. “The dark colored Chevy Malibu can be seen numerous times driving back-and-forth in the area. It was determined through other investigation that the dark colored Chevy Malibu was connected to Cristhian Rivera. Rivera was in question by law-enforcement about the disappearance of Tibbetts on 8/20/2018.”
Rivera described seeing Tibbetts.
“Rivera stated she grabbed her phone and said ‘I’m gonna call the police.’ Rivera claimed he panicked, got mad and then “blocked” his “memory.”
“Rivera stated he then made a U-turn, drove back to an entrance to a field and then drove into a driveway to a cornfield,” the warrant read. “He noticed there was an ear piece from headphones in his lap and that is how he realized he put her in the trunk. He went to get her out of the trunk and he noticed blood on the side of her head. The defendant Rivera described the female clothing, that she was wearing including an earphone or headphone set.”
The 24-year-old led police to her body, which he left abandoned in a cornfield.
Rivera is currently being held on $1 million bond.
Radar previously reported that police are “now looking for whoever helped, aided, abetted or knew of what Rivera did.” The source added, “It is possible that Rivera did not act alone."
Her father confirmed his daughter’s body was found on Tuesday, August 21.
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