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Justice For Mollie Tibbetts: Man Arrested For 1st Degree Murder

Mollie Tibbetts Killer Arrested Murder Christhan Bahena Rivera Mugshot

Aug. 22 2018, Updated 10:06 p.m. ET

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An arrest has been made in the Mollie Tibbetts' case and the suspect has been charged with “murder in the first degree,” according to the arrest warrant obtained by

The court documents dated August 21, 2018 revealed the gruesome details behind Tibbetts’ death, and state Cristhian Bahena Rivera was arrested for her death and remains in jail on $1,000,000 bond.

Rivera, a 5’6” 130-pound male born on June 11, 1994 led police to Tibbetts’ body that he left abandoned in a corn field.

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The arrest warrant obtained by stated Rivera’s offense was “having malice aforethought, willfully, deliberately, and with premeditation kill Mollie Cecelia Tibbetts.”

He is being held on $1,000,000 bail in jail.

As previously reported, Tibbetts’ body was found in a rural area near her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.

Her father confirmed his daughter’s body was found on Tuesday.

Stay with for updates to the story.

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