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Mollie Tibbetts’ Murder Suspect’s House Raided By FBI After Shocking Autopsy Results

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Aug. 23 2018, Published 9:57 p.m. ET

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The FBI raided the home of the man accused of murdering Mollie Tibbetts. RadarOnline.com has exclusive photos and live updates from the scene where agents were searching for evidence at Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s rural Brooklyn, Iowa house on Thursday, August 23.

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3:35 PM CST: Multiple FBI agents descended upon Rivera’s home, staging their vehicles a quarter-mile down the road.

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3:40 PM CST: The FBI parked in front of the driveway where Rivera lived until he was arrested for Tibbetts’ murder.

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3:45 PM CST: An unidentified child was dropped off on the property and ran to the house when he saw the FBI agents.

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3:50 PM CST: The FBI agents walked onto Rivera’s property holding paperwork.

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3:59 PM CST: Law enforcement arrived with search dogs and took the canines into the basement of the house where Rivera lived.

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One CSI FBI truck was parked on the street next to Rivera’s home.

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A silver unmarked FBI car with two agents was on the property as well as one FBI K-9 Ford Expedition with two agents inside.

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A large white law enforcement van was parked on the street next to the property.

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Rivera’s home was just a six-minute drive from the cornfield where Tibbetts’ body was located a month after she disappeared on July 18, 2018.

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As Radar reported, Rivera was arrested and charged with killing Tibbetts on August 21, 2018.

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Rivera appeared in court on August 22, 2018, wearing a bulletproof vest, and a black and white striped jail uniform.

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“The State Medical Examiner determined that the manner of death was "homicide resulting from multiple sharp force injuries,” the Coroner’s press release obtained by Radar read.

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The arrest warrant issued for Rivera gave his description of killing Tibbetts, noting he saw her jogging, pulled over his car and ran alongside her.

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“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,’” the arrest warrant stated, with Rivera claiming he didn’t remember killing Tibbetts.

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He is scheduled to return to court on August 31, 2018.

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