Missing Iowa woman possibly sighted in Missouri

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Kearney is about 25 miles northeast of Kansas City.

It's been more than two weeks since Dalton Jack last saw or heard from his girlfriend, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, before she mysteriously vanished in a rural Iowa town.

The Mollie Tibbetts search turned up a red shirt near an Iowa pig farm this week and, while it is not clear whose shirt it was, Fox News reported confirming that the missing college student worked at a day care where the uniform includes red shirts. Officers conducted a thorough search of the area, spoke with all possible witnesses, and reviewed all available video footage.

KMBC-TV reports Kearney police Sgt. Joe Kantola said only one person reported seeing the woman who resembled Mollie.

A possible Mollie Tibbetts sighting was reported at a Kearney, Missouri truck stop.

Tibbetts was last seen wearing dark-colored running shorts, a pink sports top and running shoes. At this time, we still have not found Mollie. Imagine if this was you, someone had taken your Mollie.

However, a woman who wrote on Facebook that she was part of the discussion group where the claim originated cast doubts on its legitimacy in a post.

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Family members have urged the public to come forward with any information, "the bottom line is somebody knows something", Tibbetts father, Rob, told Fox News.

However, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent Mike Krapfl confirmed Thursday that the reported sighting of Tibbetts wasn't substantiated and has been ruled out by investigators.

Tibbetts disappeared after going for a jog near her boyfriend's home in Brooklyn, Iowa.

Her family and friends are posting flyers and talking to the public and the media about a new reward fund for information on the whereabouts of the 20-year-old.

Tips on the missing student "have been coming in regularly", and 30 to 40 investigators are on the case, Winker said.

So far there have been no suspects or arrests in the disappearance of the University of Iowa sophomore.

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