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Funeral Date for Mollie Tibbetts Announced in Obituary

2018-08-24 16:12
The funeral for Mollie Tibbetts is set for Aug. 26. Tibbetts, 20, was found dead this week after a weeks-long search was launched when she vanished on July 19, while jogging just outside her hometown of Brooklyn. Investigators were led to a remote cornfield where her body was placed by an illegal immigrant from Mexico who has been charged with murdering her. Investigators said Mollie Tibbetts cause of death was "sharp force injuries." According to an obituary for Tibbetts, the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium of the BGM High School in Brooklyn. "The family will receive friends following the service for a reception and continued fellowship," the obituary stated. The Tibbetts family asked people to contribute to a memorial fund in Mollie's name, dedicated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.