Search of pig farm turns up no sign of missing Iowa woman

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — Investigators say they have searched a pig farm and other places in east-central Iowa near where a University of Iowa student went missing, but have turned up no sign of her.

Station KCCI-TV reports that the pig farm is near Guernsey, about 15 minutes from 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts’ hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts was last seen the evening of July 18 jogging near the Brooklyn home of her boyfriend, where she was staying to watch his dogs while he was out of town.

The FBI and state investigators have also been using digital forensic searches of her social media accounts, cellphone and fitness tracker in an effort to find her. Authorities say that as more time passes without finding her, they increasingly suspect she was abducted.

Tibbetts was reported missing Thursday when she didn’t show up for work.

Authorities say Tibbetts’ boyfriend has been ruled out as a suspect.