Hundreds gather for run to honor slain Iowa college student
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — Several hundred runners gathered in the hometown of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts over the weekend to honor her memory with a run.
The Des Moines Register reports the run on Sunday in the east-central Iowa town of Brooklyn helped raise more than $20,000. The money will benefit University of Iowa students studying children’s psychiatry.
Mollie Tibbett’s older brother, Jake Tibbetts, encouraged participants to enjoy the run the way his sister would have.
Twenty-year-old Mollie Tibbettts vanished while out for a run in Brooklyn on July 18. Her body was found in a cornfield more than a month later.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ stabbing death.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com