The majority of the money donated to set up a fund to bring back Mollie Tibbetts safely to her family will be returned to the people who donated it. Officials with Crime Stoppers say that the reward money will be returned and no reward will be handed out to any individual who provided information in the case. Other donations will be distributed to the Tibbetts family.

The body of the 20-year-old University of Iowa student was found in a cornfield in rural Poweshiek county. Her death was ruled a homicide and the state medical examiner said she died from 'multiple sharp force injuries'.

Crime Stoppers set up the reward fund with First State Bank in Brooklyn shortly after Tibbetts was reported missing. In the weeks since then, the reward grew to over $385,000. That set a 36-year record for largest reward. Officials with Crime Stoppers thanked everyone who quickly donated to the fund, thanking everyone for their kindness and compassion.

 

[via IC Press Citizen]