MONTEZUMA, IA – On Tuesday, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, led police to the body of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who had been missing since July 18. Her body was left in a cornfield, covered in leaves and debris.
Rivera told investigators that he saw the young woman jogging, and began to follow her in his vehicle. Eventually he exited his Chevy Malibu and began running alongside her.
Mollie told her assailant that she was calling police, according to court documents.
Rivera admitted that at some point, he removed Mollie’s body from the trunk of his car and hid her remains in the cornfield. Although, he has reportedly told police that he “blacked out” and does not remember any of the gruesome details, which occurred in between the time he abducted her and when he hid her bloody, lifeless body.
An autopsy is being performed to determine the manner in which the college student was killed.
Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held at the Poweshiek County Jail on $1 million bail.
Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico, has been living in the area where Mollie’s abduction and murder took place, for four to seven years, according to police.
If convicted, the illegal alien faces up to life in prison, as the state of Iowa does not have the death penalty.
On Tuesday evening, while speaking at an event in West Virginia, President Trump stated:
You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in very sadly from Mexico. And you saw what happened to that incredible beautiful young woman. Should have never happened. Illegally in our country. We’ve had a huge impact but the laws are so bad, the immigration laws are such a disgrace. We’re getting it changed but we have to get more Republicans.
Of course, this is yet the latest in a long, never-ending campaign of unspeakable violence perpetrated against Americans by those who have no right to be in this country.
Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son, 32-year-old Sgt. Brandon Mendoza of the Mesa, (AZ) Police Department was killed on May 12, 2014 in a head-on crash with an illegal alien, who was drunk and high on methamphetamine told Breitbart News:
How many more dead Americans and heartbroken families will it take for our politicians to understand the severity of this problem in our country? Unvetted criminals crossing our unsecured borders to commit crimes against our citizens, and they are usually shown leniency in our courts. Enough is enough! Politicians’ lack of empathy and understanding when we have pleaded with them to make the changes needed to protect our citizens has now allowed another precious life to fall victim. Accountability is now vital and needs to be directed exactly where it belongs…DC!
Sabine Durden, whose son, 30-year-old Dominic Durden, a dispatcher with the Riverside (CA) Sheriff’s Office, was killed on July 12, 2012, when he was struck by an illegal alien who blew through an intersection so fast, Dominic’s body was hurled from his motorcycle into a concrete wall, killing him upon impact, also told Breitbart News:
I pray Mollie Tibbitts will be the very last victim of an illegal alien. Because clearly everyone is wide awake by now and can no longer stand by and do or say nothing or think this will never happen to their loved one. It’s time to get loud and tell our politicians on either side to get behind our president and once and for all secure our borders, support ICE and all other law enforcement and clean up our country for the safety of all.
While thousands of Americans become victims of the crimes committed by illegal aliens each and every year, there are some crimes which are simply so heinous they make all of us take pause and ask the question: Will this one finally be enough?
Of course, the answer to that question is yet to be known, and unfortunately…it may never be!