Topic: “The Mollie Tibbetts Investigation: the 33 day Multi-Agency search for the U of Iowa Student that Gripped the Nation”
Description: On July 18, 2018, American University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts disappeared while jogging near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa. One month later, police identified a 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera as a suspect in her disappearance. Rivera was seen on security camera footage following Tibbetts while she was jogging. Rivera led police to the body of Tibbetts in a cornfield on August 21, 2018. Rivera was recently convicted of first-degree murder.
Trent Vileta was a police officer from 1996 through 2002 for the Milwaukee, (WI) Police Department, and the Coralville, (IA) Police Departments. Trent joined the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in 2006 and was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit since 2007. Trent served with the United Stated Army Reserve. He has been recognized as an expert in cold case investigations and spend a lot of time assisting other departments with cold cases.