The story of a missing student from Iowa who captured national attention received a tragic end today.
Tibbetts was a psychology student at the University of Iowa.
She disappeared on the night of July 18, sometime after leaving her boyfriend's home in Brooklyn, Iowa to go jogging.
Well-known to her neighbors as a dependable babysitter and steady churchgoer, Tibbetts was dog-sitting for her boyfriend and his brother the night she went missing.
Both men were spending the night out of town for work, and police say they are not suspects in Tibbetts' disappearance.
In the weeks since she went missing, celebrities from Iowa have helped spread the word about Tibbetts' case, making her story a national obsession.
"There are] no words to describe how you feel when you don’t know where or how your child is," Tibbetts' mother Laura Calderwood said about her disappearance.
Family members and police have speculated that Tibbetts' cell phone and Fitbit tracking device could help reveal what happened to her.
Last week, the FBI speculated that Tibbetts had been abducted by someone she knew and trusted, insisting her kidnapper was "hiding in plain sight," and may have attended vigils for her.
A local pig farmer, Wayne Cheney, was interviewed by police several times and even took a polygraph (lie detector) test in relation to the disapperance.
Police are expected to share more details about the case at a press conference later today.