It is the disappearance that captivated the nation. Filled with mystery and lacking answers, Mollie Tibbetts had been missing since July 18, 2018 before she was found dead August 21, 2018, almost a month later.
As several outlets reported that Mollie Tibetts body was found, it was reported by Iowa local 5 that Cristhian Bahena Rivera has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the murder of Mollie Tibbetts.
The Facebook profile for Cristhian Bahena Rivera which for now, can still be accessed here, is still up as of August 21, 2018 at 4:20 PM CST.
ABC7 reported Cristhian Bahena Rivera is in the country illegally and has a federal immigration detainer.
From examining the Facebook profile of Cristhian Bahena Rivera:
- Cristhian Bahena Rivera alleges in his profile he is from the Mexican state of Guerero. Specifically, he lists he is from the Guerero city of Guayabillo.
- Twelve weeks prior to August 21, 2018, Cristhian Bahena Rivera has a short conversation with someone who he refers to as “teacher” in Spanish who originally commented on the picture asking “Hello cristian how are you” to which Cristhian Bahena Rivera later replies “in the United States in the state of Iowa”.
- Cristhian Bahena Rivera posted a picture of a baby girl on September 1, 2015 and tagged a female who is likely the mother of the child. According to comments on the picture, Cristhian Bahena Rivera talks as if he is the father of the child.
- There is a picture posted on the profile of Cristhian Bahena Rivera from June 28, 2017 which shows several rifles.
- Cristhian Bahena Rivera appears to be a fan of soccer team Club de Fútbol América S.A. de C.V., most commonly known as América, as he has several photos with the team logo in his profile.