Family of Mollie Tibbetts releases statement: 'Our hearts are broken'

The family of Mollie Tibbetts, the University of Iowa student who was missing for more than a month is speaking out for the first time since her body was found in a farm field in rural Iowa Tuesday.  

Tibbetts, 20, disappeared on July 18 while jogging in her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. She was missing for more than a month before investigators located her body in a field 12 miles southeast of Brooklyn in Poweshiek County on Tuesday.

Authorities have charged Cristian Bahena Rivera with first-murder in connection to her death. 

Statement from family of Mollie Tibbetts

Her family issued the following statement on Wednesday: