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Young People Are Going Missing In Iowa At An Alarming Rate—And People Have Troubling Theories As To Why

By Dennis Matthew Livesey

When news of missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts drew national focus on Iowa, few could have guessed at the time that her disappearancy was just one part of a much larger story. 

As the search for Tibbetts continues, an alarming statistic has come to light: she was just one of 48 juveniles who went missing in Iowa during the month of July — 36 of whom went missing in a 10-day period. 

The statistic has frightened parents across the country and left many wondering just what is going on in Iowa.

People are wondering how news of 48 missing children has received so little national media coverage.