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.
Now that people are taking notice, many have theories about why so many have gone missing in Iowa. Some are wild but others are just troubling.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the statistic is within the normal range. Others agree there's nothing to worry about.
But for some people, "normal" is not a good enough explanation.
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