Mollie Tibbetts

20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was reported missing Thursday, July 19. 

DES MOINES | A state agency has released preliminary autopsy results for Mollie Tibbetts. 

The Iowa State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Tibbetts' body Aug. 22 and determined she died by by homicide "resulting from multiple sharp force injuries," according to a news release from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. 

The medical examiner said further examination may result in additional findings. 

No other information was provided. 

Autopsy reports are confidential under Iowa law, except for the cause and manner of death. 

— Ashley Miller

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