The Five: Tibbetts Murder Suspect, Illegal Immigrant, 'Shouldn't Have Been Here'
Former USSS Agent Dan Bongino and the panel on "The Five" reacted to the discovery of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbett's body Tuesday.
An illegal immigrant stands accused of killing college student Mollie Tibbetts and dumping her body in an Iowa cornfield — after he accosted her during a July 18 jog and she threatened to call police.
Cristhian Bathena Rivera, 24, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in Tibbetts' death, officials confirmed.
Authorities said Rivera, who lived in the rural Poweshiek County area, is being held on a federal immigration detainer. He's believed to have been in the area for four to seven years.The body of Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, was found Tuesday in a field covered with corn stalks. Her father and two sources confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday morning that Tibbetts had been found dead. In a news conference Tuesday evening, investigators said they had not confirmed the body's identity but that they believed it was Tibbetts.
Authorities said Rivera, of the rural Poweshiek County area, is being held on a federal immigration detainer. He's believed to have been in the area for four to seven years.
Bongino said that the news is "every parent's [and] every human being's worst nightmare."
Dagen McDowell added that "people will be asking why [Rivera] was in this country" in the first place.
She said the case brings back memories of Kate Steinle, a young California woman shot and killed on a San Francisco pier in 2015.
Mexican national and illegal immigrant Juan Sanchez, also known as Jose Zarate, was convicted of a firearms violation in Steinle's death.
McDowell slammed critics of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the wake of the news of Tibbetts' death.
Bongino said that pointing to the illegal immigration problem is not "politicizing the issue" of her death.
"He one-hundred percent shouldn't have been here. If [he] weren't here, this woman [if the allegations against Rivera are true] would be alive. That's not irrational or unreasonable," Bongino said.
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