Wednesday 12PM Update: Authorities Search Landfill for Clues About Lyric and & Elizabeth

KCRG/Gazette/Courier Staff Reports

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By Aaron Hepker

EVANSDALE, Iowa - As the search for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, enters its sixth day, law enforcement agencies continue to leave no stone unturned while seeking out clues to the girls' disappearance last Friday.

Several sources have confirmed that law enforcement officials have called for all residential and commercial trash in the city of Evansdale to be set aside in the Black Hawk County landfill to be searched through by those involved in the ongoing investigation.

Brett Vette, administrator of the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, confirmed that law enforcement were searching through garbage dumped at the county landfill Monday. However, no such activity was reported on Tuesday.

Debbie Acklin of Black Hawk Waste Disposal has also confirmed such proceedings are taking place.

"I can confirm that all Evansdale trash is being segregated in the Black Hawk County Landfill for law enforcement to search if they so choose," Acklin said.

Acklin went on to say that no members of the search movement have searched through the trash on Wednesday.

More information on the Wednesday's search proceedings will be made available during today's press conference at 4 p.m.

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Authorities are asking anyone who has any information on the case to call the tip line, at 319-232-6682 or send an e-mail to ourmissingiowagirls@dps.state.ia.us.

A reward of $150,000 has been established for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.



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Friday, July 13, 2012
  • 2:48PM Cousins Lyric Cook & Elizabeth Collins are reported missing      
  • 2:50PM Law enforcement begin searching the girls
  • 4PM Firefighters find the girls’ bike at Meyers Lake
  • 4:30PM Search of Meyers Lake begins
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