Thursday 7PM Update: Counselors Available at Kingsley, Poyner Schools

KCRG/Gazette/Courier Staff Reports

Buttons or offered at Creative Impact to help search efforts for Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa. (MATTHEW PUTNEY / Courier Photo Editor)


By Aaron Hepker

WATERLOO, Iowa - School counselors will be available Monday to support and address concerns of students after two girls disappeared last week.

Counselors will be at Kingsley Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Poyner Elementary School from 4 to 8 p.m. Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, went missing Friday while riding their bikes around Meyers Lake in Evansdale. Cook-Morrissey attends Kingsley and Collins is a Poyner student.

Those who stop at the schools should enter through each building’s main entrance. Staff will direct people to the appropriate areas.

The times are being made available for students to talk with counselors about their concerns. Parents will receive a guide to help with discussions with their child.

Call Kingsley or Poyner during the scheduled times with any questions. Kingsley can be reached at (319) 433-2210 and Poyner at (319) 433-1534. Each school’s principal will be there to answer calls.


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Tip Line

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

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


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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