Thursday 1PM Update: Attorney Advises Parents of Missing Girl to Remain Silent

KCRG/Gazette/Courier Staff Reports

Misty and Dan Morrissey speak to the media near Meyers Lake where their daughter Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, disappeared last Friday, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa. The girls' bikes were found Friday afternoon near a bike trail at the edge of the lake. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


By Max Walker

EVANSDALE, Iowa - An attorney has advised Misty and Dan Morrissey against talking with the police or media according to Misty Morrissey's sister.

Tammy Brousseau, Misty's Morrissey's sister, said Thursday that the attorney also told the parents not to take any additional polygraph tests.

Misty and Dan are the parents of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey. Lyric and her 8-year-old cousin Elizabeth Collins disappeared from Evansdale July 13. In recent days the couple's criminal background has become the focus of attention in both the local and national media.

Wednesday family members said officials interrogated Dan Morrissey the day before and accused him of killing the girls.

Up to this point law enforcement officials have said the family had cooperated with the investigation "100 percent."


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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

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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