FBI Says Man Questioned in Evansdale Abduction Case Is Not A Suspect

KCRG/Gazette/Courier Staff Reports


By Aaron Hepker

EVANSDALE, Iowa - A person of interest in the case of two missing girls turned himself in to authorities after the FBI has released surveillance photos of him Wednesday night.

The FBI said they believe the person might have information about the abduction of Elizabeth Collins, 9, and Lyric Cook Morrissey, 10, who went missing July 13.

The photos, which show a white Chevy Astro cargo van and the person authorities believe was driving the truck, were taken at an area convenience store on the day the girls disappeared from Evansdale.

The FBI said in a news release that the person is being questioned "not as a witness but as someone who may have information about the abduction of the two girls from Evansdale."

Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 319-232-6682 or the FBI at 402-493-8688.


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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.


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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