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Families of Missing Cousins Struggle With Worry
EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - Family members of two missing Iowa girls are struggling with the unknowns while law enforcement continues searching for the young cousins.
The Des Moines Register reports that life is far from normal for the families of 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook. The girls were last seen taking a bike ride in Evansdale on July 13.
Marsha Gilmer-Tullis with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says the uncertainty about what happened to a missing child can be unbearable for families. Most of the 800,000 U.S. children reported missing each year are found quickly.
Elizabeth Collins' mother, Heather Collins, says she sits up at night hoping a police car will drive up with her daughter.
Dan Morrissey, father of Lyric Cook, says he struggles with the unknowns.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reward of $150,000 has been established for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
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