Month Long Fundraiser for Elizabeth and Lyric

A poster with photos of Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, who disappeared in Evansdale last Friday, adorn a utility pole across from the entrance to Meyers Lake in Evansdale, Iowa, Monday, July 16, 2012. Their bikes were found Friday afternoon near a bike trail at the edge of Meyers Lake in Evansdale. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Brandon Pollock)


By Belinda Yeung

EVANSDALE, Iowa – A month long fundraiser will help raise the reward money for two missing Black Hawk County cousins. Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook were last seen on July 13th in downtown Evansdale.

The girls’ families with work in conjunction with the Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers for the fundraiser drive. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used as a reward for information that leads to the missing girls. The money will be held for up to five years, if the fund is still needed. The drive will start on Monday November 19th and end on December 19th.

If the girls are found and a reward can’t be given, the money will go to the Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers general fund. The girls’ families said that if the funds can’t be used to benefit the girls, then it’s their wish that the money be used to help other victims and their families.

You can drop off your donation at the Evansdale, Cedar Falls, or Waterloo police departments. You can also donate by mailing in your donation to:

Crime Stopper c/o Elizabeth and Lyric Fund
PO Box 1520
Waterloo, IA 50704


The Life & Love of Elizabeth Collins Celebration

Parents of Elizabeth Collins Speak to the Media on 12/13

Authorities Confident Remains Belong to Missing Girls

Authorities Announce Discovery of Two Bodies

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Photo Gallery

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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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Interactive Map

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Updates in the Case


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