Scammers Seeking Donations For Slain Iowa Cousins

Lyric Cook, left; Elizabeth Collin, right

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By Richard Pratt

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Scammers have been going from door to door in some parts of Black Hawk County, seeking cash they say is for two slain cousins.

Elizabeth Collins was 8 and Lyric Cook was 10 when they were last seen in July 2012 riding their bikes near Meyers Lake in Evansdale. Their bodies were later found in a wooded area in December. No arrests have been reported.

An acquaintance of Elizabeth's mother, Heather Collins, told her about two boys who had knocked on her door Sunday. Heather Collins soon notified the county sheriff's office.

Sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben advises people to ask solicitors for literature that can be checked out and any donations made later.

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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.



Timeline

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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