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Feds to Drop Petition Against Misty Morrissey

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A hearing for a Waterloo woman on a federal supervised release violation set for Wednesday morning in Cedar Rapids was cancelled because prosecutors changed their mind about revoking... Read More »

Community Gathering to Mark 4 Months Since Evansdale Abduction

EVANSDALE, Iowa - Tuesday marks four months since the disappearance of 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 11-year-old cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey. Authorities believe the girls were abducted from Evansdale... Read More »

Mother of Missing Girl to Appear in Court

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The mother of one of two missing Iowa cousins must appear in federal court to face allegations she violated the terms of her supervised release in a decade-old methamphetamine case,... Read More »

Family of Missing Cousins Passes Out Candy For a Cause

WATERLOO, Iowa - As parents and kids go through their treats on Wednesday night, some might also find the pictures of two familiar faces. It's been three and a half months since two Black Hawk County... Read More »

Friends of Missing Evansdale Girls Keep Vigil

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Friends and supporters of two Iowa girls who've been missing since July plan to distribute fliers on Halloween to maintain public awareness. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says... Read More »

Family of Missing Cousins Attend Preventing Abuse Conference

DES MOINES, Iowa - For three months, Drew and Heather Collins have hoped, pleaded and prayed for the safe return of their daughter, Elizabeth Collins, and niece, Lyric Cook. Friday was no different, except... Read More »

Elizabeth Smart Gives Advice to Evansdale Family, All Iowans

DES MOINES, Iowa - Elizabeth Smart was in Iowa Thursday to talk about how to better protect children. "If my child was approached, I would tell them kick that person so hard, scratch their eyes out,"... Read More »

Father of Missing Iowa Girl Seeks Change of Venue

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The father of one of two missing Iowa cousins is asking for his trial on drug charges to be moved. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Daniel Morrissey's attorney says... Read More »

School Year Begins Without Missing Cousins, New Dismissal Policy in Place

EVANSDALE, Iowa – The start of the school year in the Waterloo district won’t be the same without missing cousins, Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins. Thursday is the first day kids will walk into their... Read More »

Iowa Racecar Driver Helps Spread Word and Faces of Missing Girls

NEWTON, Iowa- A racecar driver is doing his part to raise awareness about the disappearance of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook. Iowa native, Michael Annett, will show the faces of Cook and Collins and... Read More »

Police Checking Tips On Suspicious Vans Following Abduction Attempt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Roger Johnson said he parked his white van in the parking lot of a video store next door without thinking twice. Cedar Rapids police said they have taken several reports of suspicious... Read More »

Families of Missing Cousins Await Identification of Bodies Found on Wednesday

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Five months after two young cousins vanished while riding their bikes, residents of the northeast Iowa community where they were last seen are anxiously waiting to hear whether two... Read More »

New Reward Fund Organized for Missing Black Hawk County Cousins

EVANSDALE, Iowa - A collection drive to boost the reward fund for two missing Black Hawk County cousins got an official kick off from family members and law enforcement Monday afternoon. The search for... Read More »

Feds: Inmate Falsely Claimed Info on Missing Girls

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors say a Cedar Rapids inmate made phone calls falsely claiming to have knowledge of the whereabouts of the missing Iowa cousins. Federal prosecutors say in a filing that... Read More »

Police Re-canvass Evansdale for Missing Girls

WATERLOO, Iowa - Investigators were expected to wrap up a “re-canvassing” of neighborhoods this afternoon in an attempt to garner new information that may help find two girls that went missing from Evansdale. Cousins... Read More »

Birthday Gathering Planned for Girl Abducted From Evansdale

EVANSDALE, Iowa – Feelings of sadness will mix with a scene of celebration as community members gather to honor the birthday of one of the missing Black Hawk County girls. Tuesday marks Lyric Cook’s 11th... Read More »

DCI Accepting Tips on Missing Cousins Through Email

EVANDALE, Iowa - Now, at nearly two months since Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins were last seen in Evansdale, the pink ribbons and bows remain. A handful of stuffed animals sit under the sunshine of a... Read More »

2-month Prayer Vigil Held for Missing Cousins

EVANSDALE, Iowa - Thursday marked two months since two Black Hawk County Cousins were last seen. The community and family members gathered for a prayer vigil at the Countryside Vineyard Church in Evansdale.... Read More »

Missing Boy's Mother Helping in Search for Black Hawk County Girls

DES MOINES, Iowa -The mother of missing paperboy Johnny Gosch is helping Wednesday in the search for two missing Iowa girls from Evansdale. Noreen Gosch will be at a booth setup at the Iowa State Fair... Read More »

Fundraiser at Cedar Falls Church Helps Continue Search for Missing Girls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – On Sunday, people gathered at Heartland Vineyard Church in Cedar Falls to remember 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook. Investigators believe these girls were abducted... Read More »

Mothers of Missing Girls Attend Vigil and Walk

EVANSDALE, Iowa - As the search for Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins reaches four weeks, more than 150 people came out on Friday Night to the lake that is so crucial in the case. "We are just so grateful... Read More »

The Search for Elizabeth & Lyric: Four Weeks Later

EVANSDALE, Iowa - It has been four weeks since two Black Hawk County cousins disappeared. 10-year-old Lyric Cook and 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins were seen riding their bikes toward Meyers Lake in Evansdale... Read More »

Iowa State Fair Booth Draws Attention to Missing Girls

DES MOINES, Iowa - Thursday marked the start of the 2012 Iowa State Fair, it also marked day 28 since the disappearance of 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook. Investigators believe... Read More »

FBI Investigators Return to Meyers Lake in Search for Missing Girls

EVANSDALE, Iowa - FBI officials returned to Meyers Lake Friday to follow up on a lead in the search for two cousins who have been missing for three weeks. Sandra Breault, spokeswoman for the FBI, confirmed... Read More »

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

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... Read More »

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