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EVANSDALE, Iowa - It's been nearly a week since the disappearance of two girls in the Cedar Valley. On Thursday, investigators did not offer much, if any, new information about the disappearance of 10-year-old... Read More »
WATERLOO, Iowa - Community members gathered with the families of both Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey for a prayer vigil at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Waterloo.
Thursday 6PM Update: Attorney Tells Girl's Parents to Remain Silent; Authorities Call Move A "Distraction"
EVANSDALE, Iowa - Law enforcement officials said Thursday they were aware of Misty and Dan Morrissey's criminal history the day the two girls were reported missing. Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office... Read More »
Watch the entire press conference with the media that took place at 4PM on Thursday, July 19, 2012.... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - “Somber” is the word John Johnson of Waverly used to describe the atmosphere surrounding Meyers Lake on Thursday, as the search for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, pushed into... Read More »
WATERLOO, Iowa - A fun run/walk charity event for the families of Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins is scheduled for Saturday at 8 a.m. The race starts at the RiverLoop Amphitheater & Expo Plaza,... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - An attorney has advised Misty and Dan Morrissey against talking with the police or media according to Misty Morrissey's sister. Tammy Brousseau, Misty's Morrissey's sister, said Thursday... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa -- Efforts to drain Meyers Lake to aid in the search for two missing girls have come to a halt at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is sending a dive team to search... Read More »
WATERLOO, Iowa - School counselors will be available Monday to support and address concerns of students after two girls disappeared last week. Counselors will be at Kingsley Elementary School from 10... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - The family of two girls missing from Evansdale hope investigators can continue to focus on finding the cousins and not worry too much about some family members' past. "There is history... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - Black Hawk County law enforcement expect Meyers Lake to be empty sometime on Friday. The hope is to finally answer at least one of many questions surrounding the disappearance of two... Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities searching for two missing cousins said Wednesday that they have hunted for clues in a landfill and were summoning heavy equipment to more closely examine a northeast... Read More »
Watch the entire press conference with the media that took place at 4PM on Wednesday, July 18, 2012....... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) An FBI dive team from Los Angeles may join other law enforcement officers investigating the disappearance of two young cousins in northeast Iowa, an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday. Elizabeth... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - Police in Evansdale said Tuesday that they have no evidence two missing girls were abducted, but tips are pouring in from across the country. Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey,... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - As the search for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, enters its sixth day, law enforcement agencies continue to leave no stone unturned while seeking out clues... Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley plans to make a direct request to the FBI director to provide “all assistance available” to the search for two missing Evansdale girls. Braley, who mentioned... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - Wednesday marks day six in the disappearance case of two Eastern Iowa girls. Lyric Cook, 10, and her cousin Elizabeth Collins, 8, went missing on Friday. Their bikes were found at Meyers... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - The Cedar Valley is pressing on into day six of a desperate search for cousins 10-year-old Lyric Cook and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins. “Just imagine it’s your own child,” said Marty... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - Usually a popular spot on a hot summer day, the beach at Meyers Lake drew a different sort of crowd Tuesday. Children were closely watched by anxious, distracted parents as the lake slowly... Read More »
Tuesday 5PM Update: Law Enforcement on Missing Girls: "We are still working this as a 24-7 operation"
EVANSDALE, Iowa - Authorities continue to drain Meyers Lake and follow tips in the search for two missing girls, but officials haven't had any new information in connection with the disappearance. "We... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - Family members of the two missing girls in Evansdale continue to "try and stay positive" as the search presses on for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, which now is... Read More »
Watch the entire press conference with the media that took place at 4PM on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.... Read More »
Tuesday 12PM Update: Investigators Tape Off Larger Section of Lake As Search for Missing Girls Continues
EVANSDALE, Iowa – Authorities taped off a larger section around the shoreline of Meyers Lake Tuesday morning, stepping up search efforts in the area around the lake for any sign of the two Evansdale girls... Read More »
EVANSDALE, Iowa - A volunteer with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said Tuesday the agency boasts a 98 percent to 99 percent recovery rate for missing children --- alive or dead. Pat... Read More »
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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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 email@example.com.
A reward of $150,000 has been established for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
TimelineFriday, July 13, 2012
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