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Saturday 8PM Update: Volunteers Searching for Missing Girls Sent Home

EVANSDALE, Iowa - Police, firefighters, and dozens of volunteers searched all day Saturday for two girls missing since the day before. Eight-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook were... Read More »

Saturday 5PM Update: Mother Fears Girls May Have Been Abducted

EVANSDALE, Iowa — The mother of a missing Waterloo girl thinks her daughter and the daughter’s younger cousin were abducted. Misty Cook Morrissey on Saturday morning said it’s out of character for her... Read More »

VIDEO: Volunteers, Law Enforcement Spend Saturday Seaching for Missing Girls

EVANSDALE, Iowa - Capt. Rick Abben with the Black Hawk County Sheriffâ s Office updates the media as volunteers continue to search for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa. The two girls went missing Friday afternoon.

Evansdale Search: Saturday 8AM Update

EVANSDALE, Iowa --- Evansdale police and firefighters are searching for two girls who were last seen shortly after noon Friday. Authorities said they found the girls’ bicycles behind Meyers Lake and put... 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

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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