Mother of Missing Girl Hospitalized
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo police say the mother of one of two Iowa cousins missing for more than a month was taken to a hospital after police found her unresponsive at a relative's home.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says a police report says 34-year-old Misty Morrissey was taken Monday to Allen Hospital.
Morrissey is the mother of 10-year-old Lyric Cook. She and her cousin, Elizabeth Collins, who has since turned 9, were reported missing July 13 from the Waterloo suburb of Evansdale. Authorities believe the girls were abducted.
Police Lt. Michael McNamee says a relative says Morrissey was at the hospital earlier Monday and was given medication. McNamee says she drank alcohol and the relative grew alarmed when she couldn't be wakened.
The hospital says Morrissey wasn't listed as a patient Tuesday.
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