Trials Set for Father of Lyric Cook

In a Tuesday, July 17, 2012 file photo, Misty and Dan Morrissey speak to the media near Meyers Lake where their daughter Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, disappeared, in Evansdale, Iowa. Misty Morrisey must appear in federal court to face allegations she violated the terms of her supervised release in a decade-old methamphetamine case, records show. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade signed an order directing Misty Morrissey to appear in a Cedar Rapids courtroom Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, one day after family members will mark the four-month anniversary of the disappearance of 11-year-old Lyric Cook and 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)


By Aaron Hepker

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Trials have been scheduled for the father of one of two slain cousins who went missing in Evansdale.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 36-year-old Daniel Eugene Morrissey is awaiting trials for misdemeanor domestic assault and drug charges. They're unrelated to the disappearance of his daughter, Lyric Cook.

The trials are scheduled for July 8 in Davenport. The newspaper reports it's unclear which trial will proceed first.

Morrissey has had his trials delayed several times. He remains in custody at the Black Hawk County Jail.

Lyric disappeared with her cousin, Elizabeth Collins, while riding bikes in Evansdale last July. Hunters found their bodies in a remote, wooded area in December.
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