Iowa Law Enforcement Reclassified Disappearance of Missing Cousins Elizabeth Collins & Lyric Cook-Morrissey as an Abduction
Ten-year old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year old Elizabeth Collins have been missing since Friday, July 13 when they were last seen riding their bikes near Meyers Lake in Evansdale, Iowa. Their bikes, a bag and cell phone were found on a path near the lake; however, both girls have not been heard from or seen since. Yesterday, after Meyers Lake had been drained and the lake searched by FBI divers and with sonar to no avail, law enforcement officials reclassified the disappearance of Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins as an abduction.
Law enforcement officials in Iowa reclassified the disappearance of two missing cousins as an abduction Friday after an FBI dive team failed to find their bodies in an Iowa lake.
Ten-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins disappeared a week ago while riding bikes near Meyers Lake in Evansdale. Their bikes were later found on a path near the lake.
A special 10-member FBI dive team used sonar equipment on a boat for hours Friday to search the 26-acre lake. Divers waded through the water looking for evidence but did not appear to go beneath the surface. By mid-afternoon, an FBI truck and many other police officers had left and little search activity was going on.
There is presently a $50,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible in this case. Capt. Rick Abben stated they they are confident that the girls are not in the lake. Abben also said investigators have also “obtained evidence” that was forwarded to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation lab in Ankeny, but he would not say when or how the evidence was obtained.
For more updates and to discuss the case, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Elizabeth Collins/Lyric Cook.