Hunters Discover Two Bodies in Wooded Area Believed to be Missing Lyric Cook-Morrissey her Cousin Elizabeth Collins of Evansdale, Iowa (VIDEO)
Breaking news in the case of missing Lyric Cook her cousin Elizabeth Collins …
There is sad news in the case of missing 11 year old Lyric Cook and her 9 year old cousin Elizabeth Collins. On Wednesday, hunters discovered the bodies of two individuals in a wooded area that are believed to be Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins. The location of where the bodies were found was not revealed and there has yet to be a positive ID. However, what are the chances that two bodies are found and two girls are missing from the area? Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins disappeared five months ago on July 13, 2012 when they were last seen going off for a bike ride. The remains have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Ankeny, Iowa for positive identification. According to reports there is supposed to be a news conference on Thursday with additional information set for 4 pm.
Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins were last seen by their grandmother on July 13, 2012 when they left for a bike ride. The two girls’ bicycles and a purse were found near Meyers Lake. The subsequent searches revealed no more clues.
Wednesday News Conference announcing that two bodies have been discovered by hunters in a wooded area
On Wednesday night, about 70 people attended a prayer vigil at the lake for Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins. Some in attendance were holding out hope that the bodies weren’t those of the missing cousins, though others seemed resigned to accept tragic news. What a sad, senseless and tragic situation. Two precious young girls taken far too soon. The community had prayed for closure and that the two missing girls would be found safe and returned home. This is hardly the closure they had hoped for.
“I don’t want to think the worst, but two bodies. It’s just really heartbreaking,” said Amanda Mulzac, who lives in nearby Waterloo and was among hundreds of volunteers who helped in the initial search. “At their age I was out by myself, but now it’s different. Hold your babies close.”
Barb Collins, a machinist who grew up in Evansdale and helped lead the group in prayer, said the community was grieving.
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