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Bodies Found in Iowa Missing Cousins Case

Mom says remains belong to Elizabeth Collins, Lyric Cook-Morrissey

(Newser) - Hunters found a pair of bodies in the woods in northeast Iowa, and authorities are linking them to the case of two missing cousins , Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey. Police, who are waiting for information from state medical examiners, haven't officially identified the bodies, but they've notified the... More »

Cops on Missing Cousins: There May Be a Witness

Meanwhile, Lyric Cook-Morrissey's mom agrees to 2nd polygraph

(Newser) - Someone may have been present when Iowa cousins Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins disappeared on July 13. An FBI spokeswoman said today that investigators want to interview a person who was paddleboating on the lake around the time the girls vanished. She said that person, who has not voluntarily come... More »

Iowa Girls' Case Now Considered 'Abduction'

Police find no trace of Elizabeth Collins, Lyric Cook-Morrissey in lake

(Newser) - Two young girls in Iowa remain missing , and police have formally reclassified the case as an abduction, reports the Des Moines Register . The move comes after police drained and searched the small lake where the bikes of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, were found. Family members had pushed... More »

Search for Missing Cousins Turns to Iowa Landfill

Officials also taking a closer look at lake where bikes were found

(Newser) - As the mystery surrounding the disappearance of two cousins in northeastern Iowa enters its seventh day, the search has moved to a landfill and a closer look into the lake near where the girls' bicycles were found. Black Hawk County Waste Disposal said authorities asked the company Monday to start... More »

No Trace of Iowa Cousins Missing Since Friday

Elizabeth Collins, Lyric Cook last seen riding bikes near lake

(Newser) - Cousins Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, said goodbye to their grandmother and set off on bicycles for an Iowa lake Friday afternoon, and they haven't been seen since. More than 900 volunteers had joined search efforts by yesterday, CNN reports, but after finding no trace of the... More »

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