Two girls go missing in northeast Iowa
More than 1,100 people in northeast Iowa are searching for two young girls who went missing Friday afternoon.
Elizabeth Collins and her cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey went missing near Meyers Lake at about 12:15 p.m. Friday. The girls were going to ride their bikes, according to Des Moines Register.
The girls’ bikes were found by the lake at about 4 p.m. Friday and Collins’ pursue and cell phone was found about 20 feet away.
Elizabeth Collins is about 4 feet 1 inch, 80 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Lyric Cook- Morrissey is about 4 feet 11 inches, 145 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
“We’ve covered everything we can cover with civilian people,” said Marcus Norman, volunteer coordinator with Evansdale Fire Department. “Law enforcement is still working on the residential areas and things of that sort.”
According to the Quad City Times, on Sunday, the search ended at about 4:45pm. The search will begin again at about 7 p.m. tonight due to the fact that the volunteers and firefighters have to work. Captain Rick Abben, with the Black Hawk County Sherriff’s Office, said law enforcement will continue with around the clock investigating.
Officers are following all tips, conducting family and friend interviews, and contacting known sex offenders in the area.
“Just a continuous 24/7 operation,” said Abben, who’s acting as public information officer for the case.
There is a $15,000 reward offered for information resulting in the girls being found and also a Tip Line that is open 24 hours, (319) 232-6682. Donations towards the reward can also be made at the 1st Security State Bank in Evansdale.