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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Lyric Cook-Morrissey, Elizabeth Collins Missing: Divers Use Sonar In Search For Iowa Cousins

By RYAN J. FOLEY 07/20/12 02:09 PM ET

EVANSDALE, Iowa — Authorities in Iowa have taken steps to keep a closer watch on the father of one of two missing cousins, a man with a lengthy criminal history who stopped cooperating with police in the week-old investigation, court records showed Friday.

A judge has ordered Daniel Morrissey, 36, placed in a pretrial supervision program of the Iowa Department of Corrections while he faces September trials in two separate drug cases. The change means Morrissey, who has been free on bond, will be supervised by parole officers who will make sure he shows up in court and does not violate the terms of his release.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:08 pm

Collins, Morrissey families attend community prayer service for Lyric and Elizabeth

By KAREN BUSHANAM Karen.bushanam@wcfcourier.com wcfcourier.com | Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 7:00 am


Pastor Steve Perkins, left, prays in the ear for Heather Collins, right, at the close of a prayer vigil in honor of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, July 19, 2012. The two girls have been missing since Friday, July 13. (TIFFANY RUSHING / Courier Staff Photographer)

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Heather Collins, Elizabeth’s mother, finds herself talking to God to get through the day. She draws on Bible verses stated in 1 John and Lamentations. She continues to cling to faith.

“Even though tomorrow will be a whole week, I know in my heart God has them safe somewhere and God will bring them home,” Collins told a crowd at a Thursday night prayer vigil in Waterloo for the missing girls.

“And he will protect our babies and he will bring them home safe,” Collins added.

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/collins-morrissey-families-attend-community-prayer-service-for-lyric-and/article_c81a349e-d249-11e1-9d4a-001a4bcf887a.html


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:14 pm

Judge puts Daniel Morrissey under supervision

By JEFF REINITZ, jeff.reinitz@wcfcourier.com wcfcourier.com | Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 1:30 pm


Dan Morrissey, with tears in his eyes, welcomes hugs and words from several people in attendance at the close of a prayer vigil in honor of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, July 19, 2012. The two girls have been missing since Friday, July 13. (TIFFANY RUSHING / Courier Staff Photographer

WATERLOO, Iowa --- A judge has placed the father of a missing girl under supervision in connection with a pending drug trial.

Daniel Morrissey, father of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey, has been out on bond since May 11 in connection with two methamphetamine arrests December 2011.

On Thursday, prosecutors with the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office asked a judge to review Morrissey’s release, pointing out that Iowa Code state people charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth being a second offender — one of the charges Morrissey is facing — shall be under supervision as a condition of their release.

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/judge-puts-daniel-morrissey-under-supervision/article_1b99fc98-d296-11e1-b0a4-0019bb2963f4.html
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:28 pm

UPDATE: Divers going in Meyers Lake

By EMILY CHRISTENSEN, emily.christensen@wcfcourier.com and JEFF REINITZ, jeff.reintiz@wcfcourier.com and AUSTIN ASHLOCK, austin.ashlock@wcfcourier.com wcfcourier.com | Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 12:30 pm

EVANSDALE, Iowa --- Divers are in place on the shores of Meyers Lake as the FBI prepares its search of the 26-acre where the only pieces of evidence behind the disappearance of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey,10, have been found.

FBI spokesperson Sandy Breault spoke with the media briefly just after 11 a.m. and said a total of 10 divers are standing by at Meyers Lake.

Divers are waiting as the remainder of the sonar and search equipment is put into place.

Breault said divers will search for the girls, or recover any evidence that could help solve the mystery behind their disappearance on July 13.

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/update-divers-going-in-meyers-lake/article_8e1533ec-d128-11e1-af57-0019bb2963f4.html
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Re: Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey -- Missing 7/13/12

Post by Julie on Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Judge revises release conditions for father of missing girl

1:43 PM, Jul 20, 2012

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Update: 4:30 p.m.

The disappearances of cousins Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, are being handled as an abduction, Black Hawk County authorities said this afternoon.

Some unspecified evidence has been sent to the state crime lab.

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Post by Justice4all on Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:54 pm

Parents of missing Iowa girl stop talking; another day goes by

By Corina Knoll
July 20, 2012, 2:39 p.m.

A week after their 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old niece went missing, an Iowa couple with a criminal past has stopped talking to authorities and hired a lawyer. Relatives aren't viewing the couple with suspicion, said a family friend, but the actions are seen as taking resources from the search for the girls.

Lyric Cook and cousin Elizabeth Collins disappeared a week ago, on July 13, after leaving Elizabeth’s Evansdale home about noon on their bicycles. The bikes were found about a mile away at Meyers Lake.

Daniel and Misty Morrissey, Lyric’s parents, were questioned numerous times by authorities, turned over their cellphones for inspection and took polygraph tests, but a family member said the couple felt harassed and accused of a crime and on Thursday decided to stop cooperating with police.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-missing-iowa-girls-20120720,0,4980749.story
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Post by Dis on Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:24 pm

Justice4all wrote:Parents of missing Iowa girl stop talking; another day goes by

By Corina Knoll
July 20, 2012, 2:39 p.m.

A week after their 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old niece went missing, an Iowa couple with a criminal past has stopped talking to authorities and hired a lawyer. Relatives aren't viewing the couple with suspicion, said a family friend, but the actions are seen as taking resources from the search for the girls.

Lyric Cook and cousin Elizabeth Collins disappeared a week ago, on July 13, after leaving Elizabeth’s Evansdale home about noon on their bicycles. The bikes were found about a mile away at Meyers Lake.

Daniel and Misty Morrissey, Lyric’s parents, were questioned numerous times by authorities, turned over their cellphones for inspection and took polygraph tests, but a family member said the couple felt harassed and accused of a crime and on Thursday decided to stop cooperating with police.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-missing-iowa-girls-20120720,0,4980749.story

UGH! Narcissism rears it's ugly head. WHY would you ever stop cooperating with the police? Especially if they still havn't found your child. I hope they are not involved but when parents choose to protect themselves above protecting their child it speaks volumes. Either they are involved or they don't care. I don't know which is worse.

Father in Heaven, please brings these girls home. Sad
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Post by Julie on Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:03 pm

July 20, 2012 6:01 PM

Father of missing Iowa girl, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, under supervision for ongoing drug charges

By Crimesider Staff

(CBS/AP) EVANSDALE, Iowa - Authorities in Iowa have taken steps to keep a closer watch on the father of one of two missing cousins, a man with a lengthy criminal history who stopped cooperating with police in the week-old investigation, court records showed Friday.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:51 pm

Missing cousins Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins now believed to have been abducted

Investigators decided to reclassify the disappearance as an abduction after the FBI deployed sonar Friday and found no trace of Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, in Meyers Lake, where authorities discovered the girls' abandoned bikes

By Christine Roberts / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Friday, July 20, 2012, 2:28 PM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 8:03 PM

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"Since we can't find them, and they are not in the lake, we're calling it an abduction," Black Hawk County Chief Deputy Rick Abben said at a news conference Friday.

"Now that it's an abduction, everyone is a suspect until we find these people, these two young girls," he added.

Abben also announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fbi-divers-sonar-search-iowa-lake-missing-cousins-lyric-cook-morrissey-elizabeth-collins-article-1.1118627
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:04 pm

Walkers, runners in 'wave of pink' support missing girls, families

By JON ERICSON, Jonathan.ericson@wcfcourier.com wcfcourier.com | Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 2:00 pm


Participants in the 5K Run/Walk/Ride/Stroll/Roll for Elizabeth & Lyric take off from RiverLoop Amphitheatre in Waterloo, Iowa on Saturday, July 21, 2012. (DAWN J. SAGERT / Courier Staff Photographer)

WATERLOO, Iowa --- A community waiting for some word of what happened to missing girls Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey found a way to take action Saturday morning.

A wave of pink-clad runners and walkers gathered in downtown Waterloo to support the girls and raise money for a fund started in their honor.

About 165 people gathered at the new riverside Waterloo RiverLoop Amphitheatre before setting off on the three-mile route.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:47 pm

Authorities believe missing Iowa girls are alive

By GRANT SCHULTE | Associated Press • Published July 21, 2012

EVANSDALE, Iowa – Authorities searching for two missing Iowa cousins have information that leads them to believe both girls are still alive, an FBI spokeswoman said Saturday.

FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault said authorities "feel strongly" that 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins have not been killed. She refused to say what led authorities to that conclusion, but urged anyone with information about their disappearance to contact law enforcement.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:14 am



Kidnapped From Evansdale, Iowa on July 13, 2012 Please Help Find Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook Morrissey $50,000 Reward

The case of two missing Iowa girls is now considered an abduction case after a search was completed of Meyers Lake on Friday.

Elizabeth Collins, (left) and Lyric Cook Morrissey, (right) were last seen riding their bikes on July 13, 2012.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:38 pm

Search for missing Iowa girls will likely expand

JOSH FUNK, Associated Press
Updated 04:54 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2012

Law enforcement officials will likely expand their search for two missing Iowa cousins now that the girls' disappearance is considered an abduction case, experts said.

But experts said it's hard to tell exactly what's going on because officials probably aren't disclosing everything they know, including why they are confident that 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins are alive.

FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault said Sunday that investigators want to talk to anyone who was at Meyers Lake in the northeast Iowa town of Evansdale before 3 p.m. July 13. That's where the girls' bicycles were found.

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Post by Justice4all on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:45 pm

UPDATE: Missing girls search continues with little new evidence

Updated: Jul 23, 2012 5:54 PM EDT
Kera Mashek and Janelle Haible

EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

Officials are now looking for a person who may have been paddle boating at Meyers Lake the day two missing girls vanished ten days ago.

The boater would have been on the Evansdale lake on July 13, where bikes were found that belong to 10-year-old Lyric Cook and eight-year-old Elizabeth Collins. No trace of the cousins has been seen ever since. Officials say the boater is not a suspect, but that investigators really need to talk with the person. So far, the boater has not answered repeated pleas to the public for information in the case.

Authorities are also asking anyone in Evansdale with home or commercial surveillance cameras to contact police.

Read more: http://www.kwwl.com/story/19084897/search-for-missing-evansdale-girls-continues-with-little-new-evidence
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:21 am

Mom of missing Iowa girl says she passed polygraph

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – After submitting to a second polygraph test, the mother of one of two missing Iowa cousins said Monday the results should prove that she had nothing to do with their disappearance and allow investigators to focus their attention elsewhere.

Misty Cook-Morrissey said a state agent asked during Monday's polygraph whether she had anything to do with the abduction of her daughter, 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey, and niece, 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins. She said she was asked whether she knows where they are and if she could take investigators to them, adding she answered "no" to all those questions.

"It went well," she said in a phone interview afterward. "They can rule me out of their book and move on to something else."

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Post by Marica on Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:02 am

Wonder why LE seems to feel the parents
know something ?
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Post by Justice4all on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:44 pm

Grandma: No idea how Iowa cousins biked to lake

By By RYAN J. FOLEY
July 24, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The grandmother who was babysitting two Iowa cousins when they disappeared nearly two weeks ago after going for a bike ride said Tuesday that she has no idea how they ended up across town by a lake.

Wylma Cook, 72, said that Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins occasionally went biking while she babysat them several days a week at Collins' parents' home in Evansdale. But she said they almost always stayed within blocks and had never gone to Meyers Lake, a mile away.

"It shocks me, OK. The girls never rode that far, never. It was in a two-block area, that's it. They always returned like I told them," Cook said.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jhpJ55-L9rKeN7LeLRby7WNUIMcQ?docId=c4f99f1115854cd99638edb365d6e219
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Post by Tamta on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:49 pm

Justice4all wrote:Grandma: No idea how Iowa cousins biked to lake

By By RYAN J. FOLEY
July 24, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The grandmother who was babysitting two Iowa cousins when they disappeared nearly two weeks ago after going for a bike ride said Tuesday that she has no idea how they ended up across town by a lake.

Wylma Cook, 72, said that Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins occasionally went biking while she babysat them several days a week at Collins' parents' home in Evansdale. But she said they almost always stayed within blocks and had never gone to Meyers Lake, a mile away.

"It shocks me, OK. The girls never rode that far, never. It was in a two-block area, that's it. They always returned like I told them," Cook said.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jhpJ55-L9rKeN7LeLRby7WNUIMcQ?docId=c4f99f1115854cd99638edb365d6e219

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So it is possible that they did not go missing from the lake.
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Post by Marica on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:16 pm

Snipped from KCCI TV (Des Moines Iowa) News post....

Detectives revealed this weekend they believe the girls are alive,
and Monday said
evidence relating to that has been sent to the DCI crime lab for testing.

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/Missing-girls-update-Psychics-trying-to-help-case/-/9357080/15658684/-/clngf1/-/index.html#ixzz21bIn4L9l
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:17 pm

Elizabeth Collins, Lyric Cook Surveillance Footage Found: Missing Iowa Cousins Were Riding Bikes (VIDEO)

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Video footage has emerged of two Iowa cousins who went missing on Friday, July 13.

ABC News has obtained the footage of 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 10-year-old cousin, Lyric Cook, riding their bikes on the same day they went missing. It lasts just a few seconds.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/missing-iowa-cousins-video_n_1702822.html
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:10 am

Dad of missing Iowa girl faces trial amid search

Associated Press | Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:55 pm

The father of one of the two missing Iowa cousins could learn Friday whether he must stand trial next week on domestic abuse or drug charges, raising the possibility that he could be sent to prison even as the search continues.

Dan Morrissey, 36, was scheduled to appear Friday in Black Hawk County court in Waterloo for a pretrial conference covering four separate cases, including one in which he is charged with assaulting his estranged wife, Misty Morrissey, the mother of missing 10-year-old Lyric Cook. Three other cases charge him with possessing, dealing and making methamphetamines and a range of other drug charges that could lock up him up for decades if he's convicted.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:10 am

Subpoena seeks TV files in Iowa missing girls case

Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:29 am | Updated: 7:04 am, Thu Jul 26, 2012 | Associated Press


Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10.

Authorities have served a subpoena asking an Iowa-based NBC affiliate to turn over footage of interviews with a mother and grandmother of two missing Iowa cousins.

Waterloo-based KWWL-TV announced Wednesday night that the subpoena requests "raw video interviews" of last week's interviews with Misty Morrissey and Wylma Cook.

http://www.cdapress.com/news/national_news/article_b0c263fd-ad41-501d-9685-7315fd95901f.html
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Judge delays trial for father of missing Iowa girl

Updated 08:52 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2012

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A judge has delayed a drug and domestic abuse trial on charges pending against the father of one of two missing Iowa cousins.

District Judge Andrea Dryer on Friday pushed back the trial date for four criminal cases pending against Daniel Morrissey until Aug. 28.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Judge-delays-trial-for-father-of-missing-Iowa-girl-3740802.php
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Post by Lash on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:54 pm

UPDATE: Uncle of missing Iowa girls treated for overdose

1 hour ago

Snip- Wylma Cook says her 32-year-old son Jeremiah Cook was in stable condition Friday at Allen Hospital in Waterloo after the overdose Thursday night. She says he’s expected to be OK.

Wylma Cook says the disappearance of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins has “taken a toll” on Jeremiah, who was having trouble sleeping and eating. She says he has no children but was very close to his nieces, considering them his “prized possessions.”

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http://wcfcourier.com/news/evansdale_search/update-uncle-of-missing-iowa-girls-treated-for-overdose/article_7f56c684-d79c-11e1-99a8-0019bb2963f4.html
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Post by Marica on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:48 pm

@ Lash... THAT just doesn't sound right.
Seems to me this guy has more issues than
pending charges and missing family members.

If he thought authorities were suspicious of him
before and suggesting he had something to do
with the disappearance of the girls, he is gonna
have them down his throat big time now.

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Post by Lash on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:17 pm

@Marcia - This is an uncle. He is not a father to either of the missing girls. If I understand correctly, he would be a brother of the two mothers. I am not aware of this guy having any pending charges.

The coverage of this case has brought out all the criminal media experts. At this time LE has not found signs of a struggle left behind by the girls. This has flagged most experts to believe the girls most likely knew their abductor(s).
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Post by Lash on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:24 pm

--This article states the missing girls uncle and his girlfriend overdosed!

Friday, July 27 2012, 11:31 AM CDT

Snip- Family members say Jeramia Cook, 32, has had trouble sleeping and eating since 10-year-old Lyric Cook, and her cousin, 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins, went missing while riding their bikes on July 13th.

Lyric’s Grandmother, Wylma Cook, says Jeramia has been depressed since the girls went missing. Wylma says Jeramia is now in stable condition Allen Hospital in Waterloo after he and his girlfriend, Carolyn Pieper, 36, overdosed on medication at 1415 Vine Street in Waterloo.

http://www.kgan.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/kgan_vid_12134.shtml?wap=0&
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Post by Marica on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:23 pm

Thnx Lash.. GUILTY of reading into the post what my mind was thinking. The name Cook confused my feeble mind. Realize now the man who faces charges is the father/uncle Morrissey.

Still, an OD by someone so close makes me wonder.
Does this person know something.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:59 pm

A community gathers to share hope for the safe return of Lyric and Elizabeth

Grace Burg, 5, of Waterloo, throws a flower into the water during a candlelight vigil held for missing cousins Elizabeth Collins, 8, of Evansdale and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, of Waterloo, at Meyers Lake in Evansdale, Iowa on Friday, July 27, 2012. (DAWN J. SAGERT / Courier Staff Photographer)

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Post by Lash on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:18 pm

These photos are both beautiful and heart breaking at the same time. The photo of dad at the edge of the lake breaks my heart!
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Post by Lash on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:16 pm

Families of missing Iowa girls wrestle with what-ifs
By EMILY SCHETTLER Des Moines Register July 28, 2012 10:32PM

EVANSDALE, Iowa — Two weeks since the mysterious disappearance of two young cousins in this small northeastern Iowa town, life is far from normal for the families praying for their return.

Heather Collins, mother of 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins, sits up at night with the window open, “waiting for a police car to pull up into my driveway with Elizabeth in it.”

Dan Morrissey, father of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey, wrestles with the unknowns and what-ifs.

“You wonder what she’s doing, where she’s sleeping at night,” he said.

Nighttime, when visitors have gone home and there’s time to think, is often the hardest, said Lyric’s mom, Misty Cook-Morrissey.

Every year, an estimated 800,000 U.S. children are reported missing to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Most are found quickly.

But for the families of those who don’t return — fewer than 100 each year — the uncertainty of what happened to their child can be excruciating. Even unbearable.

“To have a missing child or missing children is really a parent’s greatest nightmare,” said Marsha Gilmer-Tullis, director of the Family Advocacy Division at the center.

There’s even a special term for many of the emotions families feel: limbo grief.

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Post by Marica on Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:21 pm

Anyone else noticed frequent use of the words honestly and honest in the comments made by the Mother of the older girl? The woman who seems to be smiling in nearly every photo. I hope she is just someone who has a natural smile, and one whose use of those two words are simply part of her every day vocabulary.
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Post by Soprano1 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:46 am

Marica wrote:Anyone else noticed frequent use of the words honestly and honest in the comments made by the Mother of the older girl? The woman who seems to be smiling in nearly every photo. I hope she is just someone who has a natural smile, and one whose use of those two words are simply part of her every day vocabulary.

You just described me. :) I wouldn't be too quick to jump on it. Many times, people use the word "honestly" to show emphasis on a finalized point of view. I use it frequently...and when I do, I can attest to the fact that I am being truthful, and using it to show emphasis. It's used largely in place of "really" in many people's vocabularies.

Now, I don't know how much smiling I'd be doing in these parents' circumstances. It's quite possible that Misty is very sensitive to not wanting to seem ungrateful for the help and time being given to search for her child. It's also possible that she is trying to put up a good front so that the other child's mom (with a heart condition, if I recall correctly) isn't more worried than she already is. It's also possible that she smiles when she gets nervous, and it is a natural reaction under stress (like when some people - my daughter! - get the giggles when they're uncomfortable or feeling a bit too much pressure). I don't for a moment think the woman is happy in her heart right now, and the smiling indicates to me one of the first two possibilities above. I have also seen pictures of her where she is clearly heavily grieved and heartbroken that she cannot find her daughter.

You do raise good points; however, I really (honestly!) think there's a reasonable explanation for both. :)
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Post by Marica on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:11 am

Soprano, I have known a woman nearly ALL
of my life..we were neighbors, she a few years
older than me. and we lived about 2 miles apart
on the same country road. Back then we were still
attending country schools, which in my state were
located 2 miles apart, so she went to a different
school, but I saw her often. Penny ALWAYS had a
smile on her face. I believe it was the way her
mother taught her, and insisted she always smile.
Anyway, I have wondered if the Mom might be one
of those people who always smiles.

I've also given some thought to the media possibly
wanting to silently point a finger at the woman by
publishing the smiling photos.

The use of honest and honestly ...
That one is more troubling to me.
There are three kinds of people I know who over
use these words.
1. Those who are lacking in self confidence and
feel a need to emphasize their honesty.
2. Those who have limited vocabulary and for
some reason seem to feel the use of honesty or
honest makes them seem more intellectual.
&
3. Those who are liars and are hell bent on convincing
others they are telling the truth.

Guess I have seen too many statements analysis done.
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Post by justanopinion on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:53 am

Not sure if this has been posted..

http://abcnews.go.com/US/cops-suspect-dad-missing-iowa-girls-case-family/story?id=16810959#.UBaed47Xf6E

2 girls missing in Iowa.. Lyric Cook, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, they went for a bike ride and vanished. The bikes were found..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180143/Missing-Iowa-cousins-Lyric-Cook-Elizabeth-Collins-abducted-drug-dealers.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:28 am

FBI Says Man Being Questioned in Evansdale Abduction Case

KCRG/Gazette/Courier Staff Reports




Story Created: Aug 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM CDT
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EVANSDALE, Iowa - A person of interest in the case of two missing girls turned himself in to authorities after the FBI has released surveillance photos of him Wednesday night.

The FBI said they believe the person might have information about the abduction of Elizabeth Collins, 9, and Lyric Cook Morrissey, 10, who went missing July 13.

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/FBI-Looking-for-White-Van-Driver-in-Search-for-Missing-Evansdale-Girls-164684666.html
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:24 pm

Lyric Cook-Morrissey, Elizabeth Collins Search: NASCAR Drivers Landon Cassill, Travis Kvapil Will Feature Missing Iowa Cousins' Photos On Cars

08/02/12 07:51 PM ET

LONG POND, Pa. -- Two young Iowa cousins missing for nearly three weeks have gotten the attention of two NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.

Cars driven by BK Racing teammates Landon Cassill and Travis Kvapil will feature photos of the girls at the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. The decals also will include a phone number for the National Missing Children hotline.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:29 pm

Iowa Racecar Driver Helps Spread Word and Faces of Missing Girls

By Addison Speck, Reporter
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NEWTON, Iowa- A racecar driver is doing his part to raise awareness about the disappearance of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook. Iowa native, Michael Annett, will show the faces of Cook and Collins and the number for the tip line as he races in the U.S. Cellular 250 this weekend. "It made sense, not only for the people who will be at the track Saturday evening but the people at home that are watching," said Annett.

Friday, marks 3 weeks since the two girls went missing in Evansdale. Since then, Eastern Iowans have worked to spread the word and their faces.

"This is the best way we could come up with to try and help," said Annett. The race takes place at the Iowa Speedway in Newton this weekend.

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Iowa-Racecar-Driver-Helps-Spread-Word-and-Faces-of-Missing-Girls--164965556.html
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:06 am

Missing Iowa girls: Authorities return to lake in search of missing cousins

5:23 PM, Aug. 3, 2012
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EVANSDALE -- An FBI spokeswoman says authorities returned to a lake in Evansdale to check on leads related to the search for two cousins who have been missing for three weeks.

FBI spokeswoman Sandra Breault told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that authorities went Friday to Meyers Lake but that there were "no positive results."

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:23 pm

Fundraising event planned for missing girls

August 05, 2012 7:00 am

Buttons or offered at Creative Impact to help search efforts for Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa. (MATTHEW PUTNEY / Courier Photo Editor)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- The Lyric and Elizabeth Open Arms Awareness and Fundraiser event is planned for 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at Heartland Vineyard church, 1405 Greenhill Road.

Tickets will be $7 at the door and free for ages 12 and younger and for any relatives of the families involved.

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Post by Julie on Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:39 pm

The Search for Elizabeth & Lyric: Four Weeks Later



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EVANSDALE, Iowa - Friday marks four weeks since the disappearance of 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook. Investigators believe someone abducted the girls from Evansdale on July 13th.

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Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the tipline at 319-232-6682.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:17 am

Mothers of Missing Girls Attend Vigil and Walk

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:33 pm

Community support continues for missing girls

Posted: Aug 12, 2012 7:08 PM CDT
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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - Monday will mark one month since 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook disappeared in Evansdale.

The girls were last seen riding their bikes through Evansdale July 13th. Investigators continue following leads, but so far have come up empty.

Sunday evening, the girls' family and friends gathered in Cedar Falls, continuing to pray for their safe return.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:15 am

Fundraiser at Cedar Falls Church Helps Continue Search for Missing Girls

By Jillian Petrus, Reporter



Story Created: Aug 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM CDT
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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – On Sunday, people gathered at Heartland Vineyard Church in Cedar Falls to remember 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook.

Investigators believe these girls were abducted from Evansdale on July 13th.

Volunteers at the event sold t-shirts, wristbands and auctioned items all to raise money for continued search efforts.

But organizers say what would have made this event even better, is if they didn't need to host it at all.

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Post by justanopinion on Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:48 am

http://www.wxow.com/story/19259846/community-support-continues-for-missing-girls


Monday will mark one month since 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook disappeared in Evansdale.

The girls were last seen riding their bikes through Evansdale July 13th. Investigators continue following leads, but so far have come up empty.
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Post by Julie on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:07 pm

Missing Iowa Cousins: Taken By Sex Offender?

August 13, 2012 07:30 PM EDT

by Jessica Knight

Authorities are leaving no stone unturned in the search for missing cousins Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins. The girls disappeared July 13th, after leaving their grandmother's house to go bike riding. Their bikes were found near Meyers Lake in Evansdale, Iowa that same day, but no girls. The public immediately assumed there was a sex offender involved, which is not that far-fetched in this day and age. It's actually a far-too-frequent reality.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:11 pm

As Iowa Kids Go Back to School, Attempted Abduction Reported in Waukee

By Jody Gifford
August 16, 2012 | 5:17 p.m.

Kids across the state headed back to school today, just over a month since Evansdale cousins Elizabeth Collins, 9, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, disappeared while riding their bikes.

Since then, there have been abduction attempts reported in towns across the state, including Marion, Cedar Rapids, Indianola and Dubuque.

This morning another incident was reported in Waukee.

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Post by Justice4all on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:20 pm

Mother of missing Evansdale, Iowa, girl hospitalized

August 21, 2012

WATERLOO, Iowa | The mother of one of two cousins who have been missing for more than a month has been hospitalized.

According to police reports, Misty Morrissey, 34, was taken to Allen Hospital Monday evening after she was found unresponsive at a relative’s home

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Post by lostyou on Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:29 am

Search for missing Iowa girls remains urgent for family, police

http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/search-for-missing-iowa-girls-remains-urgent-for-family-police/article_cc41a414-ecd2-11e1-b0dc-0019bb2963f4.html




I'm not sure why but I think these two are still alive. I really hope they are.
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