Search resumes for missing Iowa cousins, 8 and 10
by David Pitt, Associated Press
July 16, 2012 01:55 PM | 702 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Volunteers continue to search in rural Gilbertville, Iowa, for 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 10-year-old cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, on Sunday, July 15, 2012, after the children went missing Friday. More than 350 volunteers joined authorities Sunday in a search for the girls, whose bicycles were found abandoned near a lake.(AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Dawn J. Sagert)
Volunteers continue to search in rural Gilbertville, Iowa, for 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 10-year-old cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, on Sunday, July 15, 2012, after the children went missing Friday. More than 350 volunteers joined authorities Sunday in a search for the girls, whose bicycles were found abandoned near a lake.(AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Dawn J. Sagert)
slideshow
Missing Cousins Slideshow
Volunteers check Meyer Lake in rural Gilbertville, Iowa, during a search for 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 10-year-old cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, on Sunday, July 15, 2012, after the children went missing Friday. More than 350 volunteers joined authorities Sunday in a search for the girls, whose bicycles were found abandoned near a lake.(AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Dawn J. Sagert)
view slideshow (5 images)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Authorities say they’ve uncovered no significant evidence in the search for two missing girls, three days after their bicycles and a purse were found near a lake in northeast Iowa.

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Abben says local, state and federal authorities have been “grasping for straws” in the frantic search for 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 10-year-old cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey.

Abben says no eyewitnesses have reported seeing the girls. They’ve been missing since leaving their grandmother’s house Friday afternoon in Evansdale.

Several hundred volunteers helped search the area Saturday and Sunday around Meyers Lake in Evansdale.

Abben says authorities have been doing house-to-house searches around the clock. He says it’s still considered a missing persons case.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides