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UPDATE: Hunters find bodies believed to be missing Iowa cousins


EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say hunters have found bodies believed to be two young Iowa cousins who disappeared while riding their bikes in July.

Black Hawk County sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben said during a news conference that the bodies were found Wednesday afternoon, though he wouldn't say where.

Abben says both are being sent to the state medical examiner's office to verify they are the bodies of 11-year-old Lyric Cook and 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins.

The two girls vanished July 13 near Meyers Lake in Evansdale, about 110 miles northeast of Des Moines. Their bikes were found near the lake.

Abben appeared to be fighting back tears as he said, "the outcome was not the one we wanted."

Abben says the area where the bodies were found is still being processed.


EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) -- Police: Hunters find bodies believed to be Iowa cousins who disappeared in July.


Iowa (KWWL) - Evansdale authorities have announced that there will be a press conference Wednesday on two missing cousins, Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins, who were last seen July 13 at Meyers Lake.

Captain Rick Abben released a statement to the press Wednesday announcing a press conference at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday).

Here is Capt. Rick Abben released the following statement to the media:

"There will be a news conference regarding the missing girls from Evansdale at the Evansdale PoliceDepartment, 911 S. Evans Road, at 4 p.m. today. Neither I nor Chief Smockwill take any telephone calls regarding this but will be at the PoliceDepartment at 4. You will want to attend this conference."

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