EVANSDALE, IOWA –The search for two missing Evansdale, Iowa girls is suspended at this time until further notice, a Facebook event page dedicated to helping find the girls has reported.
The Des Moines Register reported Monday that “Authorities officially called off all mass volunteer search efforts Sunday evening, after more than 1,100 volunteers spent hours scouring the forests, parks, fields and waterways within Evansdale and neighboring communities over the weekend.”
Lyric Cook was reported missing to the Evansdale Police Department (319-232-6682), in Evansdale on July 13, 2012. She has chin-length hair and tanned skin. She has a mole on the back of her neck the size of a dime. She was last seen riding her bike and wearing a light green shirt and shorts. She may be with her cousin Elizabeth. Their bikes were found abandoned near the banks of Meyers Lake.
The event page says: “All civilian volunteer searches are suspended until media releases as of 7*15*12 @5pm according to Kent Smock Evansdale Chief of Police. Confirmed at 8pm 7/15/12.
Lyric Morrisey is 10 and Elizabeth Collins is almost 9. Lyric is the daughter of Mysti Cook Morrisey and Dan Morrisey & Elizabeth is the Daughter of Drew Collins and Heather COOK Collins. You may know Drew and Heather from Johnsons Bakery & Planetary Tree Service. Both Families attend Vineyard Churches and are active in the community.
This is completely out of character for either of the girls and time is running out to bring them home safely. At this time, it appears to be an abduction. But there are really no more details. It isn’t believed that the girls are off with a friend and or got lost.”
There is a sizable and growing reward established for any information leading to the return of the girls and or conviction of their perpetrator. Donations for the Family can be made at First Security Bank 3600 Lafayette Evansdale Iowa 50707. Donations towards the reward fund can be made in person at the Evansdale Police Department. There is an officer assigned strictly to the reward money.
If you have any further Questions, theories or information, please do not post it here, and call the Evansdale Police @ 319*291*2515 or call 911 if you see these girls anywhere or this man who is also a missing person. It has not been said that this man is a suspect, just that he is also missing.”