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Mother of Missing Iowa Girl, Elizabeth Collins, Speaks Out

The search for missing cousins 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey continues four days after they disappeared in Iowa. Their bikes were found near a lake in Evansdale, Iowa but police have yet to find other significant clues.

Family members believe that someone must have abducted them and today Heather Collins, the mother of Elizabeth, spoke to Shepard Smith over the phone. She told him, “Elizabeth would never go on a bike ride down there by herself without an adult … And it’s 1.5 miles from our house. Her normal route is around like the block or you know up and down the block, that’s it.”

Mrs. Collins said that they don’t let Elizabeth cross major streets, but sometimes when she’s with her cousin, Lyric, they do go out a little bit farther, though she says “they had never gone that far nor had they ever been gone that long.” She added, “You just see two missing bikes and a purse thrown up over a chain-linked fence and you see nothing else, we just feel that they were taken.”

She described the town as a “pretty safe” area where “everybody knows everybody, you know all the kids go to school together, you know it’s just a really tight community.”

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