By Erica Morse
Editor-in-Chief, Victims News Online
Updated 3:40pm CST, December 10th, 2012
Authorities in Iowa have confirmed that the two bodies discovered last week by hunters in a wooded area are those of missing cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins.
Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson released the following statement:
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those precious little girls. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office pledges vigilance in our pursuit of those responsible and will extend every resource to concluding this case so that justice may prevail.”
No additional details from the autopsies have been released, and the investigation is on-going.
A $150,000 reward remains in effect for information regarding the girls’ deaths. Anyone with information is asked to call the Evansdale, IA, Police Department at (319) 232-6682.