'Blindsided': Iowa girls' friends, families reel over bodies
(Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP)
EVANSDALE, Iowa — The families of two young cousins missing for five months still were hoping the girls would come home, maybe even for Christmas, until the sad news arrived that two bodies had been found.
Autopsies by the state medical examiner’s office are under way, but the remains are believed to be those of Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins, who were 10 and 8 when they vanished July 13 while riding their bicycles, Black Hawk County sheriff’s Capt. Rick Abben said.
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