Fund Drive Raises $20,500 Toward Reward In Murdered Girls Case

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A new reward fund has been established in hopes of helping law enforcement arrest the killer of two Iowa girls whose bodies were found earlier this month.

A fund drive has raised $20,500 and is available when someone is arrested in the killings of cousins Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey. Typically such funds are not paid out until there's a conviction.

Black Hawk County Sheriff Capt. Rick Abben said in a statement released Friday that officials believe someone has helpful information.

A separate $150,000 reward is offered through law enforcement officials and a private donor for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Elizabeth was 8 and Lyric was 10 when they went bike riding July 13th in Evansdale and didn't return. Hunters found their bodies December 5th in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Area along the Wapsipinicon River about 25 miles from Evansdale.

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