Authorities say a man seen in a surveillance photo has talked to investigators and is not a suspect in the abduction of two Iowa girls.
FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault says the man and a white van had been seen at an Evansdale convenience store about 2 p.m.on July 13th, two hours before firefighters found the bicycles of 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey. The man talked to investigators on Wednesday.
Authorities believe the cousins were abducted.
Earlier Wednesday, Capt. Rick Abben, of the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Department said investigators were aware of a reported abduction attempt of a Cedar Rapids boy by people in a van. Abben says it's impossible to tell whether the Cedar Rapids incident is somehow related to the missing girls.
The case has gotten the attention of two NASCAR drivers. Landon Cassill and teammate Travis Kvapil will each feature photos of the girls at the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. The decals will also feature a phone number for the National Missing Children hotline.
Cassill, a native of Cedar Rapids, says he and others in the sport from Iowa are pulling together to raise as much attention as possible to help find the girls.