Investigators say the person responsible for the deaths of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook was probably also familiar with the remote Seven Bridges Wildlife area.
The two cousins were reported missing July 13, 2012, after bicycles belonging to 8-year-old Elizabeth and 10-year-old Lyric were found in Evansdale near Meyers Lake. Volunteers, investigators, and family members spent months searching for the girls. On December 5 that year, the girls’ bodies were found by hunters in Bremer County, north of where they were last seen.
Investigators traveled to Alexandria, Virginia where they met with experts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the FBI, NCIS and U.S. Marshals Service in early 2015, as the search for the girls’ killer continued. All of the experts agreed that familiarity with the Seven Bridges Wildlife area was