The parents of the missing Iowa cousins are hoping the Iowa State Fair brings new leads. Craig Ceilley, spokesman for the family said, "The FBI's got nothing. It's the same story every time they (the parents) meet with them." Surely, that's frustrating. One can't imagine the pain and loss these parents are feeling. The family is trying to take things as they come, day by day.
The parents of Elizabeth Collins are selling t-shirts with the girls pictures and information on them. They plead that anyone with information come forward. According to Sandy Breault with the FBI, there are leads that the girls are alive, but where are they? How can authorities know the girls are alive, but not be able to find them?
Ten-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins, 9, have been missing since July 13th, when they left their grandmother's house to ride their bikes in Evansdale, Iowa. The bikes and Elizabeth's purse were found on a trail near Meyers Lake that same afternoon, which is strange as the surveillance video found of the girls shows them going away from the lake.
Where are the girls? Did someone involved with their parents take them to ensure no secrets would be spilled? Did their uncle, who overdosed shortly after their disappearance, have something to do with it? Were the girls just snatched up by a stranger, which is unlikely in this tiny rural Iowa town?
With no definite answers, speculation is all that remains. There are thousands of things that could have happened to them, but the point is they aren't here. By getting their story out, the tip that will bring them home could be brought to light.