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Reward hits $100K for information on the disappearance of two Black Hawk County cousins

lyric and elizabeth, black hawk county girls found murdered in 2012
Elizabeth (left) and Lyric (right) were found dead at a wildlife area back in the early 2010s.

BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) -- The reward for information regarding the murder of two Black Hawk County cousins rose to $100,000 Tuesday.

Tuesday marks 9 years exactly since the Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins disappeared while on a bike ride in Evansdale. Their bodies were found 5 months later in rural Bremer County. No arrests have been made.

Cedar Valley Crimestoppers announced the rise in the reward on Facebook Tuesday, asking for tips that will lead to the arrest of whoever is responsible for what happened to the girls.

Tips can be sent to:, or by texting CEDAR plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

The cousins, both from Evansdale, disappeared back July 13, 2012. Their bikes and some personal belongings were discovered at Meyers Lake in Evansdale. Hundreds turned out to search for the girls, but came up with nothing.

But 145 days later, hunters found the bodies of Lyric and Elizabeth twenty miles north of Evansdale at the 7 Bridges Wildlife area in Bremer County.

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