|Braley Requests Increased FBI Assistance with Missing Evansdale Girls|
|News Releases - Crime/Courts|
|Written by Jeff Giertz|
|Friday, 20 July 2012 13:08|
At the request of the family, Rep. Braley contacts FBI Director Mueller
Washington, DC – At the request of the family, Rep. Braley contacted FBI Director Mueller today to ask for additional assistance in the investigation to find Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10 and Elizabeth Collins, 8 from Evansdale, Iowa. While the FBI has offered limited resources to assist in the search so far, Rep. Braley requests that “all available FBI resources are immediately utilized as part of the search for these girls.”
The girls’ bicycles were found near an Evansdale Lake, but there has not been a trace of the two since Friday, July 13. At this time, the Evansdale lake is being drained in an attempt to locate the girls, but with no current results, investigators are treating the investigation as a missing child case.
“I will do everything I can to help in the investigation and bring more attention and resources to finding the girls,” said Braley. “I stand with the family, Evansdale community, and all Iowans and am praying for the safe return of the two young girls.”
If you, or someone you know has information about Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins, please call the Evansdale Police Department at 319-323-6682.
Braley’s letter to Director Mueller can be downloaded at the following link: the full text of the letter follows: http://go.usa.gov/fDq
The Honorable Robert S. Mueller
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Dear Director Mueller:
I am writing to bring your attention to two missing girls from Evansdale, Iowa: Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10 and Elizabeth Collins, 8. Five days ago, the girls’ bicycles were found near a local lake. Local officials are draining the lake in an attempt to find the girls, but thus far, no trace of the girls has been found. If the lake holds no new information, officials will treat this as a missing child investigation.
By request of the family, we are asking for your assistance in helping the local government in the investigation, and for you to ensure that all available FBI resources are immediately utilized as part of the search for these girls. The family and Evansdale community are grateful for your efforts and contribution in finding these two young girls.
Bruce L. Braley
Member of Congress (IA-1)# # #
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