The mother of one of two missing girls from northeast Iowa is hoping someone at the Iowa State Fair may have information that helps find her daughter. Heather Collins and her husband are at the Hall of Law and Flame selling t-shirts and keeping the case in the public eye.
It’s been almost a month since 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 10-year-old cousin, Lyric Cook Morrissey, disappeared while bike riding in Evansdale. Collins says she’s hopeful being at the fair will generate some leads in the case.
“We’re praying that someone just knows something and we’re just praying that that person has enough courage to call and that they know where the girls are and they will just call. We don’t need to know where, who you are, just call. Just call.”
The hot pink t-shirts say “Bring Elizabeth and Lyric Home” with a picture of each girl and the phone number to call with information about the case. With the case nearly a month old now, Collins says she needs to tell people not to give up.
“Not to lose faith and just to keep praying,” she says. “We’re going to pray them home, that’s just what we believe. Not to be angry at God for letting this happen, because this was not God’s doing. God would not do this, this is not God’s doing. And just to keep up your faith and just to keep praying and not to forget about the girls.”
The young cousins disappeared July 13th after leaving their grandmother’s house in Evansdale to ride bikes. The case is being treated as an abduction.