A drive is underway to collect money for another reward fund for information in the disappearance of two Black Hawk County girls. Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook were last seen on the afternoon of July 13th when the two disappeared while riding bikes in Evansdale.

A reward of $50,000 is already being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Elizabeth’s parents, Drew and Heather Collins, say they heard of a separate fund in a Des Moines case, and hope the new reward would lead to more clues.

“Someone has to know something, so just getting this out there, maybe someone who has been sitting on something,” Drew Collins said. The new fund would be pay out to the first person providing information that leads to locating the two girls.

Heather Collins thinks that might be the incentive needed to get more information. “I just really truly, honestly believe that people will come forward to that,” Collins said. The new fund will take donations through December 21st, and Collins hopes it will be successful in raising funds to put toward the reward.

“We’re praying that the response will be how it has always been, people just supporting us,” according to Collins. Authorities said the money will be set aside in a separate account for up to five years strictly to pay for information leading to the two girls.

Donors can mail contributions to:

Crime Stoppers c/o Elizabeth and Lyric Fund
P.O. Box 1510
Waterloo, Iowa 50704

Donors can also bring contributions to the Evansdale, Waterloo and Cedar Falls Police Departments as well as the Black Hawk Sheriff’s Office.

By Dave Franzman, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids