The mother of one of the two children who were abducted from Evansdale in the summer of 2012 has been arrested on drug charges. Thirty-six-year-old Misty Morrissey, formerly of Waterloo, was arrested by sheriff’s officials in Fayette County Monday afternoon.Authorities say a week-long investigation involving alleged illegal activity at a West Union home that Morrissey shares with 25-year-old Todd Henriksen – also formerly of Waterloo — uncovered a drug operation that included the possession and sale of both methamphetamine and marijuana over the last few months. During a search of the home, deputies recovered a large amount of cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Each are facing multiple drug-related charges that could put Morrissey behind bars for up to 50 years and Henriksen for 15, if both are convicted. Morrissey is the mother of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey,
who, along with her 8-year-old cousin Elizabeth Collins, disappeared while riding their bicycles in Evansdale on July 13th, 2012. Their bodies were found December 5th in rural Bremer County. No arrests have been made in their abduction and deaths.
(Reporting by Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Oelwein/ Photos courtesy of the Fayette County Sheriff)