Police still receiving tips about unsolved case of Iowa cousins killed in 2012


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EVANSDALE, Iowa — Two years after hunters found the remains of two missing cousins, investigators say they're still receiving tips about the abduction of the girls.

Lyric Cook, 10, and her 8-year-old cousin Elizabeth Collins disappeared in Evansdale after they left for a bike ride in July 2012. Their bodies were found in December 2012, in a rural wildlife refuge in Bremer County.

No arrests have been made in their deaths. Police chief Kent Smock told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (http://bit.ly/1wEgPTv ) they have received new information within the past month.

"It's nothing that's super promising, but it shows that people are still giving us information and it hasn't fallen by the wayside," Smock said.

A $150,000 reward has been raised through private donations and the FBI for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers has set a $20,500 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

Detectives have been revisiting old leads and experts with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have been reviewing information they have gathered.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Evansdale Police tip line or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers.

Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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