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County Attorney subpoenas KWWL video in missing girls investigation


Black Hawk County Attorney Tom Ferguson wants to take a closer look at a KWWL interview with Misty-Cook Morrissey and Wylma Cook.

KWWL has been served a subpoena for any raw, unedited video interviews with Misty Cook-Morrissey or Wylma Cook that took place last on July 19 or July 20.

According to the four paragraph subpoena, KWWL may have knowledge regarding a criminal offense which occurred in Black Hawk County on or about July 13, the day the girls disappeared.

It is not unusual for media outlets to receive subpoenas. KWWL receives subpoenas for video content several times a year.

KWWL reporter John Wilmer spoke with both Misty Cook-Morrissey and Wylma Cook on July 20, one day after families said they would stop speaking with police and the media after advice from an attorney.

The interview aired live on KWWL and was posted to No other video was recorded with the two people in question on those days.

KWWL is currently preparing a copy of the interview and will hand it over to the county attorney.

You can see a copy of the requested interview here.

A copy of the subpoena can be viewed here.

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