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Surveillance video may help find missing girls


This Friday marks eight weeks since 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook disappeared from Evansdale.

Authorities believe the people involved in the abduction may have been recorded on a surveillance camera. Officials have hundreds of hours of footage collected, but they need your help to find what to look for.

Drew, father of Elizabeth Collins, goes through each day, not knowing where his daughter and niece are. After hearing news about the surveillance video, he hopes someone will come forward with information.

"We are just waiting and praying," said Collins.

Drew Collins says each day feels like the first day when he found out the girls were missing.

"I want them to come home. I love them both," said Collins.

Love for Elizabeth and Lyric is definitely what you see in the Collins home. Photos of both the girls as well as things they held close to their hearts fill a table in the house.

"Her hockey stick went up there first," said Collins.

Drew says he and his wife, Heather, used to meet with authorities every day, but those meetings have stopped. Instead they wanted authorities to use that time to keep looking for the girls.

"Somebody has to know something, somewhere. Maybe they are scared or just don't have the courage to come forward," said Collins."That's got to weigh heavy on somebody if you knew something, that would be a heavy load to carry."

As for now, Drew and his family wait for that person to come forward and bring home their baby girl.

There are now two ways to send in your tips:


Phone: 319-232-6682 or 1-800-346-5507


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