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Ride for the Girls marks 2nd anniversary of disappearance

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EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

Sunday marks 2 years since cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins disappeared while on a bike ride in Evansdale.

The girls were last seen near Meyers Lake July 13th, 2012.

Law enforcement officials and volunteers came together to search for the girls.

Unfortunately, their bodies were found by hunters 5 months later in a Bremer County park.

Evansdale Police Chief Kent Smock says it remains a very active investigation between his department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation even though the case largely remains out of the public eye.

This weekend, hundreds of people will come together to continue to keep the girls' memories alive and push for someone to come forward with information on what happened and who's responsible.

July 13th, 2012 - Authorities search Meyers Lake and the areas nearby for any trace of Lyric and Elizabeth.

Today, there's still activity.

Volunteers continue to work on Angels Park - with memorials to Lyric, Elizabeth, and 3 others.

Gazebos, a shelter, even electricity are already in place here at Angels Park but the work continues from volunteers and that work will continue even through this weekend."

This weekend marks the 2nd Memorial Ride and Drive for the Girls.

Hundreds of motorcycles will take part in the ride that begins and ends at Lofty's in Evansdale.

Chris Webb organizes the event.

"It's not a tragic event. It's bringing people together. Making people smile, laugh, get along happy and it's a great time."

The event raised $10,000 for Cedar Valley Area Crime Stoppers and Angels Park last year.

Webb thinks thousands more will be raised this year - but says the big question remains - who killed the girls?

"When it does come out, it's gonna be a sigh of relief for this whole town. They still talk about I wonder who it is, I wonder what happened. It's on everybody's mind but it's on that little back burner of their head. They keep it there but everybody would like to know," said Webb.

The reward right now stands at $170,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

 

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