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Lyric and Elizabeth: Evansdale PD take case to feds for help

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EVANSDALE (KWWL) - Cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins were riding their bikes in Evansdale when they were kidnapped. More than two years later, investigators are still focused on that day.

The Evansdale cousins' bodies were later found in a remote wildlife area, but there are still no arrests.

Investigators have been working for more than two years to try and find the killer.

Now, they're jumping on a plane and heading to Virginia in hopes for help in this case.  

Evansdale Police Chief, Kent Smock and lead DCI Investigator Mike Roehrkasse are heading to Alexandria, Virginia to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's headquarters.

They plan to review the case with experts there.

KWWL spoke to Chief Smock on the phone. He says investigators there are impressed with the work they've done so far, but they can't believe the killer still hasn't been found.

Smock believes they need a new set of eyes.

"There may be something staring us in the face, and we have been so close to this investigation that we don't see it," he says.

He hopes pooling ideas will help them develop new ways to investigate this case.

"What we're focusing on now is good old gumshoe detective work, where investigators are in the field, out looking for things, talking to people, and thumbing through reports," he said.

Smock says people haven't forgotten. He still gets calls every month asking about the Evansdale cousins' case.

In December of 2012, two hunters came across the girls' bodies. They say it was a day they'll never forget.

"I just prayed and prayed someone out there would find the girls," says Amanda Miller. "But never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be us."

"It's almost as if I was being led some place," says Kevin Dramstad. "It was really just an unearthly feeling."

Time has passed, but that won't stop police.

"It's not something (where) we're going to stop looking," Smock said. "We're going to keep digging."

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