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National experts take a look at Lyric and Elizabeth case

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Robert Lowery, vice president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, speaks with KWWL in Alexandria, Virginia, on Jan. 29, 2015. (Sean O'Neal, KWWL) Robert Lowery, vice president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, speaks with KWWL in Alexandria, Virginia, on Jan. 29, 2015. (Sean O'Neal, KWWL)
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (KWWL) -

Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins were kidnapped July 13, 2012 near Myers Lake in Evansdale. Their little bodies were found five months later at Seven Bridges Park in Bremer County.

More than two years later, no one has been arrested in the case that's become known as Lyric and Elizabeth. And Evansdale police chief Kent Smock is looking for help.

"Two little girls won't ever come home again, and that's not right," said Smock. "We're not going to rest until we have justice served."

That's where The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Virginia comes in.

"Cases we see with Lyric and Elizabeth are extremely rare," said Robert Lowery, NCMEC Vice President. 

People with the Center have been on this case from the very beginning, deploying people to Evansdale almost immediately after Lyric and Elizabeth were abducted.

"We know that when we have an offender like this who's not yet been identified, we remain very vigilant, and we work very hard with those agencies to identify those offenders and do what we can to make sure that this never happens to another child," said Lowery.

Lowery and a team of about 25 people -- including the FBI, NCIS Missing Children's Unit, law enforcement from all over the nation, and experts with the Center -- spent the day looking over the case.

The goal is to develop strategies for continuing the investigation.

Lowery says in these case reviews, no one is allowed in, including the families of the missing children. 

"There's also discussions that have to remain open between investigators, sharing thoughts and ideas, and these are kind of things that we don't want to share with the public because, again, offenders could be watching this as well," said Lowery. 

Lowery says their focus is to look at all potential suspects and who the best potential suspects in this case would be.

"We want to make sure this person is identified and brought to justice," he said.

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