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Third annual memorial ride and driver draws hundreds

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EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

Hundreds of riders, drivers, and supporters turned out Saturday to ride in memory of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook.

Someone abducted and killed the Evansdale cousins in July of 2012, and their families are still waiting for justice.

No arrests have been made in their case.

Saturday, everyone gathered at Lofty's in Evansdale to raise money and awareness for the girls' ongoing investigation, and the money raised goes to the Cedar Valley Crimestoppers and new Angels Park in Evansdale.

It was a bittersweet day, but also a way to give a situation so tragic some positive energy.

"It takes a tragedy to pull people together, just to get people to throw fundraisers like this and to find justice for the girls is really great," said Cory Mundfrom, a rider.

The Collins say its frustrating they haven't found justice yet, but they feel incredibly blessed by the support from the community. 

"They want justice as much as we do, and they're coming out and still supporting us and our cause, they miss our girls like they were their own," said Drew and Heather.

It's a case nobody in Evansdale will let fizz out, especially not Elizabeth's parents.

"She never let me rest then, she won't now," said Heather, speaking of Elizabeth. "I was at her garden the other day and I had a dragon fly following me around. She loved dragon flies. I just realized you know, she's never going to let me rest."

Because of donations and fundraisers, the reward fund for information leading to the girls deaths has been raised to $20,500.

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