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Fourth Memorial Ride & Drive in honor of Lyric and Elizabeth

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Remembering the girls gone too soon and reminding everyone the killer has not been found.

Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins went missing four years ago this week.

Today the family is still hopeful to find the killer. Which is one of the many reasons they hold the annual Memorial Ride and Drive event.

Everyone at the event today is still looking for answers. Who killed those girls four years ago and why? The community standing behind a family still hurting from what happened.

Hundreds of people riding in honor of Elizabeth and Lyric.

"It was the worst day of my life, it's hard to believe it's been four years," said Drew Collins, Elizabeth's dad.

Four years ago, the cousins were taken while riding their bikes and later murdered.

"Coming up on the four year anniversary it's hard to believe that it's been four years, it brings up a lot of memories, a lot of hard times, yeah it's a hard weekend," said Drew Collins.

"I want the guy or people that did this to know we're never gonna stop, we are gonna do this until justice is served and long after, we're not gonna let what you did destroy us," said Pete Miles, co-organizer of the Memorial Ride and Drive.

But on this day, the community remains hopeful riding together each year to raise awareness.

"Well I just think in cases like this where you have and unsolved case it's so important to keep the awareness out there and you know who ever is responsible for this will be caught, it's just a matter of time," said Derek Vanluchene, guest speaker and family friend.

Just a matter of time until justice is served. Until then Elizabeth and Lyric's families wait for that news.

 "You will never know what that emptiness feels like, you'll never know what that feels like," said Heather Collins, Elizabeth's mom.

Half of the money from this event will go to the cedar valley crime stoppers and the other half to angels memorial park.

If you were unable to attend the event today information to still make a donation is at this website

If anyone has any information involving this crime please call local police.

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