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A community says, 'We will never forget'

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EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

Five years after the disappearance of cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins, the community continues to stand behind them.

 Along a busy Evansdale Road, the sign reading "We will never forget," a sentiment shared by the many driving by.

Others visiting Angels Memorial Park on the somber five year anniversary.

"I live out in Readlyn and to know they were found out in our community, it makes it really scary to know it could be somebody any of us know," said park visitor Andrea Powell.

Five years without answers; for those like Sarah Staebell, who were there that day and have seen the family's pain the frustration continues.

"It just feels like yesterday that Kelly was asking if we had seen them ride their bikes by. We closed our store up and went looking for them. It is hard to believe that there is still someone out there that did this and is still going free. It is hard to fathom," said Staebell, a member of the Angels Memorial Park Committee.

While the community waits for answers, family and friends pour their time and passion into building Angels Memorial Park.

The park a place to remember the many young lives this community has lost too soon.

"It is actually beautiful to see something that was nothing turn into something that is amazing for the community and to have a place to go and remember everybody that has been lost," said Powell.

Many waiting for the final piece, the justice that will complete the peace of Angels Memorial Park.

"They need some type of closure, as well as the whole community, the Evansdale community, the surrounding community," said Staebell.

Investigators continue to stress, this case is not cold.

If you have any information call Evansdale Police or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers.

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