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Annual Ride and Drive for the Girls

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EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

The 6th Annual Memorial Ride and Drive for the Girls is all set for Saturday, July 14th. 

Families and local law enforcement want to help honor Lyric Cook-Morrisey and Elizabeth Collins by remembering those who are still seeking closure. 

"A real eye opening to see how many of these cases are out there for a lot of people," said Drew Collins, Elizabeth's father. He hopes to honor the memory of his daughter and her cousin this weekend with the Annual Ride and Drive for the Girls by adding a few extra names to the list.

"We just decided we wanted to do something for the other families who were going through the same thing as us, and with Jake Wilson's disappearance we just wanted to bring attention to that," said Collins. 

Riders will wear blue ribbons in honor of Jake Wilson, and hold a silent tribute for dozens of cold cases. 

"I just feel like a lot of these people feel like their case has been forgotten, and I know what they're going through. Everyone kind of goes on with their lives except for the family.," said Collins. 

Others agree that bringing attention to these cases will eventually lead to answers. 

"We've got to have some closure to this, there's somebody out there that knows something, something they may not think is important but it is," said Evansdale Police Chief Jeff Jensen. 

"It  keeps the case from growing stagnant," said Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka. 

Collins says those answers can be hard to face. 

"And you have all those unanswered questions it is hard, and as hard as those answers may be you want to know, And we want to make sure this person pays for what they did."

"That person watches the news, listens to the news, I'm sure, goes on the internet and does searches about this case, I'm imploring that person to come in and confess," said Chief Trelka. 

That memorial ride starts at 8:30 Saturday morning at Lofty's Lounge in Evansdale. Proceeds from the event will be split between Angel's Park and the Cedar Valley Crimestoppers. 

If you have any information on these cases, contact Evansdale Police at (319) 232-6682 or Cedar Valley Crimestoppers at (319) 232-5583.

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