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Iowa investigators go to Virginia to discuss unsolved slain cousins case with national experts


EVANSDALE, Iowa — Iowa investigators have gone to Virginia to consult national experts on the unsolved 2012 abduction and killing of two young cousins.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) Evansdale Police Chief Kent Smock and an Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation agent will be in Alexandria, Virginia, until Friday. The two will meet with representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to discuss the investigation into the disappearance and deaths of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins.

The girls disappeared in Evansdale while riding their bikes in July 2012. Their bodies were discovered about five months later in a rural wildlife refuge in Bremer County.

No arrests have been made in the case.

While in Virginia, officials will review the case and seek additional testing and investigation options.

Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,

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