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On the back of the discoveries on Wednesday of the 2 missing Evansdale girls, Lyric and Elizabeth, another Iowa family knows what the two families are going through.

“You know, you have that hope, and now that hope is gone.  And I know that’s how they, the Morrissey’s and the Collins’ feel. Hope is gone. There’s closure, but that hope is gone.”

Linda Christie’s granddaughter, Evelyn Miller was kidnapped from her home in 2005. For 5 days, relatives hoped for the best, but then Evelyn’s body was discovered along the Cedar River in Floyd County.

An arrest in her murder wouldn’t come for another 7 years.

Christie says the Collins and Morrissey families should at least take comfort in the fact that police will never give up.

“It may take them a while, but you know they take their time and are very diligent with murder investigations, especially of children.”

Governor Branstad also commented Thursday, saying his heart goes out to the victim’s families. Branstad is also pledging to reevaluate state laws in the hopes of improving response times in cases of child abductions.