Friday marks two weeks since two eastern Iowa cousins disappeared.
Investigators say 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook were abducted from Evansdale on July 13th.
The initial search for the girls focused Meyers Lake, near where the girls’ bikes were discovered. The lake was partially drained and an FBI dive team used sonar during the search, but the girls were not located in the lake.
The FBI believes the girls are still alive, but have not released any information on the evidence that led them to that conclusion.
Cook’s father, Dan Morrissey, was set to appear in court on unrelated drug and domestic abuse charges Friday. But, the Associated Press reports a judge has delayed that hearing until August 28th.
Lyric Cook’s parents briefly stopped cooperating with investigators in the case after they felt they were being treated like suspects because of their past criminal histories.