It is such a shame that 2 children can't go out and ride bikes but the truth is they can't. We live in a world where nobody is safe from old to young with the young being the very most vulnerable.
Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said.--Mark Twain
This sure doesn't look good. I hope that family or police are scouring the girl's facebook contacts, emails and phone contacts to find out if there was an arrangement to meet someone that claimed to be a 12 or 14 year old boy, or maybe just a discussion about what plans they had that day.
Does anyone know the exact location the bikes were found? Could they have been dumped there? How long was the journey from the grandmother's house to there?
How close to water were the bikes? Even if they went for a swim WHY would the purse with the phone (a precious item for young girls) be ON THE OTHER SIDE of the fence?
Can they swim? Do they have a place to go swimming?
This is unlikely behaviour for the girls- I have horrible memory of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman- 2 young girls go missing in a small town on the way to the shop. I hope to God that's not the case here but I'd get that amber alert out and NOW.
map link that Gracelin posted upthread:
I don't think the criteria for an Amber Alert are met:
1. Law enforcement confirms a child has been abducted and entry has been made into the IOWA/NCIC Systems identifying the child as missing.
2. The child is under the age of 18.
3. Law enforcement believes the circumstances surrounding the abduction indicate that the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death.
4. There is enough descriptive information about the child, abductor, and/or suspect's vehicle to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help
Here are two different pictures of the girls that have been released. They look quite different - IMO - than they do in the first pictures that the media had. I have no idea which are more recent. Sorry that I don't know how to enlarge them. If the photo on Lyric's FB page is her, her hair is darker in that one as well. Elizabeth is on the left and Lyric is on the right.
lots of articles listing lyric cook as 11-yrs old. this article posted at 1pm lists her as 10-yrs old.
edit: article lists lyric cook's mom as Misty Cook Morrissey
Last edited by jadejazzkayla; 07-14-2012 at 03:41 PM. Reason: added info
At this point there is no amber alert as there's no vehicle or suspect. They're still calling it a missing persons case and said they are not ready yet to call it an abduction though now the parents believe the girls were taken.
If anyone knows how to set up a thread in the basement, I'm listening to the "chatter" now and will be happy to monitor and post as I have the time.
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Very informative- thank you. So it is fair to say that it is unlikely they went there to swim? How is the access to the water and how deep is the water? Could one of the girls have fallen in and the other gone to assist? IMO I don't think this is what happened but I'm trying to through all possible scenarios...
Worst case if they were abducted as I believe possible by the purse being found on the other side of the fence which doesn't make sense- are the trees dense enough to hide somebody watching? Is the trail busy at that time of the day? Why would they be there in the first place?
Could the bikes have been thrown from the highway? And the purse landing on the near side of the fence? Why abduct two girls and their bikes though?
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radioreference.com black hawk county
Here's a link to an update on the case, as of about 10 minutes ago:
Nothing new reported at today's news conference; another one scheduled for 5pm today.
Thy would be dense enough to hide but not much beyond that. Im sure it was less busy since it was during the work day but I imagine there were still people out there. If they parted ways where the bikes were found, they were probably just riding around the trail around the lake. I don't think the bikes could have been thrown from the road. The wooded area starts right before where the bikes were found is my understanding.
I hope this guy has been checked out...
The girls would have had to ride pretty close to his last known residence if they took that nature trail all the way down to the lake.
I hope that LE will be able to search the residences near the lake. Is the FBI helping the local LE ? This seems crazy. How do two little girls out for a bikeride on a summer's day vanish in broad daylight ? I am trying to piece together some kind of timeline. I wonder who was the last person to have seen them that morning ?