I guess it's the timeline throwing me off. It just seemed like the time they got to the lake was almost immediate. But...the timeline seems rather untrustworthy too.
"Somber" is the word John Johnson of Waverly used to describe the atmosphere surrounding Meyers Lake on Thursday, as the search for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, pushed into yet another day.
Whether it be to pass on prayers or show their support, membersS of the surrounding communities continue to gather on the shores of Meyers Lake, desperate for any kind of news.
"I think we all feel the need to be a part of something bigger than ourselves," Johnson said. "And that's what this is, and is why we are all here today."
The mood by the lake may be somber, but as the one week mark of the girls' disappearance nears, supporters still aren't giving up hope.
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This bee my opinion
There are many aspects of the case that do not make sense. But we do not have all of the information that the police have. During an active investigation, the actions of those directly involved(police, witnesses, victims) never seem to make any sense because we, as outsiders arent privvy to all information. We get what they want us to know and withhold, rightfully so, much information. I trust the police/FBI know what they are doing.
The poor families. I can't even imagine.
shows helmet laws in all 50 states last updated 25 june 2012. Iowa does not appear to have any helmet laws.
This bee my opinion
Why does it seem like sooooo many people (mainly kids and young women) are disappearing lately and are never found?????
I sure hope this case is different.
Justice for Travis
Sometimes the first step towards forgiveness is understanding that the other person is a complete idiot.
I don't get the impression that, once they (family) decided the girls were not where they thought they might find them, that they just immediately went to the lake. It would be one of several places that would seem obvious to check.
The river, which is actually close to their home, would be across River Forest Rd, and over a tall dike, built to keep E'dale dry in event of flood. My own children and I drive by it almost daily, and it was only recently that I discovered that my kids didn't know the river was on the other side of that dike. Also, anyone walking or climbing over or along that dike would likely be spotted. Little girls would be hard-pressed to attempt to ride their bikes up it - its not steep, but steep and high enough.
Grandma, Tammy, and Elizabeth's older brother were out in a car looking for the girls, IIRC, and went to other places before they went to Meyers Lake. It was at Meyers Lake that Tammy stated the man said that he had seen the girls riding their bikes (can't remember the time, now -- not very long before they asked, IIRC). I would assume that is the reason why the other family members met them at Meyers Lake.
ETA: I do agree that we should all wear a helmet when biking, I just don't think our lawmakers should be spending time/money on creating these types of laws. IMO they should be spending more time on criminal behavior laws, not common sense laws. Same thing goes for the lawmakers who are trying to ban foods and limit the size of pop you can buy.
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I really don't think they were wearing bicycle helmets.
In the first place, based on my observations living and traveling in the midwest, the majority of people don't wear helmets. This is especially true for kids riding around by themselves in the neighborhood. On my street in a Minneapolis suburb I maybe see one out of 20 kids wear one.
Also, I've never seen it noted in the description of them, and since where and if the helmets were found would be an important clue I think we would have heard abotu it by now if they were.