Elizabeth and Lyric were very close as cousins and friends.
Lyric was born October 2, 2001. Lyric enjoyed spending time with her brother Dillin, playing video games. Lyric had a passion for being outdoors and loved to go fishing with her father. She liked to swim off of the dock where her great-grandmother lived. She loved to go sledding at Hope Martin Park in the winter and play cards with her grandmother. Lyric loved spending time with all of her cousins and they would often put together dance teams with all the Collins girls and neighbors and spend a lot of time performing dance routines and gymnastics.
Elizabeth June Marie Collins was born on July 31, 2003, the daughter of Drew and Heather (Cook) Collins. She was a student at Poyner Elementary School and was a bubbly little person, with the best smile, who loved what life had to give and all it had to offer. Elizabeth enjoyed dressing up and getting her nails and hair done. She loved singing, riding her bike and playing softball and hockey. She had a big heart and a great love for animals. Elizabeth also loved playing with her siblings and ordering them around. She enjoyed going on vacations and had traveled to many places. Mom and Elizabeth loved their time together, shopping and having dinner. Many times were treasured as a family, lying in bed eating popcorn and watching movies.
Elizabeth and Lyric disappeared on July 13, 2012 while riding their bikes in Evansdale. Their bikes were found on the back side of Meyers Lake, Evansdale. The surrounding communities came together and searched. The FBI was called in to help the investigation and large-scale searches were conducted. Investigators searched Meyer Lake and determined the girls did not drown. The bodies of the girls were found 6 months later on December 5, 2012 in Bremer County at Seven Bridges Wildlife Park.
As of 2023, no arrests have been made.
We will never stop searching for justice for our girls.
The Elizabeth Collins Foundation is about keeping both her and Lyric in our hearts and finding justice and the foundation has a mission. The mission is to help families of missing individuals and educate the community on prevention of abduction, sexual abuse and trafficking among many other things. This foundation will be the legacy of both girls, Elizabeth and Lyric, forever in our hearts.
The Elizabeth Collins Foundation, a non-profit organization, was created due to Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook being abducted on July 13, 2012. There have been no arrests in this case.
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