Possible witness in missing girls’ case comes forward
EVANSDALE (AP) — Authorities say a man seen in a surveillance photo has talked to investigators and is not a suspect in the abduction of two Iowa cousins.
FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault says the man and a white van had been seen at an Evansdale store about 2 p.m. July 13, two hours before firefighters found the bicycles of 10-year-old Lyric Cook and her cousin Elizabeth Collins, whose 9th birthday was Tuesday. The man talked to investigators on Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, Capt. Rick Abben of the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office said investigators were aware of a reported abduction attempt of a Cedar Rapids boy by people in a van. Abben says it’s impossible to tell whether the Cedar Rapids incident is somehow related to the missing girls.
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