Missing Iowa girls Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins still haven't been found, but it appears that suspicion is still resting over Lyric's parents. That isn't the only update in this case; a television station is being subpoenaed by police to release footage of an interview with the parents. Statistically, someone either in the home or acquainted with the missing children is usually responsible for an unsolved disappearance or homicide. So it makes sense that the parents of the two missing girls are under so much scrutiny. However, it just doesn't help that there are so many registered (and likely non-registered) sex offenders surrounding the home where the girls were last seen.
The mother of Lyric Cook took a second polygraph and claims that she passed it, but what about Daniel Morrissey? Police have all but acknowledged that he's a suspect, even going as far as saying they have evidence against him. What's more, it's likely that the girls didn't vanish from the lake, where their bikes were found in the early days of their disappearance. That's because surveillance footage shows something shocking. They were riding away from the lake about a block away from their house when they were last seen. This surveillance footage indicates that they were abductedÂ—not drowned.
So do police believe Daniel Morrissey took the children from this point and relocated them? There are just so many holes in the case so far that it's getting irritating. It's also irritating that police aren't revealing what "proof" they have of the father being involved in Lyric and Elizabeth's disappearance. They have their reasons, though, evidently to protect this case.
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