The search for missing Iowa girls Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins led investigators to an Elk Run Heights home, but it appears that whatever tips were being looked at turned out inconclusive. Several sheriff's office squad cars surrounded the property with both uniformed and non-uniformed officials "taking position" around the premises. Meanwhile, FBI agents and plainclothes detectives knocked at the door of the Elk Run Heights residence.
The entire ordeal lasted about 45 minutes as officials interviewed the people in the home and searched around it -- including a camper trailer in the backyard. However, officials turned out empty-handed in this search. What was the tip they were working on in today's search and why did it turn up with no success? This comes just a day after Misty Morrissey was found unresponsive due to copious amounts of alcohol and prescription medication, making the second big update in the case this week -- but were the events related or not?
The Iowa cousins have been missing for over a month with no success thus far in the search for them since around the first week of the case. Their bikes and purses were found at a lake area around their home, but it's since been stated that officials do not believe the girls were even at the lake. They were certainly abducted and their items dumped at the location. However, the FBI believes that Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins are alive.
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