Family of 1 of 2 Iowa cousins to speak about case

Published On: Dec 13 2012 04:23:15 PM CST
Elizabeth Collins, Lyric Cook-Morrissey
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -

The family of one of two Iowa cousins who disappeared last summer and whose bodies were recently found is speaking out about the case.

The family of Elizabeth Collins is scheduled to answer questions at a news conference Thursday. A visitation and memorial service for Elizabeth will be held later in Cedar Falls.

Hunters discovered the bodies of Elizabeth and her cousin, Lyric Cook, last week in a wooded area about 25 miles from where the girls were last seen. Elizabeth was 8 and Lyric was 10 when they went for a bike ride in July and didn't return.

Lyric's family says a service for her will be scheduled after Christmas or early next year.