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New Reward Fund for Slain Iowa Cousins

Posted at: 12/21/2012 11:28 AM

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - A new reward fund has been established to help police arrest the killer of two eastern Iowa cousins whose bodies were found early this month.
    
A fund drive has raised $20,500 and is available when someone is arrested in the killings of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook. Typically such funds are not paid out until there's a conviction.
    
Black Hawk County Sheriff Capt. Rick Abben says in a statement released Friday that officials believe someone has helpful information.
    
A separate $150,000 reward is offered through law enforcement officials and a private donor for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
    
Elizabeth was 8 and Lyric was 10 when they went bike riding July 13 in Evansdale and didn't return.
    
Hunters found their bodies Dec. 5 in a wildlife area.