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Elizabeth Collins, Lyric Cook-Morrissey Update: Autopsy confirms bodies found are missing Iowa cousins

Undated photo of missing Iowa cousins Lyric Cook-Morrissey (left) and Elizabeth Collins (right) Dawn J. Sagert,AP Photo/Waterloo Courier

Undated photos of missing Iowa cousins Lyric Cook-Morrissey (left) and Elizabeth Collins (right)
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(CBS/AP) EVANSDALE, Iowa - An autopsy confirmed Monday that two bodies found last week in a wildlife area are those of missing Iowa cousins Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, police say.

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Police Chief Kent Smock said he received confirmation from the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office that the bodies were the two cousins, who went missing on July 13. The full autopsy hasn't been released to police.

Elizabeth was 8-years-old and Lyric was 10-years-old when they went for a bike ride in the northeastern Iowa community of Evansdale and didn't return.

Hunters found their bodies last week in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Area in Bremer County, about 25 miles from where they were last seen. Authorities closed the park while they searched for evidence connected to the case but now have reopened the area.

Complete coverage of the case of the missing Iowa cousins on Crimesider

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