EVANSDALE, Iowa (December 5, 2012)--Hunters found bodies Wednesday believed to be those of two young Iowa cousins who disappeared while riding their bikes in July, Black Hawk County sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben said during a news conference.
He wouldn’t say where the bodies were found.
Abben says the remains were sent to the state medical examiner's office to verify if they are the bodies of Lyric Cook, 11, and Elizabeth Collins, 9.
The two girls vanished on July 13 near Meyers Lake in Evansdale, about 110 miles northeast of Des Moines.
Their bikes were found near the lake.
Abben appeared to be fighting back tears as he said, "the outcome was not the one we wanted."
Abben says the area where the bodies were found is still being processed.