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      Parents write letter to abductor of missing Iowa girls

      11-year-old Lyric Cook and 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins
      The parents of two missing Iowa cousins have prepared an open letter to whoever abducted the girls, asking for the children to be freed. It's been four months since 11-year-old Lyric Cook and 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins were last seen riding their bicycles near a lake in Evansdale. The girls have had birthdays since then. Authorities believe the girls were abducted. The parents submitted their letter to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. The letter says to the abductor or abductors that "taking the girls from us has caused much pain: pain for them, pain for us and our families. We want you to know that we are praying for you to do the right thing."Previous stories... Hunters asked to help look for missing cousins - Sunday, October 21, 2012Hunters are being asked by law enforcement to keep an eye out for clues pertaining to two missing girls in eastern Iowa.Authorities say missing Iowa cousins are alive - Saturday, July 21, 2012Authorities are refocusing their efforts in locating two missing girls from eastern Iowa.Authorities need your help locating two missing girls from eastern Iowa - Sunday, July 15, 2012Sunday's search for two missing girls from Evansdale, Iowa ends with no new leads.