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    Posted July 17, 2012 by
    Evansdale, Iowa

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    MISSING IN IOWA: Grandmother: 'It's absolutely no family'


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     The search for two missing girls in Iowa has shocked the US and caused headlines across the country. iReporter Anelia was by Meyers Lake in Iowa, where the two girls' bikes were found, when she saw Vicki Weikert, the paternal grandmother of Lyric Cook, sitting nearby. Weikert said her granddaughter had "as big a heart as you could get" and refuted various rumours around the families involved. "The grandmother's perspective offers a counter narrative to the rumors that fly around in the absence of real developments. It also spells out - from her perspective - the turn of events," our iReporter added. The search for the two girls, meanwhile, continues, with authorities preparing to drain Meyers Lake for clues.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer





    As investigators say they plan to reinterview family members in the case of the two missing Iowa cousins, a grandmother says family members are not involved in the disappearance of her granddaughter, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10  and her cousin, Elizabeth Collins, 8.

    "if you look up dysfunctional in the dictionary, you re gonna see our pictures," said Vicki Weikert, the paternal grandmother of Cook-Morrissey, as crews continued to drain an Evansdale lake in the vicinity of where the bikes and a purse were found, "but we will fight to the death for our children."

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