A director at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says there is some reason to be optimistic about the search.
A director at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says there is some reason to be optimistic about the search for two missing Iowa girls.
Robert Lowery says there have been cases where missing children were found long after they disappeared, so there's no reason to give up on the search for 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins.
Lowery pointed out the famous cases of Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard as reasons to remain hopeful. Both were found alive months or years after their abductions.
Lowery also says the public shouldn't assume that Iowa officials are focused only on the lake where the girls' bicycles were found. He says investigators are following multiple leads.
Investigators spent much of last week searching Meyers Lake and the surrounding area, which is about 120 miles northeast of Des Moines.