Posted at: 08/02/2012 7:10 AM
Possible Witness In Iowa Girls' Case Comes Forward
EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man seen in a surveillance photo has talked to investigators and is not a suspect in the abduction of two Iowa cousins.
FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault (broh) says the man and a white van had been seen at an Evansdale convenience store about 2 p.m. July 13, two hours before firefighters found the bicycles of 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook. The man talked to investigators on Wednesday.
Authorities say they believe the girls were abducted.
Earlier Wednesday, Capt. Rick Abben (A'-bihn), of the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, said investigators were aware of a reported abduction attempt of a Cedar Rapids boy by people in a van. Abben says it's impossible to tell whether the Cedar Rapids incident is somehow related to the missing girls.
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