Missing Iowa cousins believed to be still alive

July 21, 2012 (EVANSDALE, Iowa)

FBI agents now say evidence leads them to believe that the two girls are still alive.

Ten-year old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year old Elizabeth Collins may have been abducted while riding their bikes near Meyers Lake in the northeast Iowa town of Evansdale.

Their bikes were found on a path near the lake.

The FBI refused to explain why they thought the girls were alive, but they did say investigators are expanding their search beyond Iowa.

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