The two bodies discovered by hunters on Wednesday appear to be those of two missing Iowa girls, NBC News Staff reported.
Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, went missing on July 13 after leaving their grandmother's house in Evansdale, Iowa. The girls' bikes and purse were found around the area of Lake Meyer, which led authorities to scanning the lake with sonar. After nothing was found, the case was classified as an abduction.
Police haven't said whether they have a suspect, but added that another press conference is scheduled for Thursday.
"It's definitely not the outcome that we wanted, obviously," Capt. Rick Abben of the Black Hawk County Sheriff's office said. "This is a difficult thing for us to go through. It's a difficult thing for the community."
MSNBC by NBC News Staff