EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - An FBI spokeswoman says dogs assisting in the search for two Iowa cousins have picked up the girls' scents near an Iowa lake where their bicycles had been found.
Sandy Breault says there are no witness reports to confirm the girls were at the lake less than a mile from their grandmother's house where they were last reported seen Friday. But she says the reaction from the dogs Monday night indicated a "strong possibility" they had been in the area.
Some family members initially suspected 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey were abducted elsewhere and their bikes dumped at the lake.
Family members told The Associated Press Tuesday they now believe the girls were abducted from a remote area of the lake with easy access to a road.
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