FBI child abduction team probing disappearance of Iowa girls
Former FBI agent Bill Daley weighs in
- Duration 4:57
- Date Jul 18, 2012
Former FBI agent Bill Daley weighs in
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-- FBI child abduction -- team is on the scene in Iowa right now investigators are desperately trying to find these two young cousins who went missing last week.
Elizabeth Collins and -- -- Morrissey went out together as usual on Friday for a bike ride.
Have -- and have not been seen since.
Their bikes and one of the girl's purse.
Were found near a local lake and police say blood hounds gonna hit of the -- cents.
And their family believes that these girls were kidnapped.
-- now begging for their safe return.
Please please contact us.
During during our little girl's home please tonight and exciting probably the hardest and it starts to get dark I wouldn't give them.
Think about what.
Our prayers -- forgot to protect MTV was sentenced.
Saves to keep them comforted.
Mom you know if they are alive that he nobody is president -- -- my daughter's loose.
That's that's not a river there's no -- I don't think -- in the -- -- not at all it is just like a dead end as far as we know so far.
Bill Daley is a former FBI agent and senior vice president at control risks group.
Bill now we're being told a couple of things that -- the family was brought -- given -- and they passed.
We -- an independently confirm that that but that is the report.
That the girls.
Or having a normal today there was no indication of depression and -- you know unhappiness at home that they were just going out for bright red when they left there -- their grandma's house.
And that now we find out that the area where their bikes were found.
Was a long distance some considerable distance at least ten minutes maybe from the area where you could have a car so if somebody abducted them.
He or she -- they would've had to force the girl to carry the girls.
Ten at 1015 minute walk when nobody seeing any thing.
How likely is that.
We don't Maginnis is extremely disturbing case because these girls and now he's had for normal day's activity they bite -- a bicycle around I think the father said.
One of when the children often would go off on these -- -- troops.
But you know what its its descent was picked up by some -- at the lakeside which suggests that these girls were there it what's it like their bikes were left there the purse was left there.
That they were there there was a sense there.
Which is leading the investigators to rule out the possibility that they drowned with trying to do now is both -- part of the lake.
As well as FBI divers are going to then go into areas where they can train and look for the deeper pockets.
But this is only got a ruling out that that's the case.
I think war more it is just appears to be a case where these girls have vanished but the people just Spanish Megan there's sometimes taken by people and people with -- -- As a former FBI guy -- tell me how do you start because.
Despite -- set the scene for their for the viewers what we're told the girls they rolled their bikes the bikes were found on this path in the woods.
It was -- 1015 minute walk away from the nearest area where you -- have a car and there was a fence separating those bikes from you know sort of the outside world.
But we heard that there was a hole in the fence maybe somebody could have squeezed through.
How -- as an FBI guy who gets called to the scene to find two missing girls eight and ten years old.
Do you start -- star.
Well offers out there at preserving that crime scene everything from where their bikes were -- footprints in the sand literally.
They don't wanna preserve because these are all indications of what may mean that happened I mean how many other people within our -- these footprints -- if that weren't around.
There was indication of one of the girls had a a small phone can be used for games and fortunately this thing to provide any kind of pinging with cellphone towers as it was an -- -- is a phone.
So in this case because the remote nature of this in some ways provides investigators at least a possibility to ruled out rule in certain things I think.
As I said additional footprints how the -- were left where they with they -- last seen may -- by neighbors and others.
What other people may have been in the parking lot with -- other people who may have -- -- -- these girls go into the area.
All that will play into it and -- an isolated area in May actually help.
The fact if you would have seen them.
The family believes that they were abducted obviously and the fact that.
The girl's purse was left behind with the phone in it again not activated but a phone that a child might have with games on it.
Does that suggest to you that this was not.
A couple of girls who ran away I mean would a normal you know eight or ten year old girl have taken her purse with her phone.
I think -- you talk about children running away I think they would have had some one it's something of their own rather than thinking had to leave it behind -- -- -- -- if -- were planning on something -- this was some.
Of themselves playing -- at a time they wouldn't have done that I think you would've taken something personal with you maybe there was some.
Money in the -- they would have held on to that so I don't think that personal item is something leave behind I think.
That's we get into either they were distracted or unfortunately they were abducted and and desperate search is still line.
Bill -- thank you --