MISSING GIRLS: Teaming Up To Help
Two Iowa mothers are teaming up to get the word out about their missing children.
Noreen Gosch was working with Heather Collins at the Iowa State Fair DCI booth Wednesday. Gosch’s son Johnny disappeared 30-years ago while on his paper route in West Des Moines.
“It breaks my heart to see another family go through this. I know step by step how they feel,” says Gosch.
Gosch is offering support and advice to Heather Collins, the mother of nine-year-old Elizabeth Collins who disappeared from Evansdale on July 13th along with her 10-year-old cousin Lyric Cook.
Collins wants Iowans to keep thinking of the missing girls, “Keep praying…and not to forget about the girls just because we don’t have any news doesn’t mean that they’re still not out there. Just keep praying that they are alive and they’ll be coming home safe and soon…very soon.”
The ladies are also working to get thousands of signatures on a petition. They want to change the law, making it easier to issue an Amber Alert for missing children.
Authorities say an Amber Alert wasn’t issued for Collins and Cook because there was no suspect or suspect vehicle.