SURPRISE MOVE: Dan Morrissey Pleads Guilty

Posted on: 3:18 pm, March 1, 2013, by , updated on: 03:20pm, March 1, 2013

Courtesy: KWWL

Courtesy: KWWL

Dan Morrissey, the father of one of the Evansdale girls found murdered in December, has pleaded guilty to drug and domestic abuse charges.

KWWL reports Morrissey faced 11 charges that dated back to 2011 and Friday he pleaded guilty to all of them. Morrissey’s trial on the charges had been set for later this year in Davenport. The trial was to be held there after a judge granted a change of venue request.

After several parole violations, including failed drug tests, Morrissey was arrested again in February.

Morrissey is the father of Lyric Cook, who along with her cousin Elizabeth Collins, disappeared from Meyers Lake on July 12, 2012. The girls’ bodies were discovered by hunters on December 5, 2012 in Seven Bridges Park in Bremer County, about 20 miles from where they were last seen.

No charges have been filed in the kidnapping and murder of Cook and Collins.

A $150,000 reward is being offered through the Cedar Valley Crimestoppers for information that leads to an arrest.

The number to call is 855-300-tips.

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