Kayleigh Morrison & Liberty McCasland

This post examines the strange similarities in 3 cases of 6 missing girls.

Victims & Timeline

Lyric Cook, 10: Friday, July 13, 2012; Evansdale, Iowa (found deceased)

Elizabeth Collins, 8: Friday, July 13, 2012; Evansdale, Iowa (found deceased)

Liberty “Libby” German, 14: Monday, February 13, 2017; Delphi, Indiana (found deceased)

Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13: Monday, February 13, 2017; Delphi, Indiana (found deceased)

Liberty McCasland, 12: Friday, September 8, 2017; Pawtucket, Rhode Island (currently missing)

Kayleigh Morrison, 12: Friday, September 8, 2017; Pawtucket Rhode Island (currently missing)

Similarities

  • All 3 cases involved girls between the ages of 8-14
  • Girls went missing while together, as a duo. Four of the girls were murdered while together which indicates either a proficient criminal or more than one offender.
  • All were heading off to play or hang out together when they went missing — Lyric & Elizabeth were riding bikes, Libby & Abby were walking on wooded trails, Liberty & Kayleigh were headed to a playground.
  • Names: two of the girls in separate cases were named Liberty
  • Dates: two of the cases occurred on the 13th day of the month an two of the cases occurred on a Friday. The other case occurred on a Monday — if the offender is the same in all cases, does he have a 3-day weekend? Is there any personal significance for him to the time of month between the 8th and 13th days of the month?
  • Trails: Libby & Abby and Lyric & Elizabeth all disappeared while on a trail in the afternoon.
  • In two of the cases, the girls were murdered by an unknown assailant. Cause of death for Libby and Abby has not been publicly released but two photos, a sketch of a possible suspect, and a brief audio clip of his voice have been released. Cause of death for Lyric & Elizabeth has also not been released.
  • Investigators have stated that they have compared notes on the Delphi and Evansdale cases and, while there are similarities, they do not believe the cases are related. Despite this, they have also said that they do not suspect the families in either case. Which means there are two brazen murderers willing to abduct, control, and murder two girls at a time? That is quite an unusual and risky MO.

Update

Liberty McCasland & Kayleigh Morrison were found safe on Saturday, September 9th. They have been reunited with their families. Given that this case does not appear to be related to the first two, it further highlights the similarities between the Delphi and Evandsdale cases: tighter geographic net, both double-homicides occurred on the 13th day of the month, both abductions/homicides of two females who were last seen walking on a trail.

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