The family of Lyric Cook has now asked media to stay off the premises of Heartland Vineyard Church during a service for the slain girl.
Heartland Vineyard Church in Cedar Falls emailed KWWL and several area media outlets Thursday afternoon on behalf of the family of Lyric Cook to request that media not be on the church property during Lyric's service Saturday.
Here is the statement emailed to media outlets:
"The family of Lyric Cook-Morrissey has requested that no media be on the premises of Heartland Vineyard Church for the Celebration of Lyric's Life being held Saturday, December 29th from 2 - 5:30 p.m. Thank you for honoring their request."
KWWL had originally planned to cover Lyric's service in the same manner as the service of Lyric's cousin, Elizabeth Collins, which included a live remote and an online live stream of the public event on December 13.
Heartland Vineyard Church says the service is open to the public.
Lyric and Elizabeth disappeared from Meyers Lake in Evansdale on July 13. After more than four months, their bodies were discovered about 25 miles north of Evansdale in Seven Bridges Park in Bremer County on December 5.
No arrests have been made in the case.
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