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WATERLOO, Iowa | The mother of one of two cousins who have been missing for more than a month has been hospitalized.

According to police reports, Misty Morrissey, 34, was taken to Allen Hospital Monday evening after she was found unresponsive at a relative’s home.

Morrissey is the mother of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey, who was last seen with her 9-year-old cousin, Elizabeth Collins, in Evansdale on July 13. Authorities said they believe the girls were abducted.

According to the report, police acting on a tip found Morrissey sleeping and were unable to wake her.

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Family told officers she had been at the hospital earlier in the day and been heavily medicated and later drank alcohol, the report states.

-- Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

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