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Family of missing Iowa cousins consults attorney

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An aunt of two Iowa girls missing for nearly a week says the family has consulted with an attorney amid growing tensions with law enforcement officers handling the case.

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Tammy Brousseau says authorities seem to be treating her family members as suspects -- particularly the parents of one of the missing girls, 10-year old Lyric Cook-Morrissey. Brousseau says she thinks police are targeting Misty and Dan Morrissey because they've spent time in prison, mostly due to drug charges.

She says that this week a male family member briefly walked out of an interview with law enforcement in frustration. She didn't identify him.

Lyric and her 8-year-old cousin Elizabeth Collins have been missing six days. On Friday, an FBI dive team plans to search a lake where their bicycles were found.

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