Bloomington police say they have been searching for a missing woman since about 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 3. Twenty-year-old Lauren Spierer, whom police describe as white, 4 feet 11 inches tall, slender build, blue eyes and blond hair longer than shoulder length, was last seen walking south on College Avenue from 11th Street in Bloomington.
Police say she was on her way to her apartment building at Smallwood Plaza, 8th and College. Spierer never arrived at her apartment and video footage does not show her entering the building. She was reportedly wearing a white tank top with a loose, light-colored button shirt over it and black full length stretch pants. She was not wearing shoes.
According to Bloomington Police Lieutenant Bill Parker, Spierer was walking home from a friend’s house a few blocks away. He says Spierer and her friends had been partying but her friends felt it had been several hours since their last drink and she would be fine to walk home on her own.
Lt. Parker says Bloomington Police have Spierer’s cell phone, which she had left at a different friend’s house earlier in the evening. The phone has yet to provide any leads and Parker says they are not releasing the address of where the cell phone was found.
Police say they have searched the area several times, including a search with a police K-9 unit. They have also spoken with businesses, workers and residents in the area and will be distributing flyers today with her picture and information. Lt. Parker says several bicycle patrols will continue to canvass the neighborhoods in hopes of gaining some leads.
Search parties are forming in front of Smallwood Apartments at 8th and College at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday to look for Spierer.
Parker is asking that anyone with information about Lauren’s whereabouts contact the Bloomington Police Department at (812) 339-4477.