Hillel Marks Anniversary of Spierer Disappearance

Rabbi Sue Silberberg led a remembrance ceremony Friday at Hillel, the Jewish student center on IU’s campus.

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. Those who knew her are still determined to find out what happened to her the night she vanished.

Rabbi Sue Silberberg led a remembrance ceremony Friday at Hillel, the Jewish student center on IU’s campus.

Silberberg says she remembers the first time she met Lauren Spierer, more than three years ago during a holiday meal at Hillel.

“She sat down, and I remember looking at her and thinking, ‘she looks like she was about ten’. She was so full of life and so excited to be at IU,” she says.

She says the person or people who know what happened to Lauren need to come forward.

“We can’t ever let the idea die that somebody has to share what they know and somebody has to do the right thing, because we are all part of a world community,” she says.

Many of those who attended the ceremony were volunteers who helped in the search for Spierer last summer, like IU employee John Summerlot.

“I didn’t know Lauren, but I felt compelled to go out and look for her,” he says.

Bloomington Police say they’ve received more than 2,600 in the case, but so far have no suspects. Spierer disappeared June 3rd, after a night of partying with friends.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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