Delays, Closings and Severe Weather - View All Alerts and Updates

Reward Offered For Information On Missing IU Student

A reward is now being offered in the case of missing IU student, Lauren Spierer.

Police and volunteers are still searching for Lauren Spierer, but the fashion major’s parents have announced today a reward for any leads which lead to finding her. Lauren’s father Robert Spierer says the reward money of $100,000 comes from a variety of sources.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with offers to provide financial support either in connection with the reward or in connection with a fund that we have set up to help find Lauren,” he said.

Bloomington Police are still examining surveillance video taken last Friday, but the Spierer’s haven’t seen any of the footage themselves. Lauren’s mother Charlene says the search for her daughter has turned out to be a bigger task than she initially imagined.

“We’ve come to visit Lauren numerous times, but it’s usually been right here on the IU campus,” she said. “What we have discovered is that there are massive areas of land and property and mountains and lakes that we had no idea.”

Bloomington Lieutenant Bill Parker says there have been several hundred tips called in thus far and adds police are considering serving more search warrants, but he wouldn’t say where.

The police encourage that if you have any information to please call the Bloomington Police Department. All calls and reports may remain anonymous.

Also see: Lauren Spierer’s Parents Talk to WFIU/WTIU News

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook