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.