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Bloomington Police Release Statement On Landfill Search

The Bloomington Police Department released this statement, regarding the Sycamore Ridge Landfill search for clues to missing IU student Lauren Spierer.


The Bloomington Police Department has completed the first week of looking for evidence at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill as part of its investigation of the Lauren Spierer missing person case. BPD is being assisted by the FBI and the Indiana University Police Department along with heavy equipment personnel from Republic Services who owns the landfill.

There are no updates to report regarding any evidence being discovered as part of the ongoing effort at the landfill.

An overview of the operation is as follows:
-The operation runs for approximately twelve (12) hours each day with approximately
20-30 law enforcement personnel assigned on a daily basis.
-The operation has resulted in approximately 500-600 tons of trash being checked per day
from the 50-60 truckloads of waste that is retrieved from the sequestered area and spread
out for law enforcement to go through.
-The operation is expected to take two weeks.
-No work will be completed this weekend due to the heavy equipment operators who
have reached the maximum allowable time they can operate their machinery.
-Work will resume on Monday, August 22, 2011.

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