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Bloomington Removes Lauren Spierer Signs, Sparks Outcry

The Bloomington Fire Department reposted new signs in April.

The city of Bloomington has removed signs with information about the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, sparking some outcry from those dedicated to searching for her.

The then-19 year old student disappeared about two years ago in Bloomington. Soon afterward, city crews put up 20 large signs asking for information about her disappearance.

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says city officials intend no disrespect and police continue to actively investigate the case.

“For the many people who have felt the signs should have been taken down long ago, it’s long overdue. For those who believe they should remain in place, no time was right to remove them,” he said in a statement.

Kruzan said the city originally planned to remove the signs after IU graduation last May, but local firefighters posted fresh signs in April, so the city decided to wait another six months.

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