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Events Planned For Six-Month Anniversary Of Spierer Case

Charlene Spierer expresses emotion at Tuesday's press conference.

Updated Dec. 3, 9:15 a.m.
Originaly Posted Dec. 2, 1:24 p.m.

It has been six months since the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. The 20-year-old sophomore was reportedly last seen about 4:30 a.m. June 3 at the intersection of 11th street and College Avenue, walking home alone toward Smallwood Plaza after a night of partying at Kilroy’s Sports Bar and a few downtown apartments.

Robert Spierer says he and his wife are still working hard to find their daughter and searches are still being conducted, although they are on a smaller scale. He says the emotional torture that his family is going through needs to stop. The Spierers have repeatedly said they are not giving up hope of finding their daughter.

Bloomington police are also reaffirming their commitment to the case.

Police and volunteer searches have turned up no clues as to what happened to her. Neither did a search at a Vigo county landfill where Bloomington trash is dumped. Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters says it is still an active investigation.

The department continues to receive tips related to her disappearance. A team of investigators are still assigned to the case, and it is considered the priority assignment for them. Qualters says Bloomington police have received more than 2,400 tips involving Spierer.

Meanwhile, community events to show support for the Spierer family during the six-month anniversary and holiday season are being organized in Bloomington. “Support the Spierers” starts Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Smallwood Plaza. “Luminaries for Lauren” is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. December 20 and continues through December 27.

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