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Missing, Exploited and True Crime => Missing Persons Forum => Topic started by: cheerio on June 05, 2011, 10:35:49 PM



Title: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 05, 2011, 10:35:49 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81836

My daughter went to high school with Lauren here in Edgemont, New York. We are very worried as the hours since she has been seen are increasing.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer
Post by: cheerio on June 05, 2011, 10:50:03 PM
Please read, family is organizing search for tomorrow morning.
http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81822


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:08:32 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/search-continues-for-missing-woman (http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/search-continues-for-missing-woman)
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Search continues for missing woman
Last seen walking toward her apartment

Updated: Sunday, 05 Jun 2011, 8:33 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Jun 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

Day 3, No Lauren

“Lauren! Lauren!” pierced the backwoods silence of Hoosier State Park, in the Lake Monroe area and more.

Family members descended on greater Bloomington looking for missing I.U. student Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old last seen 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Witnesses say she was walking from 11th Street toward her apartment building at 8th and College Avenue -- she was 3 blocks away and vanished. Police say she wasn’t wearing shoes after a night out. Family also tells 24 Hour News 8 she has a heart condition and needs her meds.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:11:43 PM
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http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374330771 (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374330771)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:15:38 PM
Lauren Spierer missing Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002522347639 (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002522347639)



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MISSING: LAUREN SPIERER
4'11''
90-100 pounds
Blonde Hair
Blue Eyes
Small Frame

LAST SEEN: JUNE 3RD 4:30AM wearing black leggings, white shirt, no shoes

If you have ANY information please contact the Bloomington Police Department:             812-339-4477     


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:20:29 PM
She's such a beautiful girl.  I hope they find her safe. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 05, 2011, 11:21:00 PM
Klaasend THANK YOU!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:25:12 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81821

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:26:44 PM
I believe this is hers:

http://lspierer.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:29:28 PM
Search continues for missing Lauren Spierer



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:46:39 PM
The description of how/where she was walking doesn't make much sense unless she was going somewhere besides her apartment:

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 05, 2011, 11:59:15 PM
Her apartment is on the left.  The apartments are at 455 N. College Avenue.  This is looking towards 11th street (in the distance)

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 12:24:43 AM
According to this site, 4 RSO lived at 7th and N College, Bloomington, Indiana. 2 for sexual battery. http://www.familywatchdog.us/Search.asp   


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 12:28:21 AM
http://www.gabberface.com/index.php?search=Lauren+Street

Missing Persons
MISSING: LAUREN SPIERER « : : beautiful chaos – LAST SEEN: Walking south on College Avenue in Bloomington, IN (heading from 11th and College to Smallwood Plaza to here apartment)Before 4:30 a.m. Lauren Spierer hangs out with friends at Kilroy’s Sports Bar and a friend’s party. At 4:30 a.m. Spierer is seen near the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue, walking south on College. Video footage at the entrance of Smallwood Plaza that night shows she never made it home.
1 hour ago


OK, so the friend party must have been up towards 11th street.  She was walking south on 11th street towards her apartment but never got as far as her apartment.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Red on June 06, 2011, 12:28:59 AM
Front Page post on Scared Monkeys.com

20 Year Old University of Indiana Sophmore Lauren Spierer Missing Since June 3, 2011 in Bloomington, IN

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2011/06/05/20-year-old-university-of-indiana-sophmore-lauren-spierer-missing-since-june-3-2011-in-bloomington-in/

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 12:34:46 AM
Yes, several offenders near by


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 12:36:29 AM
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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 12:37:03 AM
Thanks RED - will get more exposure now with the front page post. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 12:42:34 AM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81822

Family requests more volunteers to help search for missing woman

By From IDS report | IDS

POSTED AT 11:23 AM ON Jun. 5, 2011

Those interested in helping with the search can meet in front of Smallwood Plaza at 455 N. College Ave. Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Hillel Center has set up a website to track information about this case at iuhillel.org.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 12:45:07 AM
www.iuhillel.org
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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 01:09:56 AM
Thanks RED - will get more exposure now with the front page post. 
Yes, thanks Red and Klaasend for being the Super Monkeys that you are, for really jumping on this. Now lets pray for some positive news soon for the family.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 01:13:35 AM
Something doesn't feel right.

1.  She goes to Kilroys which is right near her apartment
2.  She leaves Kilroys (probably when it closed) and goes to a friends party (likely near 11th and College)
3.  She leaves her phone and purse at either Kilroys or the friends but neither makes sense
4.  NOTE:  she has a heart condition and is of slight build


Could something have happened to her at the party of the friends and they panicked?  Who saw her walking down 11th? 



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 01:19:18 AM
I need to call it a night.  I'll pray they find her by morning safe. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 01:41:15 AM
I need to call it a night.  I'll pray they find her by morning safe. 
Get some good rest, an intense week of casey and company coming up.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on June 06, 2011, 08:29:54 AM
Many prayers for the safe return of this beautiful young woman.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer
Post by: melisb on June 06, 2011, 08:39:48 AM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/search-continues-for-missing-woman (http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/search-continues-for-missing-woman)
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Search continues for missing woman
Last seen walking toward her apartment

Updated: Sunday, 05 Jun 2011, 8:33 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Jun 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

Day 3, No Lauren

“Lauren! Lauren!” pierced the backwoods silence of Hoosier State Park, in the Lake Monroe area and more.

Family members descended on greater Bloomington looking for missing I.U. student Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old last seen 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Witnesses say she was walking from 11th Street toward her apartment building at 8th and College Avenue -- she was 3 blocks away and vanished. Police say she wasn’t wearing shoes after a night out. Family also tells 24 Hour News 8 she has a heart condition and needs her meds.

 ::snipping2::

Strange that she wasn't wearing shoes walking the streets to go home.  I wouldn't walk barefoot anywhere on a dirty street.  Maybe outside my home in the grass and stuff but not on a street.  Now, if I was wasted I might shed my shoes but I don't know.  Maybe they were high heels and the walk was rough.  Do the friends say if she was tipsy or not?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 08:46:56 AM
Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/NewsOnLaurenS (http://twitter.com/#!/NewsOnLaurenS)

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http://twitpic.com/57oixq

#FindLauren


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 08:50:01 AM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/search-continues-for-missing-woman (http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/search-continues-for-missing-woman)
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Search continues for missing woman
Last seen walking toward her apartment

Updated: Sunday, 05 Jun 2011, 8:33 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Jun 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

Day 3, No Lauren

“Lauren! Lauren!” pierced the backwoods silence of Hoosier State Park, in the Lake Monroe area and more.

Family members descended on greater Bloomington looking for missing I.U. student Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old last seen 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Witnesses say she was walking from 11th Street toward her apartment building at 8th and College Avenue -- she was 3 blocks away and vanished. Police say she wasn’t wearing shoes after a night out. Family also tells 24 Hour News 8 she has a heart condition and needs her meds.

 ::snipping2::

Strange that she wasn't wearing shoes walking the streets to go home.  I wouldn't walk barefoot anywhere on a dirty street.  Maybe outside my home in the grass and stuff but not on a street.  Now, if I was wasted I might shed my shoes but I don't know.  Maybe they were high heels and the walk was rough.  Do the friends say if she was tipsy or not?

It hasn't been mentioned if she was drinking.  Of course, she's 20 and under age so maybe that's why.  She was at a bar then at a friends house/party so my guess would be YES, she was drinking.  As far as barefoot, the bar she was at has like a sand/beach/pool outdoor area and normal for people not to wear shoes in THAT area.  Also curious is it's not clear if her purse and PHONE was found at the BAR or at the friends house.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 11:55:45 AM
Violent crime has definitely been on the rise in Bloomington. Scroll down on this link. http://www.city-data.com/city/Bloomington-Indiana.html




Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 12:06:02 PM
OMG look at the chart from the link above for the chart Rape per 100,000. It went to double the national average in 2009. I feel sick. How does this happen?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: New Monkey on June 06, 2011, 12:22:11 PM
Many prayers for the safe return of this beautiful young woman.  I hate that she was walking alone at the time of the morning.  :*(


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 05:12:14 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/lauren-spierer-missing-indiana-university-student-heart-condition/story?id=13772510 (http://abcnews.go.com/US/lauren-spierer-missing-indiana-university-student-heart-condition/story?id=13772510)

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Fashion Student Lauren Spierer Missing From Indiana University Since Friday


By CHRISTINA NG
June 6, 2011

Search parties fanned out today looking for an Indiana Univesity student with a dangerous heart condition who has been missing for four days.

Lauren Spierer is a pint-sized student who weighs less than 100 pounds and is 4-foot-11 and had just completed her sophomore year at the school's Bloomington campus.

She was last seen at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday morning walking to her apartment. The Indiana Daily Student reports that Spierer was at Kilroy's Sports Bar Thursday night and then at a friend's party. She was last seen at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue. Surveillance footage from her apartment at Smallwood Plaza shows that she never came home.

Her keys were found a block away from where she was last seen, but there have been no other traces of the missing student.
 ::snipping2::



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 06, 2011, 06:52:12 PM
http://www.wave3.com/story/14848655/no-sighn-of-missing-indiana-university-student

No sign of missing Indiana University student
Posted: Jun 06, 2011 4:20 PM CDT
Updated: Jun 06, 2011 5:29 PM CDT
By Maira Ansari

BLOOMINGTON, IN (WAVE) - An Indiana University student who just finished her sophomore year has disappeared and the search is on to find her. It's been three days since 20-year-old Lauren Spierer vanished in Bloomington. Monday, dozens of volunteers came out to help find her. Police believe she may still be in the Bloomington area, but people in the peaceful college town fear the worst.

 ::snipping2::

Spierer does suffer from a heart condition that requires medication. If she is found, Spierer needs to be taken to the hospital immediately.

Bloomington police are expected to make a statement Tuesday morning regarding their search for Spierer. If you have any information call Bloomington Police at 812-339-4477.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 07:31:50 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-search-continues-for-missing-iu-student-20110606,0,6971239.story (http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-search-continues-for-missing-iu-student-20110606,0,6971239.story)

Foul play suspected in disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer

Family, friends and even strangers joined in the search Monday morning for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. The 20-year-old was last seen early Friday morning.

By Edward Moody Fox59

6:22 p.m. EDT, June 6, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.—
On Monday, Bloomington Police said that foul play is suspected in the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. Police did not provided any details, or give any reason as to why they suspect foul play at this time.

"It is not impossible that she has left on her own and gone somewhere, but at this point we feel it is unlikely," said Lt. Bill Parker of the Bloomington Police Department. "We feel there has been some sort of foul play."

Family, friends and even strangers joined in the search Monday morning for Spierer. The 20-year-old was last seen early Friday morning, walking south on College Avenue from 11th Street towards her apartment building at Smallwood, which is located near 8th and College.

Spierer's cell phone and shoes were recovered from Kilroy's, a local bar in Bloomington where they have a sand pit (hence the reason she may not have been wearing shoes). Her ID was found at her apartment and her roommate turned it over to police.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 10:03:48 PM
Tomorrow a press conference with the Bloomington PD. Some important details are starting to come out.http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81845


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 06, 2011, 10:23:02 PM
Tomorrow a press conference with the Bloomington PD. Some important details are starting to come out.http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81845

Excellent, thanks Cheerio!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 10:31:45 PM
this was posted under comments on the Indiana Daily Student page. http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81845
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1. Posted by friend of ids at 09:49 PM on Jun 06, 2011 | Report this comment
I just wanted you all to know that the ids is posting everything they know. The BPD is not being very cooperative with the IDS and not releasing enough information (in my opinion) to the public. Like, for instance, where Lauren was between 3:00 am and 4:30 am. They will not comment on this. They haven't even officially confirmed that she was at Kilroy's Sports. They basically are not telling the press anything. Such as: who saw her last, where they found her phone, wallet, etc. I am ashamed of the BPD. They also told Lauren's parents to go search Lake Monroe but did not assist in the search and a Bloomington native who happened upon the parents had to show them where Lake Monroe was. They are not from here and did not even know how to get there! You would think the BPD could have at least assisted them in this trying time


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 06, 2011, 10:44:42 PM
Tomorrow a press conference with the Bloomington PD. Some important details are starting to come out.http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81845

Cheerio, this is a very informative article!  Looking forward to the news conference by the BPD tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 06, 2011, 11:08:41 PM
http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81840

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Last Update at 09:38 PM EDT

Timeline: The search for Lauren Spierer



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 11:10:29 PM
http://www.clrsearch.com/Bloomington_Demographics/IN/Crime-Rate

OK, I am freaked out by these statistics. I think the high degree of crime (Rape!) in Bloomington is not something generally known by people looking at colleges for their kids.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 06, 2011, 11:17:41 PM
found this: ::snipping2::
College, Rape, alcohol and Secrecy - Eva Feldman - Sep 20th 2007

Dear Dr. Schwartz,

In April of 2006 my daughter was raped at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.  The man who raped her was permitted to live on her coed floor in spite of serial offenses, the first being the felony battery of a male student 7 months prior to raping my daughter. 7 weeks before he raped my daughter he was transported by campus police for psychological evaluation for disturbing and violent speech, after a few days of observation he was returned to the coed floor the University assigned our 18 year-old to live on. (Not disclosing it in our housing contract)  The US dept of Justice research report states that 20-25% of all college women will be raped during their college carreers. Armed with this knowledge Indiana University does not have sexual assault awareness programs that incoming freshman must attend.  Their campus police who have sole jurisdiction did not have specialized training and did not even do basic police work like preserve physical evidance. Torn clothes and bed sheets were not collected.The rapist was suspended for less than one year, he was never charged with anything and there was no validation given to the victim.  After exhaustive investigation I have learned that there is a systemic indifference to rape on college campuses.  Administrators talk the talk but do not walk the walk. No Enforcment is the norm. No effort to make women understand the risks and no enforcement equals a nirvana for predators.  We often do not factor in the reason women do not come forward is that even today in the University setting this crime is swept under the rug.  Women are sent the distructive message that nothing will be done to the predator and you will go looking for another school or continue to be subjected to your attacker as my daughter was.

You are right to remind victims that the era of victim blaming must come to an end. It is true that in 75% of rapes alcohol is involved. Women should take note of this fact but it no way does it excuse the predator. Often University officials intimidate the victim not to pursue the offender if she was drinking as she could be charged with illegal alcohol possession if the offense occured in student housing or on campus.

Advise from a caring mother goes like this, let no one take away your happiness. The victim is never to blame not in any crime espically a sexual assault  Report this crime to Police and do not be intimidated. If you need help as a victim of campus rape or sexual assault go to www.securityoncampus.org. They can help you pursue your attacker and work with campus police and administrators.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 06, 2011, 11:34:47 PM
found this: ::snipping2::
College, Rape, alcohol and Secrecy - Eva Feldman - Sep 20th 2007

Dear Dr. Schwartz,

In April of 2006 my daughter was raped at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.  The man who raped her was permitted to live on her coed floor in spite of serial offenses, the first being the felony battery of a male student 7 months prior to raping my daughter. 7 weeks before he raped my daughter he was transported by campus police for psychological evaluation for disturbing and violent speech, after a few days of observation he was returned to the coed floor the University assigned our 18 year-old to live on. (Not disclosing it in our housing contract)  The US dept of Justice research report states that 20-25% of all college women will be raped during their college carreers. Armed with this knowledge Indiana University does not have sexual assault awareness programs that incoming freshman must attend.  Their campus police who have sole jurisdiction did not have specialized training and did not even do basic police work like preserve physical evidance. Torn clothes and bed sheets were not collected.The rapist was suspended for less than one year, he was never charged with anything and there was no validation given to the victim.  After exhaustive investigation I have learned that there is a systemic indifference to rape on college campuses.  Administrators talk the talk but do not walk the walk. No Enforcment is the norm. No effort to make women understand the risks and no enforcement equals a nirvana for predators.  We often do not factor in the reason women do not come forward is that even today in the University setting this crime is swept under the rug.  Women are sent the distructive message that nothing will be done to the predator and you will go looking for another school or continue to be subjected to your attacker as my daughter was.

You are right to remind victims that the era of victim blaming must come to an end. It is true that in 75% of rapes alcohol is involved. Women should take note of this fact but it no way does it excuse the predator. Often University officials intimidate the victim not to pursue the offender if she was drinking as she could be charged with illegal alcohol possession if the offense occured in student housing or on campus.

Advise from a caring mother goes like this, let no one take away your happiness. The victim is never to blame not in any crime espically a sexual assault  Report this crime to Police and do not be intimidated. If you need help as a victim of campus rape or sexual assault go to www.securityoncampus.org. They can help you pursue your attacker and work with campus police and administrators.

Does Indiana University have a sexual assault awareness program now?  It's good that it has campus police, but they have to be trained.  I would call the police; they might take it more seriously.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 06, 2011, 11:53:36 PM
http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/14219.html

Last modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Collaborations are key to preventing sexual assault

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- With parties and end-of-year celebrations picking up, students and staff at Indiana University are engaging in multiple efforts to reduce the risk of sexual assault, including peer education, public outreach and an increased emphasis on intervening when friends put themselves at risk.

"Sexual assault is a serious problem across America's colleges and universities, and Indiana University is no exception," said Dean of Students Harold "Pete" Goldsmith. "The excellent work being done by RAISE, Safe Sisters, the Sexual Assault Crisis Service and other campus organizations is making a difference in raising awareness and supporting victims. Together we are sending a clear message that everyone has a role to play in eliminating sexual assaults on college campuses."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 07, 2011, 12:03:13 AM
http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81840

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Last Update at 09:38 PM EDT

Timeline: The search for Lauren Spierer



My map was pretty close:

From the link above...

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My map

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 07, 2011, 12:19:10 AM
I am really mad about this. Bloomington has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime, rape numbers are astounding. Along with many RSO living there also. I wonder how many parents know this when looking at IU for their kids? None of my friends who toured the campus had any clue. From doing searches on crime in Bloomington, there is a consistent theme of blaming the victim in assaults and rapes and sweeping things under the rug. A lot of businesses and jobs depend upon Indiana U. Are the students given serious warnings about their safety? Are there patrol cars on College Ave though the night? Students are still there as was Lauren. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/rape-reports-up-at-indiana-university


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 07, 2011, 12:25:00 AM
If all of the above wasn't enough...http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/ind-man-faces-37-child-porn-charges


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 01:58:00 AM
YouTube video:  "Search for missing IU student continues; police tight-lipped"
Uploaded by wish (wishtv) on June 6, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4O_pFw2AMY&feature=player_embedded



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 02:06:48 AM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/westchester_co_ed_missing_4hYlrz0wsSIBoQhceYNm5H

Westchester co-ed missing
Parents' desperate search in Indiana

By REUVEN FENTON, PERRY CHIARAMONTE and JEANE MacINTOSH

AP
Last Updated: 1:31 AM, June 7, 2011
Posted: 1:07 AM, June 7, 2011

A co-ed from Westchester mysteriously vanished while walking home from a bar at her Midwest college, and cops say they suspect foul play.

"It's every parent's nightmare," said distraught dad Robert Spierer, of Scarsdale, whose daughter Lauren, 20, hasn't been seen or heard from since early Friday.

Lauren Spierer -- a promising, petite, Indiana University sophomore -- was last seen walking barefoot alone from a friend's Bloomington, Ind., apartment around 4:30 a.m. after a night of partying at Kilroy's, a local sports-and-beach-themed bar, police said.

 ::snipping2::

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/crime/westchester_co_ed_missing_4hYlrz0wsSIBoQhceYNm5H#ixzz1OZF0ZogQ



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 12:21:25 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/national/midwest/foul-play-could-be-a-factor-in-missing-iu-student-case-

Foul play could be a factor in missing IU student case
Lauren Spierer has been missing for four days
Updated: Tuesday, 07 Jun 2011, 12:07 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 07 Jun 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - “We don’t have breaking news,” said Bloomington Lt. Bill Parker during a briefing on the search for missing Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer.

"When somebody at 4:30 in the morning, no shoes and has earlier been drinking, goes out and just disappears off a street corner — we feel like it certainly could be foul play involved.," Parker told the media, “At this point we don’t have a revelation, we don’t have breaking news, so we’re still inviting tips, and we’re inviting information,” Parker said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 12:52:33 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28156805/detail.html

Father Asks For More Help To Find Missing IU Student
Police: Foul Play, Medical Issue Possible In Spierer Disappearance

POSTED: 11:43 am EDT June 7, 2011
UPDATED: 12:35 pm EDT June 7, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The father of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who has been missing since June 3, described his daughter as full of life and pleaded with the public to keep helping in the search for her.

Robert Spierer was stoic as he thanked community members and police for an onslaught of support in the days since the disappearance of Lauren, 20.

Slideshow: IU Student Missing Since Friday 

"She's full of life, always on the go, fun to be with, had a very large circle of friends, both boys and girls. She's the kind of person that would spend time volunteering," Spierer said.

Bloomington police Lt. Bill Parker said the search for Spierer began Friday afternoon, less than 12 hours after she was last seen, and that either foul play or a medical condition could be involved. She is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 90-95 pounds.

Investigators reconstructed the hours before Spierer's disappearance. She had been at Kilroy's, a sports bar and had been at a friend's apartment before deciding to walk to her home at Smallwood Plaza at about 4:30 a.m.

Police determined that one of the woman's male friends was the last to see her as she walked barefoot at the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue.

"We've been interviewing everybody that was with her," Parker said. "They've cooperated fully with letting us search their places, their cars."

Spierer has a heart condition and needs medication. She had also been drinking in the hours before her disappearance, officials said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 07, 2011, 02:01:24 PM
Hope she is found safe and sound. Scary a young girl walking alone, late at night like that. Makes me wonder if perhaps she had an argument with someone and just took off. It may explain her not having shoes on, no phone etc...Just a thought.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 03:52:38 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/07/2011-06-07_search_continues_for_lauren_spierer_missing_indiana_student_from_westchester_cop.html?r=news/national

Search continues for Lauren Spierer, missing Indiana student from Westchester; cops fear foul play
BY Philip Caulfield
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 2:06 PM

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Police said Tuesday that there were no suspects, but they had "persons of interests" whom they would not name.

Meanwhile, dozens of volunteers gathered outside Spierer's apartment for the fourth straight day to continue their hunt through neighborhoods, woods, lakeside areas and construction sites near the campus.

Crews posted hundreds of "missing" posters around the area, and police had search dogs combing remote areas of Monroe County for any sign of the popular, petite blonde.

"It is not impossible that she has left on her own and gone somewhere, but at this point we feel it is unlikely," Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker said. "We feel there has been some sort of foul play."

 ::snipping2::

Police said Tuesday they had found Spierer's keys and purse on the path near her place, and that she had left her shoes and cell phone at the bar.

Her mom, Charlene, pleaded for her daughter's life on NBC's "Today" show.

"She didn't just disappear. Somebody knows where she is," Charlene Spierer said.

"If you had a thread of decency ... I'm begging. Somebody knows where she is I just want them to help us," she said.

 ::snipping2::

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/07/2011-06-07_search_continues_for_lauren_spierer_missing_indiana_student_from_westchester_cop.html#ixzz1OcYthQwP


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 07, 2011, 05:28:24 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/07/police-suspect-foul-play-in-disappearance-indiana-college-student-lauren/?test=latestnews (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/07/police-suspect-foul-play-in-disappearance-indiana-college-student-lauren/?test=latestnews)

Police Question 'Persons of Interest' in Disappearance of Indiana College Student Lauren Spierer

By Cristina Corbin

Published June 07, 2011 | FoxNews.com

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Indiana police are interviewing "persons of interest" in the disappearance of a college student last seen by a friend walking toward her apartment last Friday.

The Bloomington Police Department said Tuesday that anyone seen with Indiana University student Lauren Spierer in the hours before her disappearance is considered a "person of interest," though no suspects have been identified.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/07/police-suspect-foul-play-in-disappearance-indiana-college-student-lauren/#ixzz1OczRANpA

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 07, 2011, 06:13:35 PM
Her purse and keys were found on the path?  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Oh gosh I hope they find her. thanks for the updates.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 07, 2011, 06:28:23 PM
radio scanner for the area, Monroe County:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=745  (http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=745)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 07, 2011, 08:02:40 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-parents-issue-plea-for-information-about-missing-iu-student-20110607,0,4766772.story (http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-parents-issue-plea-for-information-about-missing-iu-student-20110607,0,4766772.story)

Parents issue plea for information about missing IU student
The father of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer spoke to the media Tuesday morning. Robert Spierer described his daughter as a young woman who is full of life, always on the go and fun to be with.




 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 07, 2011, 08:54:23 PM
POI=male person last to see her in his apartment????  Maybe she said no to this person and he didn't like it and she ran out w/o her shoes and they can't be found because he disposed of them and poss her?  Any Monkey's in that area?  Rumors?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 07, 2011, 09:20:22 PM

SOME BREAKING NEWS!
 ::snipping2::

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Last Update at 09:10 PM EDT


 
CITY & STATE   
Police searching Smallwood
By FROM IDS REPORT | IDS
POSTED AT 08:39 PM ON JUN. 7, 2011  (UPDATED AT 09:10 PM ON JUN. 7, 2011)
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Members of the Bloomington Police Department are reportedly searching near the lobby inside Smallwood Plaza.

They are serving a search warrant and have broken down two doors to the right of the lobby of the apartment complex. They immediately began taking photos.

The two rooms are a mail room and a security room. So far, police have taken three computer hard drives and four CD cases.

We have a reporter and photographer on the scene. Keep checking idsnews.com and our Twitter @idsnews.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 09:23:48 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-bloomington-police-serve-search-warrant-at-missing-students-apartment-complex-20110607,0,3575069.story

Police serve search warrant at missing student's apartment complex
Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza.

By News Staff
 
Fox59
 
8:41 p.m. EDT, June 7, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.—

Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza. Missing IU student Lauren Spierer lives at Smallwood Plaza.

An apartment complex resident told Fox59 News the hard drives contain security camera footage. Police said there's no evidence Lauren ever entered her apartment building Friday.

Police are continuing to search the apartment building looking for clues into her disappearance.

The 20-year-old sophomore went missing early Friday morning. She was last seen walking towards her apartment on College Avenue.

At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the first of four Bloomington Police cars with lights flashing arrived in the 800 block of College Avenue. One officer was carrying a battering ram. An officer told Fox59 News that investigators were attempting to find a key to open an apartment.

At 8:25 p.m., police used the battering ram to knock down two doors near the lobby of the apartment building.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: sunshine12 on June 07, 2011, 09:40:15 PM
wow im hoping they find some evidence.  for them to need a battering ram shows that maybe they thought someone wasn't going to be cooperative?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 07, 2011, 09:41:08 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-bloomington-police-serve-search-warrant-at-missing-students-apartment-complex-20110607,0,3575069.story

Police serve search warrant at missing student's apartment complex
Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza.

By News Staff
 
Fox59
 
8:41 p.m. EDT, June 7, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.—

Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza. Missing IU student Lauren Spierer lives at Smallwood Plaza.

An apartment complex resident told Fox59 News the hard drives contain security camera footage. Police said there's no evidence Lauren ever entered her apartment building Friday.

Police are continuing to search the apartment building looking for clues into her disappearance.

The 20-year-old sophomore went missing early Friday morning. She was last seen walking towards her apartment on College Avenue.

At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the first of four Bloomington Police cars with lights flashing arrived in the 800 block of College Avenue. One officer was carrying a battering ram. An officer told Fox59 News that investigators were attempting to find a key to open an apartment.

At 8:25 p.m., police used the battering ram to knock down two doors near the lobby of the apartment building.

 ::snipping2::


What do you think Grace-land?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 07, 2011, 09:43:05 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/07/news.qp-0062550.sto (http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/07/news.qp-0062550.sto)

Police reportedly raid Smallwood
By Bethany Nolan 331-4373 | bnolan@heraldt.com
June 7, 2011, last update: 6/7 @ 9:05 pm

Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza where missing Lauren Spierer lives, Fox59 is reporting. Officers continue to search the apartment building looking for clues into her disappearance.

The first of four Bloomington Police cars with lights flashing arrived in the 800 block of College Avenue around 7:30 p.m., the report says. One officer was carrying a battering ram. An officer told Fox59 News that investigators were attempting to find a key to open an apartment.

At 8:25 p.m., police used the battering ram to knock down two doors near the lobby of the apartment building, according to Fox59.
 ::snipping2::



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 09:47:13 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-bloomington-police-serve-search-warrant-at-missing-students-apartment-complex-20110607,0,3575069.story

Police serve search warrant at missing student's apartment complex
Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza.

By News Staff
 
Fox59
 
8:41 p.m. EDT, June 7, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.—

Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza. Missing IU student Lauren Spierer lives at Smallwood Plaza.

An apartment complex resident told Fox59 News the hard drives contain security camera footage. Police said there's no evidence Lauren ever entered her apartment building Friday.

Police are continuing to search the apartment building looking for clues into her disappearance.

The 20-year-old sophomore went missing early Friday morning. She was last seen walking towards her apartment on College Avenue.

At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the first of four Bloomington Police cars with lights flashing arrived in the 800 block of College Avenue. One officer was carrying a battering ram. An officer told Fox59 News that investigators were attempting to find a key to open an apartment.

At 8:25 p.m., police used the battering ram to knock down two doors near the lobby of the apartment building.

 ::snipping2::


What do you think Grace-land?

Looking for evidence...security camera videos...who has access...gaining access to an apartment, etc.  Some ideas.  I'm still looking for more information.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 07, 2011, 09:47:15 PM
radio scanner for the area, Monroe County:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=745  (http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=745)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 07, 2011, 09:48:39 PM
Reporting here as well:

http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews (http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 10:00:01 PM
reporting on here also--

http://www.facebook.com/idsnews



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 07, 2011, 10:00:28 PM
radio scanner for the area, Monroe County:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=745  (http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=745)

Just heard "Smallwood....evidence"


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 07, 2011, 10:02:03 PM
I did too Cheerio


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 10:24:46 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81852

Bloomington Police serve search warrant
By From IDS report | IDS

POSTED AT 10:02 PM ON Jun. 7, 2011  (UPDATED AT 10:11 PM ON Jun. 7, 2011)

Bloomington Police executed a search warrant at Smallwood Plaza, missing IU student Lauren Spierer's apartment complex, today at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Police stood inside the main doors to Smallwood Plaza and then used two battering rams to break open two doors immediately adjacent to the lobby as dozens of Smallwood residents and people walking by watched in shock.

According to several residents of Smallwood standing nearby, the two rooms that the police broke into were the security room and the mail room.

Once the doors had been broken open, police officers immediately began snapping pictures of the interior of the rooms.

 ::snipping2::

Lt. Scott Oldham of the Bloomington Police Department confirmed that BPD was serving a search warrant for the two rooms, but would not comment on what the police were searching for.

BPD will discuss the warrant Wednesday morning during a press conference at the Bloomington Police Station.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 11:06:45 PM
http://www.scarsdale10583.com/201106081712/parenting/service-of-hope-for-lauren-spierer-held-at-scarsdale-synagogue.html

Service of Hope for Lauren Spierer Held at Scarsdale Synagogue
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 21:04 Jen Geller

Elizabeth, Natalee, Chandra, and now, sadly, Lauren. We all know their awful stories: Stolen from her bed in the middle of the night; a tragic turn over spring break; an internship full of promise then suspicion.

Now it’s a beautiful young woman, a ‘fashionista’ as her friends call her, who went out for a night of fun in a college town only to disappear just before dawn. Lauren Spierer is from Edgemont. She’s one of ours. And no one can find her. And it’s awful.

On Tuesday night, Scarsdale Synagogue held a Service of Hope in honor of Lauren and her family. Rabbis Klein and Gordon and Cantor Becker led the hundreds of friends and neighbors and former classmates in prayer and a chance for the community to join together in this difficult time.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 07, 2011, 11:08:12 PM
Tonight I went with a close friend, my husband and daughter to a local synagogue for a community "Service of Hope" supporting Lauren and the Spierer family. Some of the inspirational words...

                "This painful storm of anguish has descended upon the Spierer family, their friends, their congregation. There is little we can do, and yet we feel the need to "do something". Anything. And so we have come together as one community to share our concern and pray for this family. This is, above all, simply an opportunity for sharing... nothing very structured, just the words of our hearts and music from our tradition as a way to support one another. May Lauren and her family feel the strength to keep hope and faith alive."


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 07, 2011, 11:21:19 PM
Tonight I went with a close friend, my husband and daughter to a local synagogue for a community "Service of Hope" supporting Lauren and the Spierer family. Some of the inspirational words...

                "This painful storm of anguish has descended upon the Spierer family, their friends, their congregation. There is little we can do, and yet we feel the need to "do something". Anything. And so we have come together as one community to share our concern and pray for this family. This is, above all, simply an opportunity for sharing... nothing very structured, just the words of our hearts and music from our tradition as a way to support one another. May Lauren and her family feel the strength to keep hope and faith alive."

BBM

Sending my prayers to her family and friends--for Lauren.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 08, 2011, 12:36:30 AM
Kilroy's Sports Bar under investigation for serving Spierer
By Christy Mullins331-4266 | cmullins@heraldt.com
June 7, 2011, last update: 6/8 @ 12:24 am
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/07/news.487289.sto 
Kilroy’s Sports Bar is under investigation for serving underage Lauren Spierer the night she disappeared.

The popular bar on North Walnut Street could be cited for allowing a minor to loiter there and for selling alcoholic beverages to a minor, Indiana State Excise police officer Travis Thickstun said Tuesday. Video surveillance shows 20-year-old Spierer at the bar past midnight Friday. Assuming bouncers let her in without a valid ID, and that bartenders served her, Thickstun said the bar could face a monetary fine, several days’ suspension or a revoked permit.

But he said excise police won’t dig too far at this point, because “the most important thing right now is to find Lauren. We’re not going to get in the way of what Bloomington police are doing.”

And he said excise police don’t plan to increase their presence at Kilroy’s after the discovery, because their officers patrol downtown Bloomington bars already more than any other bars in the state. That includes once or twice weekly appearances at Kilroy’s, where officers check IDs and sometimes ticket underage people who try to come inside.
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Edit- Cheerio, thanks for posting the article.  In the future, please post the link back to the article and post only a partial article.  I've added the link for you and snipped your post.  MB



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 01:27:34 AM
Press conference Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.; live streaming at wishtv.com


YouTube video: "Search for missing student goes viral"
Uploaded by wish on June 7, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPQe6LMQEAQ&feature=player_embedded



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 08, 2011, 01:29:00 AM
Tonight I went with a close friend, my husband and daughter to a local synagogue for a community "Service of Hope" supporting Lauren and the Spierer family. Some of the inspirational words...

                "This painful storm of anguish has descended upon the Spierer family, their friends, their congregation. There is little we can do, and yet we feel the need to "do something". Anything. And so we have come together as one community to share our concern and pray for this family. This is, above all, simply an opportunity for sharing... nothing very structured, just the words of our hearts and music from our tradition as a way to support one another. May Lauren and her family feel the strength to keep hope and faith alive."

BBM

Sending my prayers to her family and friends--for Lauren.


Thank you grace-land, joined by monkeys we are all one community.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 01:32:17 AM
Tonight I went with a close friend, my husband and daughter to a local synagogue for a community "Service of Hope" supporting Lauren and the Spierer family. Some of the inspirational words...

                "This painful storm of anguish has descended upon the Spierer family, their friends, their congregation. There is little we can do, and yet we feel the need to "do something". Anything. And so we have come together as one community to share our concern and pray for this family. This is, above all, simply an opportunity for sharing... nothing very structured, just the words of our hearts and music from our tradition as a way to support one another. May Lauren and her family feel the strength to keep hope and faith alive."

BBM

Sending my prayers to her family and friends--for Lauren.


Thank you grace-land, joined by monkeys we are all one community.

YW, cheerio.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 01:47:04 AM
Aerial view shows wide scope of search for missing student
Uploaded by wish on Jun 7, 2011

Chopper 8 retraces path police believe Lauren Spierer took before she

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlpLdVxAGck



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 08, 2011, 09:17:35 AM
I brought this over from IDS.com's comment section!  Much more informative than anything I've read.  Notice what it says about the guy she was with last!!  I still can't bring a link over from an article.  I still don't know what I'm doing and really lucky when I get one thing cut and pasted!!! lol


38. Posted by Veteran at 08:34 AM on Jun 08, 2011 | Report this comment
Great comments by a lot of people here. Its most likely the BPD issued the warrant AFTER they received the account of the male that was with her last. His account puts them outside, or possibly within Smallwood's vestibule, almost an hour before previous accounts. None of the news reports have quoted that the BPD actually viewed the surveillance cameras. It's possible that no one looked at the video between 2:30am- 2:40am (just after the bars actually close, and when the male said they left.) The BPD issued the warrant, then went and recovered all the video to survey it themselves. The parents were called in, most likely to ID her on the video, before they took it.


melisb - wev'e GOT to have a link back to articles. If you can copy & paste, you can bring a link.  ::MonkeyWink::  Come over to the test thread and I'll leave you a message and you can practice.  Link to my message to you in the Test Thread:
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=114.msg1383031#msg1383031


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 12:07:56 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/police-no-new-info-on-lauren-spierer

Police: No new info on Lauren Spierer
Updated: Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 11:58 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 11:55 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - “We don’t have any big breaking news on the case. I wish we did,” said Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker as he updated the media Tuesday on the search for Lauren Spierer.

Officers seized computers Tuesday while executing a search warrant on her apartment building. Parker said those computers contained surveillance footage of Lauren leaving the building with people he described as acquaintances.

Perhaps the biggest details Parker offered Wednesday were that police found “items of value” in their search for clues and evidence in the case. He also indicated that polygraph tests were given to acquaintances.

“I don’t have anybody that we could characterize as a suspect,” Parker said.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 08, 2011, 12:09:42 PM
Thank you for the update grace-land.  I wish there was some good news. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 12:30:51 PM
Thank you for the update grace-land.  I wish there was some good news. 

YW, MuffyBee.  Just finished listening to the live stream of the press conference at wishtv.com. I'll check for a YouTube video of it later on.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 08, 2011, 02:10:36 PM
 ::snipping2::
"Parker said a Smallwood employee on the scene would not open the door when asked."

"The employee did not give police a reason for why he or she denied them access, Parker said"
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81854

OK something obviously seems suspect there. When 4 police cars arrive, an employee had strict orders to refuse opening the door in question? Drugs, peeping on tenants? Many photos were taken of the room or rooms. I wonder if they put police tape up to prevent entry after police left.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 08, 2011, 02:31:59 PM
these are reviews of Smallwood. Something weird with the mailroom and creepy management.

Edit to add link per Cheerio:   http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/IN-Bloomington-Smallwood-Plaza.html

From: wiebekim1965   Date: 02/07/2007
My daughter lives in Smallwood. I sent her a prescription via Next Day Air UPS so she could start taking her medication right away. The management team would not allow her to pick up the package until 4pm (it didn't arrive early enough for the 9:00 pick up). I tried to talk to the asst. manager, the manager and tracked down the management company and got no where. We have found they have terrible customer service. If we could do it over again, we would have her live in the dorms.
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From: FoxBJK   Date: 05/17/2007
This sounds about right. I had a large package of food sent to me by my grandparents on a Thursday and I didn't have the time to get the package until Monday at 10. I even told them that it's a box of (now rotting) grapefruits but they still wouldn't get off their lazy asses to get the package. To avoid this, send a package via USPS ONLY, that way it's placed into your private mailbox and you can pick it up at your leisure.




Smallwood SUCKS!
From: -Anonymous-
Date posted: 5/5/2011
Years at this apartment: 2010 - 2011
 
Do not sign a lease here!!!! I did and have regretted it more and more every month. The management is horrible and will not assist you in a decent way unless you are forking over cash without hesitation. As soon as you disagree about something they turn on you. No customer service. EVERYTHING is extra and they keep the cameras watching you all the time. They truly only care about money. I know that they are a business and that's what they do but to the extent that they do it is ridiculous. If you must sign here, READ your contract and try and change it around because you WILL get charged for something you didn't even knew existed. I say only rich kids that dont give a hoot will stay for a second year. NOT the place to live!

Management Sucks!!!
From: -Anonymous-
Date posted: 9/15/2005
Years at this apartment: 2005 - 2005
 3 responses
 
Anytime I call the rental office, all that I get is rudeness and hostility. I have been hung-up on twice by mangement (including one time by the regional manager), which really doesn't say much about their customer service. In my opinion, if Smallwood Plaze treats all residents in this manner, why would anyone choose to live there'


Nice Place, Bad Managment
From: FoxBJK
Date posted: 5/17/2007
Years at this apartment: 2006 - 2007
 
The building is brand new and well kept. Each room has a high speed data port, cable outlet and plenty of AC plugs. Kitchen is fully furnished and larger units have a washer/dryer. However, the management staff are the worst people ever. If you have a problem, they're not going to help you and they make it very obvious that they don't care about you, just your money. If you can deal with that, you'll enjoy it, otherwise, DONT MOVE IN!




 








Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 08, 2011, 03:18:02 PM
Here it is MB  When you click on the one "Management Sucks" 3 more comments open.     http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/IN-Bloomington-Smallwood-Plaza.html

Thanks for the link, I've added it to your post.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 08, 2011, 03:32:36 PM
I am really mad about this. Bloomington has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime, rape numbers are astounding. Along with many RSO living there also. I wonder how many parents know this when looking at IU for their kids? None of my friends who toured the campus had any clue. From doing searches on crime in Bloomington, there is a consistent theme of blaming the victim in assaults and rapes and sweeping things under the rug. A lot of businesses and jobs depend upon Indiana U. Are the students given serious warnings about their safety? Are there patrol cars on College Ave though the night? Students are still there as was Lauren. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/rape-reports-up-at-indiana-university

I am not giving up hope for Lauren, but whatever happens I hope the rock is lifted to expose the slimey and dangerous reality of this part of Bloomington.

UPDATE Lauren Spierer Missing In Bloomington IN, Do A Hard Target Search Of the 17 Sex Offenders Listed Within Walking Distance To Kilroy’s Sports Bar, SEE MAPS
Posted: June 8, 2011 by pibillwarner in Lauren Spierer Missing In Bloomington IN   
Tags: Does Indiana Univ warn students living off campus of the possible dangers of registered sex offenders living near and/or in apartment complexes where the students might rent?, Lauren Spierer Missing In Bloomington IN Do A Hard Target Search Of the 17 Sex Offenders Listed Within Walking Distance To Kilroy's Sports Bar, Let's get real here Lauren Spierer is very young looking she is 20 years old with blond hair and blue eyes but at 4'11 tall and 98 lbs she kooks like a 14 year old, SEX OFFENDERS ARE NEVER "CURED Check out this site http://pibillwarner.wordpress.com/

Kilroy’s Sports Bar at 319 North Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN, is the blue dot at the center of the map above, the other indicators are where ‘registered’ sex offenders are linked.

See just one reveiw of Kilroy’s Sports Bar  ”Dive is a euphamism for this place If you like dancing with sloppy East Coast girls in matching outfits and wannabe Indiana thugs, stepping in someone’s regurgitated dinner in the bathrooms and paying 4 dollars for a crappy domestic brew, this is your spot!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 06:26:58 PM
Press conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 9, at 11:30 a.m.  They might live stream it at wishtv.com.


YouTube video, "Police: No new info on Lauren Spierer "
Uploaded by wish on Jun 8, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0m-9cxt7wU&feature=player_embedded



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 06:49:00 PM
Video of the Wednesday's news conference (partial) is below the article.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/08/2011-06-08_indiana_student_lauren_spierers_family_makes_emotional_plea_for_daughters_safe_r.html

Indiana student Lauren Spierer's family makes emotional plea for daughter's safe return
BY Philip Caulfield
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 2:32 PM

The parents of a missing Indiana University college student from Westchester pleaded for their daughter's safe return in emotional television appearances Wednesday.

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Police spokesman Lt. Bill Parker said video footage showed Spierer coming home early Friday morning and then leaving again, allegedly for a male pal's place down the street.

She was alone, and the male friend was the last person to see her, Parker said.

"The acquaintance watched her walk away, because she said she wanted to go home and he watched her to make sure she was making it all right," Parker said.

Cops were using polygraph tests during interviews with the man, as well as several other unidentified "associates and acquaintances."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 08, 2011, 08:27:01 PM
checking in, sorry they haven't found her. Strange about the room they had to break into. I have a family member who lives in that area, she tells me everyone is freaked out and worried. Ugh...so sad.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 08, 2011, 08:28:09 PM
Video of the Wednesday's news conference (partial) is below the article.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/08/2011-06-08_indiana_student_lauren_spierers_family_makes_emotional_plea_for_daughters_safe_r.html

Indiana student Lauren Spierer's family makes emotional plea for daughter's safe return
BY Philip Caulfield
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 2:32 PM

The parents of a missing Indiana University college student from Westchester pleaded for their daughter's safe return in emotional television appearances Wednesday.

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Police spokesman Lt. Bill Parker said video footage showed Spierer coming home early Friday morning and then leaving again, allegedly for a male pal's place down the street.

She was alone, and the male friend was the last person to see her, Parker said.

"The acquaintance watched her walk away, because she said she wanted to go home and he watched her to make sure she was making it all right," Parker said.

Cops were using polygraph tests during interviews with the man, as well as several other unidentified "associates and acquaintances."

 ::snipping2::



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 08, 2011, 08:32:21 PM
Sorry hit post. Assuming LE doesn't consider this man a POI, So this male friend watched her walk down the street but didn't go with her? Who would be out at that time of night and see a girl walking by herself? Creepy, like he was just waiting until the time was right.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 10:12:48 PM
Sorry hit post. Assuming LE doesn't consider this man a POI, So this male friend watched her walk down the street but didn't go with her? Who would be out at that time of night and see a girl walking by herself? Creepy, like he was just waiting until the time was right.

Hmmm.  Something doesn't sound right about this statement:

"The acquaintance watched her walk away, because she said she wanted to go home and he watched her to make sure she was making it all right," Parker said.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 08, 2011, 10:25:59 PM
Sorry hit post. Assuming LE doesn't consider this man a POI, So this male friend watched her walk down the street but didn't go with her? Who would be out at that time of night and see a girl walking by herself? Creepy, like he was just waiting until the time was right.

Hmmm.  Something doesn't sound right about this statement:

"The acquaintance watched her walk away, because she said she wanted to go home and he watched her to make sure she was making it all right," Parker said.



Frankly, I just couldn't imagine either of my sons (one in grad school, the other in  second year college) not escorting a female home.  Even if she tried to decline and say it was alright, I know they would insist on getting her home and in the door.  It wouldn't be enough to "watch her to make sure she was making it alright"  That part "watched her to make sure she was making it alright" sounds like she may have been impaired.  Does that mean he was checking to see if she was staggering or falling down?  I mean, geesh.  How far could he see her walk from where he was?  Maybe he had nothing to do with her disappearance, but to me he missed an opportunity to help a young lady stay safe from the sounds of things.  She may have been grabbed simply because someone saw the opportunity.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  JMHO


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 10:33:44 PM
In the article, click to view the uncut news conference of Wednesday, June 8.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28175360/detail.html

Social Media Key In Search For Lauren Spierer
Twitter, Facebook Buzzing With Latest Leads

POSTED: 6:45 pm EDT June 8, 2011
UPDATED: 7:40 pm EDT June 8, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Hundreds of people have converged on Bloomington to help in the search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, but tens of thousands more are leading the charge online, where social media has proven critical.

The search for Spierer has generated buzz across Facebook and Twitter, where the hashtag #FindLauren has been a top trending topic in recent days, 6News' Stacia Matthews reported.

Uncut: Lauren Spierer News Conference 6-8 | Updated Images: The Search For Lauren Spierer

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 08, 2011, 10:47:04 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81870

Spierer involved in argument night of disappearance

By From IDS report | IDS

POSTED AT 09:12 PM ON Jun. 8, 2011  (UPDATED AT 09:24 PM ON Jun. 8, 2011)

Missing IU student Lauren Spierer was seen in an altercation on Smallwood surveillance video obtained by the police, Lauren’s father Robert Spierer told The Journal News.

“My daughter and these other boys are on the video. There was an altercation between the boy my daughter was with and some boys here at Smallwood,” Robert Spierer said.

Bloomington Police officers have confirmed that Lauren was seen with a male acquaintance the night she disappeared. She left Kilroy’s Sports Bar at 2:30 a.m. Friday morning and briefly returned to the Smallwood Apartment Complex — where the altercation took place — before leaving to go to another friend’s apartment complex at 11th and Morton Streets.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 08, 2011, 10:48:40 PM
WHO WAS THE ALTERCATION WITH?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 10:55:56 PM
With--The Timeline--Using witness statements and footage from security cameras.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110608/NEWS/106080317/Men-shown-arguing-with-Lauren-s-friend-on-apartment-security-video-Robert-Spierer-says?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Men shown arguing with Lauren's friend on apartment security video, Robert Spierer says
Family of Lauren Spierer, who has been missing since Friday: 'We're not going to give up'
9:24 PM, Jun. 8, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Video footage from security cameras at Lauren Spierer’s apartment building show her and several men in an argument the morning she disappeared.

“My daughter and these other boys are on the video,” Spierer’s father, Robert, said Wednesday.

“There was an altercation between the boy my daughter was with and some boys here at Smallwood,” he said, referring to his daughter’s apartment building, Smallwood Plaza, in Bloomington.

Spierer vanished early Friday after a long night of partying with friends. The 20-year-old fashion student at Indiana University grew up in Westchester County, N.Y.

Bloomington police said Spierer and a male companion were seen leaving a nearby bar about 2:30 a.m. and entering her building, just a few hundred yards away.

Smallwood’s security cameras caught the pair leaving the building about 10 minutes later, but police have not described  what else the video shows.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 08, 2011, 11:23:15 PM
If the apartment she left at 4:30 am with the unnamed male watching her walk away then maybe he is telling the truth and the boys she had and altercation with happen to see her on the street and nabbed her or they were waiting to pounce on her when she came back that way.  I hope LE can identify them and talk to them. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 08, 2011, 11:26:39 PM
So proud of them!


Edit to add omitted link & snip article.  MB
 http://www.lohud.com/article/20110608/NEWS02/106080379/Edgemont-classmates-join-search-IU-student?odyssey=nav|head
Written by
Shawn Cohen
FILED UNDER
News

Westchester County, New York
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Lauren Spierer search expanded;  chances of foul play 'very great,' police say
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Three of Lauren Spierer's closest high school friends drove 12 hours from Greenburgh and began their search for the missing Indiana University sophomore minutes after they pulled into the city last night.

Operating on just a couple of hours sleep each night since their friend went missing Friday, they felt the only way they could be useful was if they came here to help find her.

"We didn't feel right sitting around at home," said John An, 20, who shared driving duties with fellow Edgemont High School graduates Jonathan Reback, 20, and Frank Merante, 21. "We have hope, mixed with urgency."

At this point, they refuse to entertain anything other than positive thoughts, even as they search the fields and wooded areas that could turn up a grim discovery.

"We wouldn't be here if we didn't think we could make a difference," said Merante. "We're three more sets of eyes, and we have a different viewpoint."

After driving around remote areas of the city Tuesday night, then sleeping in a friend's apartment, they awoke at 7 a.m. and resumed their search hours before the larger, organized efforts began. They they joined hundred this afternoon who met at Spierer's apartment building, before heading out again in the sweltering heat.

"We all stink, we all feel like (expletive)," Reback said. "But none of us care."

They all befriended Spierer in high school.
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They said they plan to stay in Bloomington until she's found.

"We're here because we will find her," Merante said.

"The only scenario we're thinking about is finding her," said An, who attends IU.

"We will cover every single inch of earth," said Reback, who went to the senior prom with Spierer. "No rock will be left unturned before we leave."

Merante made a fresh appeal for others to join the search.

"I want every local person who can put out the time to come out and help us," he said.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 08, 2011, 11:27:55 PM
WHO WAS THE ALTERCATION WITH?

According to Lauren's father "some boys here at Smallwood."  Lauren and the boys are on the video.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 09, 2011, 01:33:13 AM
If the apartment she left at 4:30 am with the unnamed male watching her walk away then maybe he is telling the truth and the boys she had and altercation with happen to see her on the street and nabbed her or they were waiting to pounce on her when she came back that way.  I hope LE can identify them and talk to them. 

I wonder what the altercation was about? Why didn't the apartment manager want the tape viewed by police? Something is strange about that place and all of that. My money is on the boys who fought with them, they waited until the pair returned, only he didn't go with her?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 09, 2011, 02:28:16 AM

READ New DETAILS! It is taking shape. Why can't Corey identify the thugs? OH, he has no memory? What?
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110608/NEWS02/110608007 Edit to add link.  Thanks cheerio.  MB  ::MonkeyKiss::
Lawyer says Lauren Spierer's companion has no memory of their last moments together
3:08 PM, Jun. 8, 2011  


  
 


Robert and Charlene Spierer, parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer look on during a news conference at the Bloomington Police Department, Tuesday June 7th, 2011. / Aaron P. Bernstein/For the Indianapolis Star
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Edgemont classmates join search for IU student
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The student who was with Lauren Spierer in the hours before her disappearance has no memory of their last moments together, his lawyer told The Journal News on Wednesday night.

Corey Rossman, Spierer’s companion early Friday, was punched in the face after the two returned to her apartment building, Smallwood Plaza.

“At Smallwood, someone confronted them,” his lawyer, former Monroe  County District Attorney Carl Salzmann said.

“He got punched in the face. He has no memory of that, or of the 15 minutes leading to that moment. The first memory he has is the next morning when he wakes up in his bed, and that’s collaborated by several people.”

Police have said Spierer was with the student — who they have not identified — at a nearby bar and that the two were seen on videotape returning to her residence about 2:30 a.m. They then left the building about 10 minutes later, police said.

“She was helping him home at that point,” Salzmann said, because Rossman had been punched.

The two then went to a building complex up the street, where Rossman lives. Police have said she visited two apartments there. Salzmann said there was another “confrontation” that morning at Rossman’s building, but he would not elaborate.

Spierer was last seen rounding a corner on her way back to her apartment — a half mile away — at about 4:15 a.m. Salzmann said Rossman was not the last one to see Spierer that morning; three or four others saw her after Rossman.

Asked what he thinks happened to Spierer, he said, “I have my theory.
“I hope they follow all the leads we’ve given.”

Video footage from security cameras at Lauren Spierer’s apartment building show her and several men in an argument that morning.

“My daughter and these other boys are on the video,” Spierer’s father, Robert, said Wednesday.

“There was an altercation between the boy my daughter was with and some boys here at Smallwood.”

Robert Spierer said he did not see the video himself.

No one answered the door at Rossman’s apartment Wednesday night.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 09, 2011, 02:33:13 AM
This is the link...http://www.lohud.com/article/20110608/NEWS02/110608007  Thanks, I've added it.  MB


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 02:33:40 AM
http://www.wthr.com/story/14872223/day-6-of-lauren-spierer-search-brings-new-developments

Day 6 of Lauren Spierer search brings new developments
Updated: Jun 09, 2011 12:28 AM CDT
By Jennie Runevitch - bio

BLOOMINGTON - Eyewitness News has learned that police are now searching Lake Monroe for 20 year old Lauren Spierer.The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says its dive team is searching at the request of Bloomington Police.

That search will likely resume Thursday morning, after crews spent hours in the water Wednesday evening.

As the search went on Wednesday night, there came word of possible new answers in the disappearance of the missing IU student.

A suburban New York newspaper reported that security video police seized from the Smallwood apartments where Lauren lives, may reveal new information about what happened the night she was last seen. The newspaper in Westchester County reported that Lauren's father told them that the surveillance video shows an altercation between the male acquaintance Lauren was with that night and other boys in the building.

But in an interview with the Today Show, Robert Spierer strongly denies the newspaper's story.

In fact, he says he's never even seen the surveillance video.

Investigators believe Lauren's disappearance is a result of foul play.
They're now talking to the acquaintances who saw her last, verifying their stories.

"We're working on the polygraphs now,"  Lt. Bill Parker said in a news conference Wednesday morning.

Eyewitness News has learned Sheriff's department dive teams used boats and sonar to search Lake Monroe Wednesday night, at the request of Bloomington Police. They'll likely be back on the water Thursday.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: ka8lhi on June 09, 2011, 07:10:12 AM
I'm a tad confused now - maybe it's too early in the morning - but is the same boy that said he watched her walk down the street that night the same one now saying he was hit in the face so he has no memory? Oh - please correct me if I'm wrong...


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 12:46:00 PM
I'm a tad confused now - maybe it's too early in the morning - but is the same boy that said he watched her walk down the street that night the same one now saying he was hit in the face so he has no memory? Oh - please correct me if I'm wrong...

Yes, same one.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 12:51:44 PM
News conference is scheduled for Friday, June 10, at 11:30 a.m.  Live streaming at wish.com

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/police-mum-on-lauren-investigation

Police mum on Lauren Spierer investigation
Updated: Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 12:18 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Bloomington Police Department had little to say Thursday at its daily update on the search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

Bloomington Lt. Bill Parker said the department is receiving a lot of information, but wouldn’t get into details about the case. Parker wouldn’t name names of people the department was speaking to or putting through lie detectors.

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Parker also wouldn’t address media reports that a student Spierer was with was punched while the two were together.

“Lauren was not involved in the altercation,” Parker said, continually emphasizing he wouldn’t comment further.

The search continues for Spierer, who has been missing since 4:30 a.m. Friday. On Thursday, Parker said officials haven’t narrowed the search to a particular area.

“We’re still needing to look pretty much everywhere,” Parker said.

Lauren's father, Robert Spierer, continued thanking people and urging them to continue to help with the search for his daughter on Thursday. He said the family is now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to Lauren's safe return.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 09, 2011, 12:53:26 PM
Yes, at first you think what's with all the contradictions? And I just heard on HLN that the police will be speaking with persons of interest "soon". Soon! What's going on? But now I think they must be purposely confusing and vague and are playing a cat and mouse game. At least I hope that's it.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 12:57:12 PM
Yes, at first you think what's with all the contradictions? And I just heard on HLN that the police will be speaking with persons of interest "soon". Soon! What's going on? But now I think they must be purposely confusing and vague and are playing a cat and mouse game. At least I hope that's it.

 ::rhino::



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 01:01:49 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-family-of-missing-iu-student-offers-100k-reward-20110609,0,3522683.story

Spierer, companion involved in altercation prior to disappearance; family offers $100k reward
According to reports, Lauren Spierer's companion on the last night she was seen, has no memory his last moments with her. At some point, Corey Rossman, Spierer's companion Friday evening, was punched in the face after the two har returned to the Smallwood Plaza apartments.

News Staff
Fox59
9:50 a.m. EDT, June 9, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.—

According to reports, Lauren Spierer's companion on the last night she was seen, has no memory his last moments with her. At some point, Corey Rossman, Spierer's companion Friday evening, was punched in the face after the two had returned to the Smallwood Plaza apartments.

In an interview, former Monroe County District Attorney Carl Salzmann who is representing Rossman, stated that at around 2:40 am Friday Rossman and Spierer were involved in a confrontation with another group of young people. At some point during the altercation Rossman was struck. It was at that point, according to Salzmann, that Rossman and Spierer left and returned to his apartment. Spierer was last scene leaving the apartment building at 4:30 am, heading back to her own apartment.

Salzmann went on to say that Rossman, who is from Sharon, Massachusetts, was not involved in Spierer's disappeance and that he was cooperating with the police. However, Salzman stated "there is a lot more to this," alluding to the conditions that lead up to the initial confrontation. Salzmann said he has provided additional information to the Bloomington Police.

Meanwhile, Spierer's mother said the family is offering a $100,000 reward. Charlene Spierer told FOX 59 News Thursday morning that the reward is for any information that leads to the safe return of Lauren.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 01:16:45 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/lawyer-man-with-lauren-was-punched

Lawyer: Man with Lauren was punched
Corey Rossman doesn't recall parts of night


Updated: Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 10:49 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - The student with Lauren Spierer before her disappearance was punched in the face and says he doesn’t remember parts of the night, a lawyer tells a New York newspaper.

Attorney Carl Salzmann told the The Journal News that his client, Corey Rossman, was punched in the face after he and Spierer returned to Smallwood Plaza, where Spierer lived.

Bloomington police have said Spierer was seen on camera with a friend entering and leaving the apartment building around 2:30 a.m. The student’s attorney said Spierer was helping his client home when the security camera caught them leaving the building.

Salzmann also said his client doesn’t remember being punched in the face or the 15 minutes leading up to the apparent altercation. The attorney maintains Rossman had no involvement in Spierer’s disappearance.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 09, 2011, 01:40:59 PM
oh man. I suppose it is possible he was hit so hard he can't remember it. Sounds like she was helping her friend and got stuck in the middle of it all. I am not clear on something, did they find the other group of people? Do they know who they are?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 09, 2011, 02:59:14 PM
Facebook for Corey Rossman:
https://www.facebook.com/corey.rossman26  (https://www.facebook.com/corey.rossman26)

(https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/41765_1239840108_1207_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 09, 2011, 09:00:07 PM
IMO he was assaulted by her and he has selective memory


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 09:11:14 PM
YouTube video: "Spierer update: Rewards offered, water searches under way"
Uploaded by wish on Jun 9, 2011

Cory Rossman, one of last people to see missing IU student Lauren Spierer the night she disappeared, says he doesn't remember anything after they left the bar that night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjUk4tygR4A&feature=player_embedded



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 09, 2011, 09:23:03 PM
The more I read about the altercation the less I think Corey did something to her.  LE is saying that the altercation had nothing to do with Lauren. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 09:31:58 PM
Contains "Uncut Video:  Lauren Spierer News Conference - 6-9


http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28190706/detail.html

IU President Pledges Support In Spierer Search
Michael McRobbie Meets With Missing Student's Parents

POSTED: 8:47 pm EDT June 9, 2011
UPDATED: 9:04 pm EDT June 9, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has met with the parents of missing student Lauren Spierer, and is offering the school's full support in the search.

In a statement released late Thursday, McRobbie said he and Provost Karen Hanson have pledged IU will do all it can to help find out what has happened.

Special Section: Lauren Spierer
Uncut Video: Lauren Spierer News Conference -- 6-9 | Updated Images: The Search For Lauren Spierer

 ::snipping2::

Bloomington police Lt. Bill Parker confirmed earlier Thursday that there was an altercation caught on surveillance video on the morning that Spierer was last seen, but he declined to release the names of those involved or any additional information.

Parker said police are still talking to several persons of interest, but he didn't identify a specific number.

Police also confirmed that Lake Monroe was searched on Wednesday and Thursday, but nothing was found.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 09:50:49 PM
oh man. I suppose it is possible he was hit so hard he can't remember it. Sounds like she was helping her friend and got stuck in the middle of it all. I am not clear on something, did they find the other group of people? Do they know who they are?

The other guys are students at IU, and the police will not go into the specifics regarding the altercation.  Police are not prepared to release any names.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 09, 2011, 10:11:30 PM
The more I read about the altercation the less I think Corey did something to her.  LE is saying that the altercation had nothing to do with Lauren. 

I'm not sure if Corey did anything to her.  :smt102  However, Laren's friends wanted her to stay with them and not go off with Corey; and one of them punched Corey in the face.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjUk4tygR4A&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 09, 2011, 11:16:56 PM
It seems like a false lead to focus on Corey. After Leaving Smallwood with Corey assaulted,  Lauren "escorted" Corey to his apt. where he passed out til the next morning. I could believe he was blackout drunk. Then she went to another apt. in the same building or complex where there were multiple friends. One of which is the one who watched her head back to Smallwood. In that next 5 minutes she was abducted. It seems hard to believe that something happened in the multiple friends apt, someone would have confessed by now. It goes back to something sinister at Smallwood or a coincidental abduction by some creep.

What about traffic cameras at stoplights? To remove Lauren from the area and drive at that hour the police would be looking at every car. Just had a horrible feeling she is in one of the apts in Smallwood. Is there a parking garage attached?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 10, 2011, 12:15:26 AM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110609/NEWS02/106090445/Bloomington-police-report

Parker did say police have found an image of Spierer on tape from a security camera in an alley. It showed her with someone else walking from a friend’s apartment to her apartment, Strong said.

so she was walked home? Until what happened?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 12:52:37 AM
http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?id=1438911

More Details on the Altercation Before Lauren Spierer's Disappearance
By Alex Brown
6/9/2011

New details have come out regarding the altercation that took place shortly before the disappearance of 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer.

Fox59 reports Spierer returned to the apartment building with her friend Corey Rossman after leaving Kilroy's Sports Bar at 2:30 last Friday morning. Rossman was in the fifth floor lobby when he was punched in the face by a friend of Spierer's boyfriend Jesse Wolff.
 
Witnesses say Spierer and Rossman left the building and went to Rossman's apartment nearby where they stayed until Spierer left around 4:30, the last time she was seen.
 
Rossman's attorney Carl Salzmann tells The Journal News in Westchester, New York that after the two arrived at Rossman's apartment, his roommate put Rossman to bed. Rossman says he woke up with no knowledge of the events of the night before.
 
"The first memory he has is the next morning when he wakes up in his bed, and that's corroborated by several people," Salzmann told The Journal News.
 
Bloomington Police say they have persons of interest in the case but would not say who or how many. Police have searched Rossman's apartment and car as well as his credit card and cell phone records. Salzmann would also not say if his client was a person of interest but that Rossman is cooperating with police.
 
"The difference between a person of interest or a suspect, I've never been able to quite figure out what that is," Salzmann said.
 
Meanwhile, friends of Spierer say that Wolff has not been part of the search team because he was told he couldn't.
 
"He really had nothing to do with this. If anything, he was the first person to be concerned by the fact that he hadn't heard from her," Sarah Gorman says.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 12:59:21 AM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/questions-swirl-over-surveillance-cameras-in-bloomington

Questions swirl over surveillance cameras in Bloomington
Updated: Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:53 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:45 PM EDT

By: Phil Sanchez
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search for Lauren Spierer continues, so does the outpouring of financial support - and the controversy.

"Whoever harmed her should be put in prison, and I'm offering $25,000 for information," said Bloomington Attorney Ken Nunn.

He also expressed frustration that the city didn’t have its own surveillance cameras at traffic intersections and is instead having to rely on private businesses’ security systems.

Police on Tuesday night used a battering ram to break in doors to security rooms at Smallwood Plaza, where Spierer lives, to obtain computers with surveillance footage on them.

And Carl Salzmann, the lawyer of one of the students who was with Spierer the night she disappeared said police contacted him on Saturday requesting to view surveillance footage from outside his downtown Bloomington office.

Still, police have said they have little information to release .

"I'm sorry that we don't have surveillance cameras in every intersection,” he said Thursday. “I mentioned it to them in 2006, and they said Bloomington doesn't need surveillance cameras."

Such municipal cameras could've helped authorities find out what happened to Spierer, 20, missing since the early morning hours of June 3.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 10, 2011, 01:15:41 AM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/questions-swirl-over-surveillance-cameras-in-bloomington

Questions swirl over surveillance cameras in Bloomington
Updated: Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:53 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:45 PM EDT

By: Phil Sanchez
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search for Lauren Spierer continues, so does the outpouring of financial support - and the controversy.

"Whoever harmed her should be put in prison, and I'm offering $25,000 for information," said Bloomington Attorney Ken Nunn.

He also expressed frustration that the city didn’t have its own surveillance cameras at traffic intersections and is instead having to rely on private businesses’ security systems.

Police on Tuesday night used a battering ram to break in doors to security rooms at Smallwood Plaza, where Spierer lives, to obtain computers with surveillance footage on them.

And Carl Salzmann, the lawyer of one of the students who was with Spierer the night she disappeared said police contacted him on Saturday requesting to view surveillance footage from outside his downtown Bloomington office.

Still, police have said they have little information to release .

"I'm sorry that we don't have surveillance cameras in every intersection,” he said Thursday. “I mentioned it to them in 2006, and they said Bloomington doesn't need surveillance cameras."

Such municipal cameras could've helped authorities find out what happened to Spierer, 20, missing since the early morning hours of June 3.

 ::snipping2::


OH NO!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 10, 2011, 01:18:59 AM
http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?id=1438911

More Details on the Altercation Before Lauren Spierer's Disappearance
By Alex Brown
6/9/2011

New details have come out regarding the altercation that took place shortly before the disappearance of 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer.

Fox59 reports Spierer returned to the apartment building with her friend Corey Rossman after leaving Kilroy's Sports Bar at 2:30 last Friday morning. Rossman was in the fifth floor lobby when he was punched in the face by a friend of Spierer's boyfriend Jesse Wolff.
 
[/u]
Witnesses say Spierer and Rossman left the building and went to Rossman's apartment nearby where they stayed until Spierer left around 4:30, the last time she was seen.
 
Rossman's attorney Carl Salzmann tells The Journal News in Westchester, New York that after the two arrived at Rossman's apartment, his roommate put Rossman to bed. Rossman says he woke up with no knowledge of the events of the night before.
 
"The first memory he has is the next morning when he wakes up in his bed, and that's corroborated by several people," Salzmann told The Journal News.
 
Bloomington Police say they have persons of interest in the case but would not say who or how many. Police have searched Rossman's apartment and car as well as his credit card and cell phone records. Salzmann would also not say if his client was a person of interest but that Rossman is cooperating with police.
 
"The difference between a person of interest or a suspect, I've never been able to quite figure out what that is," Salzmann said.
 
Meanwhile, friends of Spierer say that Wolff has not been part of the search team because he was told he couldn't.
 
"He really had nothing to do with this. If anything, he was the first person to be concerned by the fact that he hadn't heard from her," Sarah Gorman says.

 ::snipping2::

Jesse Wolff's Facebook (profile pic with Lauren)
 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174 (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 01:21:04 AM
http://www.wthr.com/story/14879549/key-card-swipes-may-hold-clues-in-the-disappearance-of-iu-student

Key card swipes may hold clues in the disappearance of IU student
Updated: Jun 09, 2011 9:49 PM CDT
By Jennie Runevitch - bio

BLOOMINGTON - As searchers canvassed Bloomington again Thursday night in the Lauren Spierer disappearance, Eyewitness News caught up with childhood friends of the Indiana University student.  They just flew in from out of town to find information, help with the search, and hope for a break in the case.

"It's just absolutely frightening to me,"  said Becca Leskowitz, Lauren's friend.  "Anything that's moving forward is something because someone knows something. She didn't just disappear into thin air. She's somewhere."

Potential new leads are going out from Smallwood Plaza, where Lauren lives.  The apartments require key cards for entry.   That security data could be key for Bloomington police.

"We have more than 4,000 key swipes in the 48 hours surrounding her disappearance," said Smallwood spokesperson Ernie Reno.  Reno says they offered that information to police right away, as soon as Lauren was reported missing, but didn't get a response.

Now, after reaching out to investigators again Thursday, police say they want the data.  Smallwood plans to deliver that information to police Friday morning.

"It's one more piece to the puzzle, and whether or not Lauren had her card at that time, we don't know, but perhaps someone else did that may have been with her or whatever, and we can track it that way, so we're hopeful that something will be found,"  Reno said.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 10, 2011, 01:21:09 AM
 ::snipping::Bloomington police report no progress in Spierer case.
http://www.indystar.com/

Thats a headline, how depressing. Again, I hope it's just a ploy. Otherwise the BPD look like dopes.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 10, 2011, 01:28:44 AM
http://www.fox59.com/videobeta/?watc...f-b50c491a1f11

There are a couple of good videos here with interesting info. For instance, Corey was on a "No Trespassing" list at Smallwood for previous incidents.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 02:01:22 AM
http://www.fox59.com/videobeta/?watc...f-b50c491a1f11

There are a couple of good videos here with interesting info. For instance, Corey was on a "No Trespassing" list at Smallwood for previous incidents.

Thanks, cheerio.  They were good videos.  Hopefully, the police will get enough information and find Lauren.
 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 03:56:06 AM
I believe this is hers:

http://lspierer.blogspot.com/

This does seem to be her. Says she is from Scarsdale. Very well written. Not a bimbo, I would say.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:09:37 AM
My Johnny Cochran alarm is going off. Corey Rossman's lawyer is too slick. A roommate put Rossman to bed and he doesn't remember anything? Yet, other stories say he is the one who saw her on the street at 4:30 am and watched her head for home.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:12:37 AM
Here is a 1998 email from a Corey Rossman. The father?

http://www.casact.org/lists/studygroup10/00000041.htm

Coventry Resource Group has an address in Cleveland, Ohio.

FWIW


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:25:17 AM
Here is Jesse Wolff's fb page. I don't know how to
copy and paste the image. Looks like Lauren with him in his profile picture.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174





Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:59:25 AM
Take away what Corey Rossman and the lawyer say and you have Lauren last seen for sure, on video,  in the lobby of her apartment building with Corey Rossman. Both were drunk. He got in a fight. Her keys and other items were found a few blocks north, in the direction of Corey Rossman's apartment building.  Were there witnesses at the so-called party? Who were they? Were they also drunk?

I hate this lawyer: says Corey Rossman can't remember because of getting punched in the face. Earlier reports say his friends say he was in an alcoholic blackout. Lawyer is a former prosecutor. Looks like family got the best lawyer they could get, in a hurry. Why?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 05:01:41 AM
It's the middle of the night. I'm the only one posting. I'm interested in this case cuz I went to IU -- don't make me tell you the year I graduated.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 10, 2011, 08:46:52 AM
It's the middle of the night. I'm the only one posting. I'm interested in this case cuz I went to IU -- don't make me tell you the year I graduated.

Won't ask Port Valerie, and don't ask me either haha. Thanks for the info.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 10, 2011, 12:18:51 PM
http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?id=1438911

More Details on the Altercation Before Lauren Spierer's Disappearance
By Alex Brown
6/9/2011

New details have come out regarding the altercation that took place shortly before the disappearance of 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer.

Fox59 reports Spierer returned to the apartment building with her friend Corey Rossman after leaving Kilroy's Sports Bar at 2:30 last Friday morning. Rossman was in the fifth floor lobby when he was punched in the face by a friend of Spierer's boyfriend Jesse Wolff.
 
[/u]
Witnesses say Spierer and Rossman left the building and went to Rossman's apartment nearby where they stayed until Spierer left around 4:30, the last time she was seen.
 
Rossman's attorney Carl Salzmann tells The Journal News in Westchester, New York that after the two arrived at Rossman's apartment, his roommate put Rossman to bed. Rossman says he woke up with no knowledge of the events of the night before.
 
"The first memory he has is the next morning when he wakes up in his bed, and that's corroborated by several people," Salzmann told The Journal News.
 
Bloomington Police say they have persons of interest in the case but would not say who or how many. Police have searched Rossman's apartment and car as well as his credit card and cell phone records. Salzmann would also not say if his client was a person of interest but that Rossman is cooperating with police.
 
"The difference between a person of interest or a suspect, I've never been able to quite figure out what that is," Salzmann said.
 
Meanwhile, friends of Spierer say that Wolff has not been part of the search team because he was told he couldn't.
 
"He really had nothing to do with this. If anything, he was the first person to be concerned by the fact that he hadn't heard from her," Sarah Gorman says.

 ::snipping2::

Jesse Wolff's Facebook (profile pic with Lauren)
 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174 (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174)

(https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/203243_1371840174_3744219_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Red on June 10, 2011, 12:56:19 PM
The story sounds a bit fishy, I think its a matter of time before some one cracks.

Memory loss of the exact period of time that is in question and no memory loss on one side or the other of an individual going missing. Hmm, and has an atty.

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2011/06/10/the-search-investigation-continues-for-missing-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer-corey-rossman-claims-memory-loss/


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: yuknomenot on June 10, 2011, 01:00:13 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/questions-swirl-over-surveillance-cameras-in-bloomington

Questions swirl over surveillance cameras in Bloomington
Updated: Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:53 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:45 PM EDT

By: Phil Sanchez
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search for Lauren Spierer continues, so does the outpouring of financial support - and the controversy.

"Whoever harmed her should be put in prison, and I'm offering $25,000 for information," said Bloomington Attorney Ken Nunn.

He also expressed frustration that the city didn’t have its own surveillance cameras at traffic intersections and is instead having to rely on private businesses’ security systems.

Police on Tuesday night used a battering ram to break in doors to security rooms at Smallwood Plaza, where Spierer lives, to obtain computers with surveillance footage on them.

And Carl Salzmann, the lawyer of one of the students who was with Spierer the night she disappeared said police contacted him on Saturday requesting to view surveillance footage from outside his downtown Bloomington office.

Still, police have said they have little information to release .

"I'm sorry that we don't have surveillance cameras in every intersection,” he said Thursday. “I mentioned it to them in 2006, and they said Bloomington doesn't need surveillance cameras."

Such municipal cameras could've helped authorities find out what happened to Spierer, 20, missing since the early morning hours of June 3.

 ::snipping2::

Is Salzmann's office in the area she disappeared or are they trying to find out exactly when Corey hired him?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 01:37:33 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/lauren-spierer-search-boyfriend-person-interest/story?id=13809364

Lauren Spierer Search: Boyfriend Now a Person of Interest
By BARBARA PINTO and JESSICA HOPPER
June 10, 2011
Police have no suspects in the disappearance of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, but said today that her long time boyfriend is one of 10 persons of interest.

"We continue to speak with him. He's cooperative," said Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker at a press conference.

Spierer, 20, has been missing for a week. She disappeared after partying with friends at a sports bar.

Spierer's friends say that the missing student and her boyfriend have a loving relationship. The unidentified young man, also a student at Indiana University, was one of the first to become alarmed when Spierer didn't return his text messages on June 3.

"He really cares about her. Lauren was his life, his number one priority. He would never do anything to hurt her," said Hadar Tamir, Spierer's roommate.

 ::snipping2::

After returning Rossman to his apartment, Spierer left for another friend's apartment. That friend saw her walk towards her own apartment at about 4:30 a.m. last Friday. The pint-sized student who weighs less than 100 pounds and is 4-foot-11 was last seen three blocks from her apartment.

Surveillance video also shows Lauren in an alley walking with an acquaintance on the morning she disappeared. The alley is the same place where her keys and coin purse were found by authorities.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 02:07:05 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/questions-swirl-over-surveillance-cameras-in-bloomington

Questions swirl over surveillance cameras in Bloomington
Updated: Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:53 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 11:45 PM EDT

By: Phil Sanchez
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search for Lauren Spierer continues, so does the outpouring of financial support - and the controversy.

"Whoever harmed her should be put in prison, and I'm offering $25,000 for information," said Bloomington Attorney Ken Nunn.

He also expressed frustration that the city didn’t have its own surveillance cameras at traffic intersections and is instead having to rely on private businesses’ security systems.

Police on Tuesday night used a battering ram to break in doors to security rooms at Smallwood Plaza, where Spierer lives, to obtain computers with surveillance footage on them.

And Carl Salzmann, the lawyer of one of the students who was with Spierer the night she disappeared said police contacted him on Saturday requesting to view surveillance footage from outside his downtown Bloomington office.

Still, police have said they have little information to release .

"I'm sorry that we don't have surveillance cameras in every intersection,” he said Thursday. “I mentioned it to them in 2006, and they said Bloomington doesn't need surveillance cameras."

Such municipal cameras could've helped authorities find out what happened to Spierer, 20, missing since the early morning hours of June 3.

 ::snipping2::

Is Salzmann's office in the area she disappeared or are they trying to find out exactly when Corey hired him?

The lawyer's office is in the area that Lauren disappeared.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 02:14:37 PM
The story sounds a bit fishy, I think its a matter of time before some one cracks.

Memory loss of the exact period of time that is in question and no memory loss on one side or the other of an individual going missing. Hmm, and has an atty.

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2011/06/10/the-search-investigation-continues-for-missing-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer-corey-rossman-claims-memory-loss/

It sent up red flags for me, but I don't know enough of the facts yet to make an educated guess.  :smt102 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 02:24:40 PM
Uncut Video: Lauren Spierer Search News Conference -- 6-10


http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28197546/detail.html

Police: Lauren Spierer's Boyfriend 'Person Of Interest'
Police Say They're Talking With Boyfriend Of Missing Indiana University Student

POSTED: 12:32 pm EDT June 10, 2011
UPDATED: 12:48 pm EDT June 10, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The boyfriend of Lauren Spierer is one of several persons of interest as the investigation of the Indiana University student's disappearance enters its second week.

Bloomington police Lt. Bill Parker provided a few new nuggets of information in a news conference Friday morning, the fifth since Spierer's disappearance on June 3.

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"We continue to speak with him. He's cooperative," Parker said, referring to Spierer's boyfriend, adding "certainly" when he was asked if the boyfriend is a person of interest.

There are a couple of people Parker said police want to interview, but they haven't received return phone calls. Parker stressed that there are no suspects in the case.

"We don't have anybody that we characterize as a suspect at this time," he said.

Both police and volunteer searchers continue to comb Bloomington and surrounding areas in search of Spierer, but they said they haven't found anything of significance.

Police conducted a checkpoint at 11th Street and College Avenue on Friday, looking for people who regularly drive through the area who might have seen anything related to Spierer's disappearance.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 10, 2011, 03:33:21 PM
Her boyfriend looks like a nice guy but I have to admit, I look at the pic and to me he is "possessing her" His hands are on her in a way that shows everyone, she is his. I find it very odd Corey was hit in the face by one of Lauren's boyfriends friend. Who was that and why did he punch the guy? Was it for his friend? How did the boyfriend feel that his girlfriend wanted to help Corey home?

I have to agree with the whole changing story of Corey though and the time frame of his memory loss, sounds strange.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:11:16 PM
Her boyfriend looks like a nice guy but I have to admit, I look at the pic and to me he is "possessing her" His hands are on her in a way that shows everyone, she is his. I find it very odd Corey was hit in the face by one of Lauren's boyfriends friend. Who was that and why did he punch the guy? Was it for his friend? How did the boyfriend feel that his girlfriend wanted to help Corey home?

I have to agree with the whole changing story of Corey though and the time frame of his memory loss, sounds strange.

The picture's gone now but the fb page is still there. Yes, he is "possessing" her -- good way to put it. I thought the same thing. I thought he looked slimy, not nice, but then no one looks like Robert Redford any more. He is from NY. Did they know each other before college? Is he the reason she went to IU?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:16:21 PM
From Fox News story today:
Port Valerie, please provide a link back to articles you post here. I searched and found the link and will post it this time. MB
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/10/police-focus-on-lakes-in-search-for-missing-indiana-student/
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"Indiana University President Michael McRobbie issued a statement of support late Thursday afternoon.

"We will continue to cooperate in every way possible with the Bloomington police and others who are conducting an intensive investigation and search for Lauren," McRobbie said.

"I have met with the parents, as has Provost Karen Hanson, and we both have pledged to them that IU will do all that we can to support them and to help find out what has happened to Lauren... We will continue to assist the family and the authorities in any way that we can."
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The university is distancing itself from the situation.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 04:33:16 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/man-with-spierer-on-night-she-disappeared-submits-dna-sample

Man with Spierer on night she disappeared submits DNA sample
Updated: Friday, 10 Jun 2011, 4:18 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 10 Jun 2011, 4:04 PM EDT

By: Jay Hermacinski
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - One of the people with IU student Lauren Spierer the night she disappeared has submitted to police requests for a DNA sample.

24-Hour News 8's Jay Hermacinski confirmed Friday that Corey Rossman voluntarily supplied a DNA sample. We've also learned other "persons of interest" have been asked to give samples as well.

24-Hour News 8 contacted Bloomington police department about the DNA sample collections. We have not heard back.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:40:18 PM
Indiana Daily Student:

Search for Lauren Spierer to air on America's Most Wanted on Sat. @NewsOnLaurenS. http://idsn.ws/kiJvIz


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 04:49:43 PM
From Fox News story today:
Port Valerie, please provide a link back to articles you post here. I searched and found the link and will post it this time. MB
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/10/police-focus-on-lakes-in-search-for-missing-indiana-student/

Okay. Sorry. The snipping icon is new to me. Will learn how to use it. Thanks.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 05:01:05 PM
Jesse Wolff's possessing picture was down but is now back up. It's like he's flaunting the possessiveness even now.

He has added one new friend since yesterday, Lauren Spierer Missing. (She was not on his friend list yesterday.)

His philosophy: "get busy livin' or get busy dyin'"

He lists himself as in the class of 2011.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174

Did he graduate this spring? Why is he still in Bloomington? Has he known her since high school? Did he not want to leave her at IU to have fun while he moved on to get a job? Did the friends at the apartment building tell him where Lauren had gone? Was he waiting for her in a car when she headed home?

People reveal a lot about themselves in their fb profiles. Another guy might have closed the page entirely when Lauren went missing. This guy is flaunting his role in the story.

Hmmm.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 10, 2011, 06:06:25 PM
Jesse Wolff's possessing picture was down but is now back up. It's like he's flaunting the possessiveness even now.

He has added one new friend since yesterday, Lauren Spierer Missing. (She was not on his friend list yesterday.)

His philosophy: "get busy livin' or get busy dyin'"

He lists himself as in the class of 2011.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174

Did he graduate this spring? Why is he still in Bloomington? Has he known her since high school? Did he not want to leave her at IU to have fun while he moved on to get a job? Did the friends at the apartment building tell him where Lauren had gone? Was he waiting for her in a car when she headed home?

People reveal a lot about themselves in their fb profiles. Another guy might have closed the page entirely when Lauren went missing. This guy is flaunting his role in the story.

Hmmm.


Good questions. He may have nothing to do with this at all, that pic did stand out to me. His arms are around her, with one hand on her rump and one blocking her front, it just says to me this is mine. It doesn't say, "I love this woman, I respect her, I care for her and and I care about her". I bet if he had a lawyer he would tell the boy to take that pic down.

Corey seems as though he is fully cooperating with everything. At this time I am not thinking he did anything to her. Just not setting off that hinkey meter


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 07:12:38 PM
Corey might be just an ordinary drinking college student, kind of hapless, doesn't know trouble when it bites him. His choice of attorney is unfortunate.

Maybe Lauren dropped her keys when boyfriend, who had been lurking and watching for her, pulled up and grabbed her and dragged her into his car. Cops don't know whether she lost the keys on the way to the apartment or on her way home from the apartment. I think she lost them on the way home; even drunk she probably wouldn't head home at that hour (no apartment staff on duty to let her in) if she had earlier lost her keys; she would just crash where she was.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 07:33:34 PM
Student's disappearance draws attention to underage drinking problems in Indiana college town

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-ap-us-missing-indiana-student,0,4366067.story

Student's disappearance draws attention to underage drinking problems in Indiana college town

DEANNA MARTIN Associated Press

4:18 p.m. CDT, June 10, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Nobel winners and award-winning business and music schools attract some of the world's brightest students to Indiana University. A reputation as one of the nation's top party schools attracts others.

Into this mix walked Lauren Spierer, a bubbly 20-year-old from Greenburgh, N.Y., with a flair for fashion who friends say was drawn to IU because she liked the school spirit and big campus. Spierer went missing last week after drinking with friends at one of the town's most popular bars. She was last seen walking home alone.

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Her disappearance highlights the danger drinking can present in college towns and calls to mind similar cases from elsewhere. Wisconsin police have never made an arrest in the 2007 slaying of 22-year-old Kelly Nolan, who disappeared after a night of bar-hopping near the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her body was found weeks later in a ditch south of the city.

Male students at Iowa State University, Middlebury College in Vermont and the University of California, Riverside also have gone missing after drinking, although in those cases their deaths were ruled accidental.

As police and volunteers continue their search for Spierer, questions have swirled about how a young woman who isn't even 5 feet tall got into a bar and served alcohol in a city that Indiana excise police patrol more regularly than any other place in the state.

Indiana University's nearly 2,000-acre campus about 50 miles south of Indianapolis is a picturesque mix of tree-lined paths and limestone buildings dating to the late 19th century. The school touts top-notch academic programs, but it's also consistently ranked as a top party school by the Princeton Review, earning the top spot in 2005 and consistently making the top 15 since then.

The city's nightlife centers on a main drag just steps from the stately campus, with bars and clubs offering live music and drink specials within easy walking distance. Students say they weren't surprised that Spierer felt comfortable walking to her apartment alone, even late at night.

"We usually take short walks for granted," said Anita Megha, a 22-year-old in optometry school. "We're not really used to this kind of stuff happening in Bloomington."

Police say Spierer spent the evening with friends at Kilroy's Sports Bar, a sprawling complex with a sand-covered outdoor beach area, rooftop deck and nightly drink specials that are so popular that lines to get in often stretch around the building. She left about 2:30 a.m., leaving her cell phone and shoes in the bar.

Police have said Spierer was last seen by a friend, who they did not name, as she walked to a corner near his apartment about 4:30 a.m. June 3.

They have dismissed media reports that Spierer was involved in a fight the night she vanished. An attorney for a friend who was with Spierer after she left the bar said his client was punched in the face by someone at her apartment complex.

Attorney Carl Salzmann said Corey Rossman doesn't know who punched him and doesn't remember the incident or what happened after.

But Salzmann said Rossman was not the last person to see Spierer. He said Spierer accompanied Rossman to his apartment after he was hit, his roommate put him to bed and she left. The roommate and others saw her hours later, the attorney said.

Rossman is cooperating with police, who have searched his Jeep Grand Cherokee and examined his credit card and cell phone records, Salzmann said. He said his client gave a DNA sample Friday. Police have said they are talking to 10 people "of interest" in the case but declined to call any suspects.

Officials at Kilroy's, where "missing" posters with Spierer's photograph now hang, won't say whether she was asked for identification to make sure she was of legal drinking age before she entered the bar.

Students in Bloomington say it's common for those who are underage to have fake IDs, and Travis Thickstun, the public information officer for the Indiana Excise Police, said about a third of the alcohol citations the force issues are for possession of a fake ID.

But it's not known whether Spierer had one. Police have said she was drinking but declined to elaborate. A police spokesman didn't immediately respond to a message inquiring whether she had a fake ID, and her friends have been reluctant to talk about the issue.

Campus officials and police have tried to curtail drinking, although it appears they've had little success.

IU students must take an online course about alcohol before enrolling, and students hear about the topic again at orientation, said Pete Goldsmith, the university's dean of students. IU has banned alcohol and drugs on university property, and its penalties for those who violate the policy include expulsion, referral for prosecution and completion of rehabilitation programs.

Thickstun said excise police check bars in Bloomington more than those in other cities because of a history of arrests and alcohol citations there. Bloomington and the surrounding county had the most alcohol tickets issued to individuals in 2008 — nearly 1,500, most of them in the city that's home to 40,000 college students and 70,000 permanent residents. In comparison, Indianapolis with nearly 786,000 residents and its surrounding county had only about 1,000 citations.

Yet Goldsmith said Bloomington is generally a safe place, and U.S. Department of Justice data back that up. The city reported no violent crimes in 2009, the last year for which information is available. Its police department has a motto on the side of its headquarters: A safe and civil city.

Until Spierer disappeared, most students shared that feeling and said they thought little of walking home by themselves after a night on the town.

"It hit close to home," said Michelle Slaughter, a 22-year-old criminal justice major. "We do the same thing that she does."

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Associated Press reporter Rick Callahan contributed to this story.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 10, 2011, 08:49:12 PM
Corey might be just an ordinary drinking college student, kind of hapless, doesn't know trouble when it bites him. His choice of attorney is unfortunate.

Maybe Lauren dropped her keys when boyfriend, who had been lurking and watching for her, pulled up and grabbed her and dragged her into his car. Cops don't know whether she lost the keys on the way to the apartment or on her way home from the apartment. I think she lost them on the way home; even drunk she probably wouldn't head home at that hour (no apartment staff on duty to let her in) if she had earlier lost her keys; she would just crash where she was.



The keys and purse could have been put there to throw off police?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 08:53:43 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28193965/detail.html

Mystery Permeates Week-Long Spierer Search
Few New Clues In Search For Missing IU Student

POSTED: 8:02 am EDT June 10, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer is now a week old, with not much new known about the investigation and with volunteer searchers vowing to trudge ahead.

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Several of the people who Spierer was with before her disappearance have been questioned, some repeatedly, including polygraph tests.

One of the few new nuggets of information Thursday surrounded an altercation at Smallwood Plaza that involved at least one person associated with Spierer in the hours before she was last seen.

Spierer was seen on surveillance video walking with Corey Rossman, who had been involved in an altercation, to his apartment.

Rossman's attorney, former Monroe County Prosecutor Carl Salzmann, said his client has no recollection of the fight, or events after that.

"There's been some significant details that the police were aware of recently, some things that I found out, some things that they've been told," Salzmann said. "I'm sure that they're going to follow that up, and I'm sure all the people involved are cooperating as best they can."

Police said Thursday that they are considering releasing surveillance video of Spierer walking on the morning of her disappearance, hoping it might spur more tips.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 10, 2011, 09:11:01 PM
A four-page article; very informative. (clip pages at the bottome to get to pages 2-4)

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110610/NEWS02/106100374/Police-obtain-DNA-from-Lauren-Spierer-s-companion-his-roommate?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Police obtain DNA from Lauren Spierer's companion and his roommate
Jun 10, 2011 
Written by
Shawn Cohen and Jonathan Bandler

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police investigating the disappearance of Lauren Spierer were given DNA samples Friday afternoon from Corey Rossman, the Indiana University student Spierer was with the morning she went missing, and his roommate, Mike Beth.

The two gave the samples at the police station.

Upon exiting with his lawyer, Rossman told reporters, "I was not the last person with her. That's all I can say. Sorry. I hope they find her as soon as possible. I am praying for her and her family."

Asked whether he had anything to do with her disappearance, Rossman said, "Absolutely not."
Ronald Chapman, a lawyer for Beth, said his client was re-interviewed by police Friday.

"There was no reason for him not to," said Chapman, who described it as a "wrap-up" interview and suggested police would have no further interest in talking to his client. He would not elaborate. He declined to comment on details of the investigation or reveal what his client said about Spierer's visit to the apartment.

The search for Spierer, 20, of Greenburgh, has drawn hundreds of volunteers, including her parents and sister and several of her classmates from Edgemont High School, where she graduated in 2009.

She was last seen on video with Rossman shortly after 3 a.m. June 3 after they left her apartment building. Jay Rosenbaum, a friend of Rossman's who lives in his building at 11th Street and North Morton Avenue less than half a mile from where Spierer lives, told police that he saw Spierer leave his building between 4:15 and 4:30 a.m. and turn the corner onto North College Avenue.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110610/NEWS02/106100341

 ::snipping::Both Spierer and Rossman had been charged with misdemeanor drinking offenses in Bloomington in the past. Both paid fines.

Rossman also paid a fine for a 2008 marijuana misdemeanor. ::snipping2::


 ::snipping::Salzmann said police have searched Rossman's Jeep Grand Cherokee, credit card records and cellphone, and that Rossman has cooperated with those searches.

He said Rossman had known Spierer for a "very short time." He did not elaborate.

Spierer's roommate, Hadar Tamir, said she and Spierer met him two weeks ago, through mutual friends, at the Indianapolis 500 race.

"We literally met him once," she said, as she and another friend who lives in their building, 20-year-old Amanda Roude of Chappaqua, were rejoining the search Thursday afternoon. She last saw Spierer about 12:30 a.m. June 3, Tamir said, in their apartment.

Roude said Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, 21, of Port Washington, Long Island, became worried the morning of June 3 after she did not respond to text messages he sent to her cellphone.

She had left her phone and her shoes in a bar before she disappeared.

"He was waiting for her to text him, to say, 'Come over and hang out,' " Roude said. "Jesse was really worried. He went to Hadar's class to get her key."

She said Wolff was not part of the circle of friends Spierer had been with the morning she disappeared.

"Her boyfriend loves her more than anyone in this world," Tamir said.

The lawyer said Spierer was seen by at least two other people after leaving that apartment, and that Rossman was not the witness police said saw Spierer rounding a corner on her way home. ::snipping2::

End of excerpt. Comment:

My red flag goes up on the "loves her more than anyone in this world" line. Maybe she left her phone at the bar on purpose, because boyfriend was hounding her with texts.






Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 10, 2011, 09:32:25 PM
PV - good observation about the boyfriend and her cell phone



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 10, 2011, 09:37:01 PM
Jesse Wolff's possessing picture was down but is now back up. It's like he's flaunting the possessiveness even now.

He has added one new friend since yesterday, Lauren Spierer Missing. (She was not on his friend list yesterday.)

His philosophy: "get busy livin' or get busy dyin'"

He lists himself as in the class of 2011.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174

Did he graduate this spring? Why is he still in Bloomington? Has he known her since high school? Did he not want to leave her at IU to have fun while he moved on to get a job? Did the friends at the apartment building tell him where Lauren had gone? Was he waiting for her in a car when she headed home?

People reveal a lot about themselves in their fb profiles. Another guy might have closed the page entirely when Lauren went missing. This guy is flaunting his role in the story.

Hmmm.


He went to high school in NY so they may very well have been friends or boyfriend/girlfriend in HS as well.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 10, 2011, 09:39:33 PM
A four-page article; very informative. (clip pages at the bottome to get to pages 2-4)

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110610/NEWS02/106100374/Police-obtain-DNA-from-Lauren-Spierer-s-companion-his-roommate?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Police obtain DNA from Lauren Spierer's companion and his roommate
Jun 10, 2011 
Written by
Shawn Cohen and Jonathan Bandler

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police investigating the disappearance of Lauren Spierer were given DNA samples Friday afternoon from Corey Rossman, the Indiana University student Spierer was with the morning she went missing, and his roommate, Mike Beth.

The two gave the samples at the police station.

Upon exiting with his lawyer, Rossman told reporters, "I was not the last person with her. That's all I can say. Sorry. I hope they find her as soon as possible. I am praying for her and her family."

Asked whether he had anything to do with her disappearance, Rossman said, "Absolutely not."
Ronald Chapman, a lawyer for Beth, said his client was re-interviewed by police Friday.

"There was no reason for him not to," said Chapman, who described it as a "wrap-up" interview and suggested police would have no further interest in talking to his client. He would not elaborate. He declined to comment on details of the investigation or reveal what his client said about Spierer's visit to the apartment.

The search for Spierer, 20, of Greenburgh, has drawn hundreds of volunteers, including her parents and sister and several of her classmates from Edgemont High School, where she graduated in 2009.

She was last seen on video with Rossman shortly after 3 a.m. June 3 after they left her apartment building. Jay Rosenbaum, a friend of Rossman's who lives in his building at 11th Street and North Morton Avenue less than half a mile from where Spierer lives, told police that he saw Spierer leave his building between 4:15 and 4:30 a.m. and turn the corner onto North College Avenue.

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Why have Rossman, Beth and Rosenbaum all retained lawyers if they are innocent?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 10, 2011, 09:46:40 PM
Jesse Wolff's myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/8764248

Everything is old on it though, like photos from 5 years ago etc.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 10, 2011, 10:05:00 PM
PV - good observation about the boyfriend and her cell phone



did a bar employee find the phone?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 10, 2011, 10:25:44 PM
It's being said that the boys in the apartment lobby, who got into an altercation with Corey Rossman, were friends of Lauren's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff. Wolff was texting her to find out where she was but she didn't respond. Let's say the friends were posted in the lobby to watch for her, while Jesse drove around to find her. The police should be able to track a cell phone call from the friends in the lobby to Jesse's cell phone right after the friends had located her.

Lauren and friends met Corey Rossman only one week before, at the Indy 500. Maybe he is like Nicole Simpson's Ron Goldman, a simply friendly guy who was drawn into the woman's complicated domestic situation innocently.







Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 10, 2011, 10:50:07 PM
It's being said that the boys in the apartment lobby, who got into an altercation with Corey Rossman, were friends of Lauren's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff. Wolff was texting her to find out where she was but she didn't respond. Let's say the friends were posted in the lobby to watch for her, while Jesse drove around to find her. The police should be able to track a cell phone call from the friends in the lobby to Jesse's cell phone right after the friends had located her.

Lauren and friends met Corey Rossman only one week before, at the Indy 500. Maybe he is like Nicole Simpson's Ron Goldman, a simply friendly guy who was drawn into the woman's complicated domestic situation innocently.






Thanks for the new information. I agree with your post on the scenario.
This is what I am thinking too. I think we might be looking at a jealous boyfriend here. A possible scenario: Jesse's friends are probably feverishly texting (the boyfriend) because Lauren is with some other guy they don't even know. Meanwhile, Jesse is fuming and the friends say we will kick his rear. They assault Corey, someone intervenes and breaks it up. Lauren escorts Corey back to his apartment. She leaves, and on the way back "Jesse" finds her. I really think we will have an arrest soon, jmo.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 10, 2011, 11:14:01 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-06-10-missing-IU-student_n.htm
Police: Still no signs of missing IU student
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Bloomington, Ind., police Friday morning conducted a checkpoint stop of 135 vehicles at an intersection near Spierer's apartment just off campus. Police asked motorists if they had been in the area about the same time last Friday hoping to find new witnesses.

Police also passed out fliers about the case to motorists. So far their efforts haven't yielded any new tips. Police said they may repeat the checkpoint approach but didn't specify when.

The search for Spierer on Thursday focused on southern Indiana lakes as her family announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.
Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker said divers returned to Lake Monroe for a second day to keep up a search he said was sparked by a tip. A search there Wednesday failed to turn up anything related to the disappearance.

Police are asking local businesses from the suspected area of Spierer's disappearance to share any surveillance video that may be available.
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Before Friday's news conference, Ernie Reno, a spokesman for Smallwood Apartments, where Spierer lived, said he handed 192 pages of key card logs over to police investigators. The logs detail every time a card was used to gain access to any of the building's estimated 12 entrances and two elevators during a 48-hour period, including the 24 hours before Spierer went missing.
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U.S. Marshals are assisting with the search that will continue through the weekend. The FBI also is helping Bloomington police with a tipline in preparation for Saturday's episode of America's Most Wanted, which police hope will result in a spike in tips.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 10, 2011, 11:56:04 PM
Wolff's Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174


I see Mr. Wolff is a fan of Dexter.  Not uncommon, just saying...  Now if she went out and was not answering her cell when Wolff called and his friend ran into her with Rossman and she escorted him home after he got punched and didn't head home til a while later then that could set an unstable/jealous BF off in a nano second!!!  I'll just bet the BF was riding around looking for her.  Will wait to see.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 11, 2011, 12:30:04 AM
How do we know he was still her boyfriend and they were not broken up or breaking up? Perhaps they were on the skids, she was talking with Corey and he was jealous. Crime of passion, the oldest of all. The way his hands were on her, he owned her....That pic I think tells a story. I wish there were others of them together.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 12:30:06 AM
A four-page article; very informative. (clip pages at the bottome to get to pages 2-4)

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110610/NEWS02/106100374/Police-obtain-DNA-from-Lauren-Spierer-s-companion-his-roommate?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Police obtain DNA from Lauren Spierer's companion and his roommate
Jun 10, 2011 
Written by
Shawn Cohen and Jonathan Bandler

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police investigating the disappearance of Lauren Spierer were given DNA samples Friday afternoon from Corey Rossman, the Indiana University student Spierer was with the morning she went missing, and his roommate, Mike Beth.

The two gave the samples at the police station.

Upon exiting with his lawyer, Rossman told reporters, "I was not the last person with her. That's all I can say. Sorry. I hope they find her as soon as possible. I am praying for her and her family."

Asked whether he had anything to do with her disappearance, Rossman said, "Absolutely not."
Ronald Chapman, a lawyer for Beth, said his client was re-interviewed by police Friday.

"There was no reason for him not to," said Chapman, who described it as a "wrap-up" interview and suggested police would have no further interest in talking to his client. He would not elaborate. He declined to comment on details of the investigation or reveal what his client said about Spierer's visit to the apartment.

The search for Spierer, 20, of Greenburgh, has drawn hundreds of volunteers, including her parents and sister and several of her classmates from Edgemont High School, where she graduated in 2009.

She was last seen on video with Rossman shortly after 3 a.m. June 3 after they left her apartment building. Jay Rosenbaum, a friend of Rossman's who lives in his building at 11th Street and North Morton Avenue less than half a mile from where Spierer lives, told police that he saw Spierer leave his building between 4:15 and 4:30 a.m. and turn the corner onto North College Avenue.

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Why have Rossman, Beth and Rosenbaum all retained lawyers if they are innocent?

So far, it seems that they are the last people to have seen Lauren before she disappeared.  Who has told the truth to the police?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 11, 2011, 12:33:25 AM
Wolff's Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174


I see Mr. Wolff is a fan of Dexter.  Not uncommon, just saying...  Now if she went out and was not answering her cell when Wolff called and his friend ran into her with Rossman and she escorted him home after he got punched and didn't head home til a while later then that could set an unstable/jealous BF off in a nano second!!!  I'll just bet the BF was riding around looking for her.  Will wait to see.

FWIW, Mr. Wolff's friend count is going up. Yesterday he had 1043 friends. Then he added Lauren Spierer Missing. Now he has 1049. Becoming a minor celebrity? Enjoying the media attention? So much like other psychopaths, OJ and JVDS to name just two. A decent boyfriend would have shut this page down days ago.





Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 11, 2011, 12:36:49 AM
It seems a few of us are on the same page? So if we are correct... A crime of passion committed at the hands of the jealous boyfriend. So if this is the case, he "loved" her, possessed her, she was his. so what does someone do in that case? Does he stash her? If so, where? Does he do the unthinkable? If so, where would he place her?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 11, 2011, 12:41:57 AM
Wolff's Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371840174


I see Mr. Wolff is a fan of Dexter.  Not uncommon, just saying...  Now if she went out and was not answering her cell when Wolff called and his friend ran into her with Rossman and she escorted him home after he got punched and didn't head home til a while later then that could set an unstable/jealous BF off in a nano second!!!  I'll just bet the BF was riding around looking for her.  Will wait to see.

FWIW, Mr. Wolff's friend count is going up. Yesterday he had 1043 friends. Then he added Lauren Spierer Missing. Now he has 1049. Becoming a minor celebrity? Enjoying the media attention? So much like other psychopaths, OJ and JVDS to name just two. A decent boyfriend would have shut this page down days ago.





He does have a lot of facebook friends, I noticed that too. I find it odd he has that pic of him and Lauren rather then the missing poster or something which would say she is missing.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 11, 2011, 12:42:08 AM
It seems a few of us are on the same page? So if we are correct... A crime of passion committed at the hands of the jealous boyfriend. So if this is the case, he "loved" her, possessed her, she was his. so what does someone do in that case? Does he stash her? If so, where? Does he do the unthinkable? If so, where would he place her?

Police are searching a particular lake and, I think, a quarry. The area south of Bloomington is very hilly, rustic, picturesque, very much like New England. Quarries are common because the area is known for its limestone.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 11, 2011, 12:45:18 AM
I hope they are checking places which have been "special" to them as a couple. Maybe a place they spent some time together? I bet if he placed her some place it is not far from him. Of course if he did this and given so little is known at this time, I have no idea if he is involved or not.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 12:52:51 AM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28200651/detail.html

Men Among Last To See Spierer Asked To Give DNA
'Persons Of Interest' In Missing Student Case Comply With Police Request

POSTED: 4:51 pm EDT June 10, 2011
UPDATED: 10:10 pm EDT June 10, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- At least two of the last people to see missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has provided a DNA sample to police.

Corey Rossman, who was seen on surveillance video walking with Spierer, 20, to his apartment last Friday morning, was asked by police to provide DNA, which he did voluntarily, said his attorney, former Monroe County Prosecutor Carl Salzmann.

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"We continue to cooperate with police, giving them any information that they are wanting, and we will continue to do so," Salzmann said.

Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, along with Rossman's roommate, Mike Beth, and Rossman's neighbor, Jay Rosenbaum, were also among those asked to provide DNA. Beth had complied with that request, 6News' Chance Walser reported. All four men have retained attorneys.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 11, 2011, 12:57:23 AM
I actually think it is a good idea they have attorneys, I would have had retained one for my son if he was in this spot. I also think it says a lot they are cooperating with requests made by investigators. jmo


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 01:29:24 AM
I actually think it is a good idea they have attorneys, I would have had retained one for my son if he was in this spot. I also think it says a lot they are cooperating with requests made by investigators. jmo

Agree.  Lauren was seen that night by her boyfried at the time of a confrontation; she went to Corey's apartment and his roommate, Mike, was there; and she supposedly went to Jay's apartment and he saw her leave the building.  jmo


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: yuknomenot on June 11, 2011, 03:25:33 AM
grace-land  Thank you for the info, I had looked at the maps but missed the proximity.  I have to agree with  Red that the story is fishy, especially now that her dad has said he didn't see any video of an altercation. 

Tracygirl Great question about who found the phone, if the finder wasn't a bar employee then the fishy factor increases greatly, IMO.

The overly possessive pose of that facebook photo is worrisome.  They don't look like they belong together, it seems so posed or forced.

IMO Corey giving his DNA is important and should help focus the investigation where it should be, on the BF and/or his friends.

Bloomington sounds like just about every other college town, to blame the bars is a copout and a distraction. Fake IDs are almost a rite of passage, doesn't necessarily make it right, but it does make it "normal". 

Why do the authorities these days think that withholding information from the public is the way to go?  Are they hiding evidence and protecting perpetrators?  Or is it an effort to maintain job security...being able to take credit?  Returning Lauren to her family is all that matters, how that happens is inconsequential. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 11, 2011, 08:47:54 AM
grace-land  Thank you for the info, I had looked at the maps but missed the proximity.  I have to agree with  Red that the story is fishy, especially now that her dad has said he didn't see any video of an altercation. 

Tracygirl Great question about who found the phone, if the finder wasn't a bar employee then the fishy factor increases greatly, IMO.

The overly possessive pose of that facebook photo is worrisome.  They don't look like they belong together, it seems so posed or forced.

IMO Corey giving his DNA is important and should help focus the investigation where it should be, on the BF and/or his friends.

Bloomington sounds like just about every other college town, to blame the bars is a copout and a distraction. Fake IDs are almost a rite of passage, doesn't necessarily make it right, but it does make it "normal". 

Why do the authorities these days think that withholding information from the public is the way to go?  Are they hiding evidence and protecting perpetrators?  Or is it an effort to maintain job security...being able to take credit?  Returning Lauren to her family is all that matters, how that happens is inconsequential. 


Great post and I am glad they are willing to give DNA samples but they do no good w/o a body.  I do hope they find her soon!!!  I would search where  Tracygirl suggested but if BF (or ex-bf) did it and him being a fan of Dexter then who knows.  Seems like LE is going about things the right way even thought we don't really know much from them.  I don't think it's a take credit issue or hiding.  If you have a good LE crew they know just how quick people lawyer up and don't want anyone to know which way they are going due to them wanting all the cooperation they can get openly.  We all know just how quick a lawyer can cement their clients mouth!  T. Horman, C. Anthony and the list goes on!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 11, 2011, 08:55:40 AM
http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/case.cfm?id=78395

This article from amw.com doesn't mention CR in an altercation at all?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 09:21:54 AM
I actually think it is a good idea they have attorneys, I would have had retained one for my son if he was in this spot. I also think it says a lot they are cooperating with requests made by investigators. jmo

Agree.  Lauren was seen that night by her boyfried at the time of a confrontation; she went to Corey's apartment and his roommate, Mike, was there; and she supposedly went to Jay's apartment and he saw her leave the building.  jmo


Let me clarify.  Her boyfriend is Jesse.  Her friends and Corey had a confrontation that night.  jmo


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 09:37:44 AM
With video

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-person-of-interest-denies-being-last-to-see-student-prior-to-disappearance-20110610,0,5738054.story

Person of interest denies being last to see student prior to disappearance
The young man believed to be the last person to have seen Lauren Spierer prior to her disappearance denied that allegation moments after giving Bloomington police a DNA sample Friday.

By Edward Moody
 
Fox59
 
9:47 p.m. EDT, June 10, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.—
The young man believed to be the last person to have seen Lauren Spierer prior to her disappearance denied that allegation moments after giving Bloomington police a DNA sample Friday.

"I was not the last person with her. That's all I can say," Rossman said.

Investigators said Rossman was with Spierer until they got to his apartment building at 11th and Morton.  One of their friends told police he watched Lauren leave the building on foot and make it to 11th and College Avenue.  It's the last place anyone says they saw Lauren but police cast doubt on that story.

"The last place that we can be totally confident she was is further south. Again, we're just going on various statements to place her at the more northern part," Lt. Bill Parker said.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 11, 2011, 12:57:28 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/11/ten-people-questioned-as-persons-interest-in-indiana-college-students/ (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/11/ten-people-questioned-as-persons-interest-in-indiana-college-students/)

Ten People Questioned as 'Persons of Interest' in Indiana College Student's Disappearance

Published June 11, 2011 | FoxNews.com

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Police say the boyfriend of a college student from Westchester who vanished at Indiana University was named "a person of interest."

Jesse Wolff, 21, the Long Island beau of missing Lauren Spierer, 20, is one of 10 people being looked at and is being "cooperative," Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker said Friday. Another student, Corey Rossman, submitted to a DNA swab, The New York Post reports.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/11/ten-people-questioned-as-persons-interest-in-indiana-college-students/#ixzz1OzH5U2rF
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(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2389/5821163885_5be1aa529a_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 11, 2011, 02:26:57 PM
From IU college newspaper, The Indiana Daily Student:

http://idsnews.com/news/headline.aspx

No new information from press conference, police are still persistent

Although there have been no significant developments in the case of missing IU student Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department said that does not mean it will lessen its investigation.
02:00 PM, Saturday

http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81881

Spierer search to air on television's America’s Most Wanted

The search for Lauren Spierer is about to get bigger.

Lauren’s case will be aired on America’s Most Wanted on Saturday. The Bloomington Police Department is bringing in a tip management program because they’ve been told there is usually an increase in tips after the program airs.

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Lt. Parker also said that Lauren's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, was among the persons of interest in the case.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 11, 2011, 05:11:16 PM
No idea if I am right or even on the right track but I am thinking Lauren and her boyfriend were on the outs. She became interested in this other guy which set in motion a crime of passion. Just my thought at the moment.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: sunshine12 on June 11, 2011, 05:58:27 PM
No idea if I am right or even on the right track but I am thinking Lauren and her boyfriend were on the outs. She became interested in this other guy which set in motion a crime of passion. Just my thought at the moment.

i agree  ::rhino::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 11, 2011, 06:52:02 PM
No idea if I am right or even on the right track but I am thinking Lauren and her boyfriend were on the outs. She became interested in this other guy which set in motion a crime of passion. Just my thought at the moment.

Very possible TG


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 11, 2011, 08:45:22 PM
No idea if I am right or even on the right track but I am thinking Lauren and her boyfriend were on the outs. She became interested in this other guy which set in motion a crime of passion. Just my thought at the moment.

Yes, jealousy could get quite out of control. They have retrieved Laurens phone. Are there are multiple and increasingly frenzied calls or texts from Jesse? Threatening? Why is this moving so slow?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 09:11:17 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28207681/detail.html

Spierer's Mom: 'Lauren Is With Me Everywhere'
Police Hope More Tips Will Pour In

POSTED: 4:58 pm EDT June 11, 2011
UPDATED: 6:13 pm EDT June 11, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The mother of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer is clinging to hope that her daughter will be found safe as the search moved into its second week.

Volunteers, family and friends said they're determined to find Spierer, who was last seen in the early-morning hours of June 3, blocks from her Smallwood Plaza apartment.

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Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters said police are hoping that Spierer's case being profiled on Fox's "America's Most Wanted" on Saturday will bring a fresh round of tips to an investigation that seems to have stagnated.

"We have a detective that has to go out to (Washington) D.C., to provide information about this particular case," Qualters said.

Police said they have received some additional surveillance video from businesses in the area Spierer was last seen, but they aren't saying what it showed.

Meanwhile, search parties are still being launched daily, and volunteers are pledging not to give up hope.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 09:24:53 PM
http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-atlanta/missing-iu-student-to-be-featured-on-america-s-most-wanted-tonight


Missing IU student to be featured on 'America's Most Wanted' tonight
June 11, 2011 8:05 pm ET .
Radell Smith

Lauren Spierer went missing slightly more than a week ago and while police have acknowleded they have 'persons of interest' in the case, the Indiana University student remains missing and no suspect has been arrested. USA Today reports that "America's Most Wanted" will profile the case on television tonight at 9 p.m. in an effort to produce new leads and tips regarding Lauren's known activities and whereabouts during the early morning hours of June 3.

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Continue reading on Examiner.com Missing IU student to be featured on 'America's Most Wanted' tonight - Atlanta Crime | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-atlanta/missing-iu-student-to-be-featured-on-america-s-most-wanted-tonight#ixzz1P1Ke73Ag



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 09:32:56 PM
They featured the Lauren case for a new minutes.  ::MonkeyMad::

Did anyone else hear this comment:  "Her appearance may have been altered"?



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 11, 2011, 09:47:35 PM
They featured the Lauren case for a new minutes.  ::MonkeyMad::

Did anyone else hear this comment:  "Her appearance may have been altered"?



Yes, I heard that. One of the police sources made that comment one time, earlier in the week. I don't think it reflects what the police are currently thinking. They're looking in lakes and reservoirs, not for a kidnapped girl.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 09:52:20 PM
They featured the Lauren case for a new minutes.  ::MonkeyMad::

Did anyone else hear this comment:  "Her appearance may have been altered"?



Yes, I heard that. One of the police sources made that comment one time, earlier in the week. I don't think it reflects what the police are currently thinking. They're looking in lakes and reservoirs, not for a kidnapped girl.

Thanks, Port Valerie!  It's a shame that that statement was part of the program if it's "old" news.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 11, 2011, 09:59:06 PM
They featured the Lauren case for a new minutes.  ::MonkeyMad::

Did anyone else hear this comment:  "Her appearance may have been altered"?



Yes, I heard that. One of the police sources made that comment one time, earlier in the week. I don't think it reflects what the police are currently thinking. They're looking in lakes and reservoirs, not for a kidnapped girl.

Yes, a shame if that one line brings in tips about small college-age girls of almost any description.


Thanks, Port Valerie!  It's a shame that that statement was part of the program if it's "old" news.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 11, 2011, 10:28:59 PM
http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer-criminal-profiling-and-victimology-report

Missing IU student Lauren Spierer: Criminal profiling and victimology report
June 11, 2011 1:54 pm ET
Radell Smith
Criminal Profiles Examiner

Spierer, 20, has been missing a week and police have now zeroed in on several ‘Persons of Interest’ in the ongoing missing person investigation, according to Fox News. A criminal profile and victimology report can aid law enforcement determine who of the candidates are the most likely to have played a role in her disappearance.

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Criminal profile and victimology report

Lauren Spierer would be considered a high-risk victim in her disappearance case and investigation. This is due to the facts surrounding her disappearance: She was in an intoxicated state according to friends, and so much so that she left behind personal items, including her shoes and cell phone, at a bar she had frequented. In addition, she had a boyfriend, but it was another male friend who she went to her apartment with, and then on to his apartment, allegedly.

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Continue reading on Examiner.com Missing IU student Lauren Spierer: Criminal profiling and victimology report - National Criminal Profiles | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer-criminal-profiling-and-victimology-report#ixzz1P1aklEQL



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 11, 2011, 11:16:37 PM
Good article, Grace-L. Thanks.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 12, 2011, 12:12:25 AM
Good article, Grace-L. Thanks.

YW, Port Valerie.  I plan to reread it in order to gain some more insight on criminal profiling.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 12, 2011, 02:41:20 AM
Tim Miller and Equusearch are coming to search for Lauren!  ::MonkeyDance::


http://www.wthr.com/story/14888774/missing-coeds-case-getting-national-exposure

Missing Coed's case getting national exposure
Updated: Jun 11, 2011 11:19 PM CDT
By Richard Essex

Bloomington - Police hope national exposure generates new leads in the disappearance of I-U student Lauren Spierer.

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The volunteers will be joined by a professional search group from Texas,  Equusearch. They have assisted in more than 12--hundred searches..

"We certainly don't have any promises except that we will bring in the best stuff that we feel will be an asset to the search efforts," said Equusearch founder Tim Miller.

Equusearch is expected to start work Monday morning..


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 08:20:55 AM
For the record: sunrise in Indianapolis is at 6:16 am today. Would have been a few minutes later nine days ago on June 3.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 12, 2011, 09:40:07 AM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-specialized-search-team-in-bloomington-to-help-find-lauren-spierer-20110612,0,4153146.story

Specialized search team in Bloomington to help find Lauren Spierer

A lot of manpower and resources have been going towards the search for Lauren Spierer, and now a specialized search team is in Bloomington.

By Ann Keil Fox59

7:41 a.m. EDT, June 12, 2011
Bloomington, Ind—

A lot of manpower and resources have been going towards the search for Lauren Spierer, and now a specialized search team is in Bloomington.

Private search group Texas EquuSearch came at the request of Spierers' parents and authorities involved in the case.

"I think there is a lot of strength in numbers, and there has been a lot of numbers," said Texas EquuSearch founder and director Tim Miller.

The search and rescue group will be bringing some of the most advanced technology available to Bloomington beginning Sunday.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 12, 2011, 09:42:42 AM
http://texasequusearch.org/2011/06/missing-lauren-spierer-20-yrs-bloomington-in-060311/ (http://texasequusearch.org/2011/06/missing-lauren-spierer-20-yrs-bloomington-in-060311/)

Missing: Lauren Spierer, 20 Yrs., Bloomington, IN, 06/03/11

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by smckinney in Active Cases, Featured Articles, Missing Persons

06/10/11 — Tim Miller, Founder and Director of Texas EquuSearch, will be traveling to Bloomington, IN on Saturday, June 6, 2011 to meet with law enforcement and family members regarding a search for Lauren Spierer.
 ::snipping2::


Note the date error but I'm glad to see he's going. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 05:54:30 PM
http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81889

6th press briefing: Persons of interest compliant

By Sarah Brubeck | IDS

POSTED AT 01:41 PM ON Jun. 12, 2011  (UPDATED AT 01:50 PM ON Jun. 12, 2011)
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Lauren Spierer’s mother Charlene said she wakes up every day and asks herself what do I want to accomplish today.  

“I want to say to the person who has Lauren or has harmed Lauren: Shame on you! In relationship to that, the person who knows this person who’s not coming forward with the information, I beg you to come forward.”

She also spoke to her daughter at Sunday morning’s press conference saying, “Lauren, I love you with all my heart and soul…I am here for you 100 percent. I will never leave you. I love you with all my heart, and I need you back.”

She also told her daughter that she doesn’t want her appearance of despair to mean that she’s not as strong or as determined as ever.

Sunday is the tenth day that 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer has been missing. America’s Most Wanted aired Lauren’s case Saturday night.

Although it only lasted a few minutes in the hour-long show, the Bloomington Police Department received between 30 to 40 tips from 9 p.m. when the show aired to 3 a.m. Sunday morning. BPD Capt. Joe Qualters said they expect tips to continue to come in for at least 24 hours after the show aired.

“We are very hopeful we’ll finally get that phone call to find Lauren,” Qualters said.
Qualters also said that every person of interest BPD has interviewed has been compliant, but there are still persons of interest that BPD has not spoken with.
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Edit to snip article.  We can only post the link and partial article.  MB



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 12, 2011, 06:35:35 PM
A two-page article.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110612/NEWS02/106120426/Spierer-search-continues-Sunday-police-still-haven-t-spoken-some-persons-interest-?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Spierer search continues, police still haven't spoken to some "persons of interest"
Jun 12, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police said today that some of the 10 "persons of interest" who interacted with college student Lauren Spierer the morning she disappeared have yet to speak with authorities, despite efforts to contact them.

"There are indications that individuals not available will make themselves available," Capt. Joe Qualters said at a media briefing. "There's nobody at this point that we can prevent from leaving this community. We certainly cannot compel anyone to come in and speak with us."

Qualters, meanwhile, revealed that Jesse Wolff, Spierer's boyfriend, was the one who walked into the police station the afternoon of June 3 and reported her disappearance.

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Several students who saw Rossman in the period after Spierer vanished questioned the "memory loss," saying he had no bruising or redness to his face that would support the claim.

"Supposedly he had that big altercation, but he didn't look like anything happened to him," said senior Chris Malone, who saw Corey the next morning, June 4.

Rossman was outside his apartment, asking Malone if he'd seen Spierer.
"What's up boys?" Malone quoted Rossman as telling him. "Did you happen to see a little blond girl?"

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 12, 2011, 08:36:26 PM
Two-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110612/NEWS02/106120429/Lauren-Spierer-s-roommate-shares-details-night-before-her-disappearance?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer's roommate shares details of night before her disappearance
Jun 12, 2011
Written by
Shawn Cohen

Hadar Tamir, Lauren Spierer's college roommate, shared new details Sunday about the morning her roommate went missing.

She said she was with her roommate for much of the previous day and remained with her until shortly after midnight the morning of June 3.

They were "just hanging out" in a friend's apartment down the hall at Smallwood Plaza around 12:30 a.m., when Spierer left.
That's shortly before Spierer went to a bar and met fellow student Corey Rossman.

Indianapolis 500. Tamir was also at the auto race, as was Rossman's roommate, Mike Beth, and Jay Rosenbaum, a mutual friend who lives elsewhere in Rossman's building.

Rosenbaum was the one who introduced them, Tamir said.

"I've been good friends with Jay since our freshman year," she said, and added "we always used to be at his apartment last year."
Tamir said she's not certain what Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, was doing early June 3.

"From what he told me, he was watching the basketball game at his house and was then supposed to come over to hang out with Lauren," Tamir said.

But Spierer left her phone at the bar.

"She could no longer get in contact with (Wolff), so he never came out," Tamir said. "He ended up just sleeping at his house."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 10:37:36 PM
Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110612/PROMO/110612006/Police-haven-t-questioned-all-persons-interest-Spierer-case?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

Police haven't questioned all the persons of interest
1:42 PM, Jun. 12, 2011

More than a week after Lauren Spierer's disappearance, Bloomington police have yet to interview all of the persons of interest in the case, officials revealed Sunday.

In an often-combative session with the media Sunday afternoon, Police Capt. Joe Qualters suggested some people involved in the case may have left the city before investigators had a chance to question them.

"There's no one we can keep from leaving the community," Qualters said. "No one's under arrest, no one's a suspect. There's no one we can compelling to come in to talk to us."

Qualters refused to say how many people have yet to be interviewed by police or have been asked to submit DNA samples. Police have refused to discuss specific individuals connected to the case or share much of the evidence collected, including video footage of Spierer hours before she disappeared.

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No body, no case, no problem, what's all the fuss about?




Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 10:46:34 PM
http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81889

6th press briefing: Spierer search continues, persons of interest comply

By Sarah Brubeck | IDS

POSTED AT 01:41 PM ON Jun. 12, 2011  (UPDATED AT 09:21 PM ON Jun. 12, 2011)

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America’s Most Wanted aired Lauren’s case Saturday night.Although it only lasted a few minutes in the hour-long show, the Bloomington Police Department received between 30 to 40 tips from 9 p.m. when the show aired to 3 a.m. Sunday morning. BPD Capt. Joe Qualters said they expect tips to continue to come in for at least 24 hours after the show aired.
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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 12, 2011, 10:54:58 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110612/NEWS02/106120429/Lauren-Spierer-s-roommate-shares-details-night-before-her-disappearance?odyssey=nav%7Chead

"Jesse was texting Lauren the next day to see where she was, but he got no answer because the bar had her phone," Tamir said. "After a few texts, the bar texted Jesse back saying your friend left her phone here, tell her to come get it."
Tamir said that's when Wolff contacted her and one of her girlfriends, "asking us if we heard from her."
"We both said we didn't," she said, "and I was in class so he asked me if he could come get my key from me just to check if she was still sleeping in the apartment because it was around 2 p.m. then, and we all sleep late."
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Does anyone else find this strange? Why would he need a key? Why not just knock on the door? Why would he want to check if she was sleeping if they all sleep late? Then after not finding her at the apartment his next thought is to go to the police? Sort of jumping the gun in my opinion. It as the early afternoon.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 10:58:59 PM
From the same news story Grace-land quoted above:

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110612/NEWS02/106120429/Lauren-Spierer-s-roommate-shares-details-night-before-her-disappearance?odyssey=nav|head

Lauren Spierer's roommate shares details of night before her disappearance
Jun 12, 2011

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Tamir said that's when Wolff contacted her and one of her girlfriends, "asking us if we heard from her."

"We both said we didn't," she said, "and I was in class so he asked me if he could come get my key from me just to check if she was still sleeping in the apartment because it was around 2 p.m. then, and we all sleep late."

After fetching the key, Wolff went to Smallwood and "got into my apartment," Tamir said.

Spierer wasn't there, "and that's when we all realized she was missing and it became a whole lot more serious," she said.

Police today said Wolff went to the police station to report Spierer missing. However, Tamir said two friends — Sara and Amanda Roude, a student from Chappaqua — went there to fill out a missing person's report.

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If the boyfriend Jesse Wolff turns out to be a suspect, I will assume that he went to Lauren's apartment to clean up some loose ends such as evidence of his anger, jealousy, and control issues.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 12, 2011, 10:59:54 PM
Also, he was alone in Laurens apartment when he needed the key to go check on her because supposedly, knocking on the door would not work? hmmmm something is not sounding right. To me it sounds like he wanted to get in there, not that he wanted to check on her, for that he would not need a key.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 12, 2011, 11:04:20 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-surveillance-video-fixes-time-when-lauren-spierer-last-spotted-20110612,0,7227876.story

Missing student's keys found
Surveillance video fixes time when Lauren Spierer last spotted
Russ McQuaid
 Fox59
 9:04 p.m. EDT, June 12, 2011

Bloomington—
Bloomington Police confirmed information first reported by Fox59 News last week about evidence discovered in the investigation of the disappearance of an IU coed.
 
Captain Joseph Qualters told reporters that Lauren Spierer's keys were found on the railing of an apartment building near where she was last spotted early on the morning of June 3rd and surveillance cameras may provide important clues as to the young woman's disappearance.
 
"We have information from that video that again gives us an indication not only of the direction (of her travel) but the activities that have taken place from where that video shows," said Qualters who told reporters that surveillance cameras in the vicinity of 10th Street and College Avenue and adjoining alleys may show Spierer walking from her Smallwood Plaza apartment building to 5 North Townhomes at 11th Street and Morton Avenue.
 
"I believe that was in the area of 3:15, 3:30," said Qualters. "That would be somewhere north of 10th Street."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 11:05:20 PM
I don't suppose the apartment has been sealed since then or searched in any meaningful way? Just beer and pizza as usual with all the other students dropping in as they please?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 11:15:23 PM
Did Jesse also pick up the phone at the restaurant, before or after he got into the apartment? If so, he probably erased some of the angry text messages he sent the night before. Ditto for cleaning up emails and so forth on her computer inside the apartment. I hope the BPD thinks about retrieving those messages from the phone and internet providers ... but BPD is not looking real sharp right now.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 12, 2011, 11:17:22 PM
Couldn't agree with the both of you Port Valerie and Tracygirl more!  He could have found letters, taken a laptop or worse...removed the hard drive from anything!  I'd leave class to go check on my friend if I could or the minute it was over or send security or another girl, not this BF!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 12, 2011, 11:21:47 PM
OT Port Val, please don't say your location but are you in the panhandle? 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 12, 2011, 11:29:54 PM
OT Port Val, please don't say your location but are you in the panhandle? 

No, on the Atlantic side. You?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 12, 2011, 11:52:09 PM
Gulf, I'm between two bases one AF and one Navy that will narrow it quickly!!!!  The redneck area!  lol lol


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 13, 2011, 01:19:09 AM
I thought her keys were found in an allyway? Isn't that what we heard? I am getting the feeling certain details have been mixed up by the press trying to get information out without checking first.

I have to believe her BF looks as obvious to the police as it appears to us.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 01:31:31 AM
Interesting analysis of the statements made by Lauren's friend and roommate.


http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/what-lauren-spierer-s-friend-and-roommate-is-telling-us

What Lauren Spierer’s friend and roommate is telling us
June 12, 2011 8:47 pm ET
Radell Smith
Criminal Profiles Examiner

Profilers have to listen very carefully to what a witness does and does not say, and missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer’s friend Hadar Tamir is giving us a lot of clues about the day Lauren went missing and the events that followed, according to The Journal news.

Lauren Spierer's roommate Hadar is now sharing information about the period leading up to – and immediately following – her roommate Lauren’s disappearance that could literally break the case, if the right questions are asked of her and others.

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Victimization profile

The best way for police to get to the bottom of Lauren Spierer’s disappearance lies in conversations with those who were closest to her and knew her habits and personality best – as well as those who are also close to the investigation.

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Understanding how Lauren would have responded to situations that occurred – sober or under the influence – and what would have been out of character for her is critical for investigators to anticipate what might have happened to her that night, and to tell if what they are told by witnesses is plausible or not. In another missing college girl case, Jenni-Lyn Watson, it was the enterprising work of Jenni-Lyn's boyfriend's friends that led to his arrest in her disappearance and murder. Lauren Spierer's friends -- and the associates and friends of all involved -- undoubtedly can help in the successful resolution of her case as well.

Continue reading on Examiner.com What Lauren Spierer’s friend and roommate is telling us - National Criminal Profiles | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/what-lauren-spierer-s-friend-and-roommate-is-telling-us#ixzz1P89PSCC6



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 13, 2011, 01:45:28 AM
I thought her keys were found in an allyway? Isn't that what we heard? I am getting the feeling certain details have been mixed up by the press trying to get information out without checking first.

I have to believe her BF looks as obvious to the police as it appears to us.

Yes, they have to have an eye on him. Looks like the family does: the boyfriend is not standing with the parents in any of their interviews.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 01:45:45 AM
I thought her keys were found in an allyway? Isn't that what we heard? I am getting the feeling certain details have been mixed up by the press trying to get information out without checking first.

I have to believe her BF looks as obvious to the police as it appears to us.

Information is coming from different people and media; official news from the police might be the most accurate.  The police said that "the keys were found on the railing of an apartment building where she was last spotted..."  I guess that some of the information is coming out before the police hold their press conference?
 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 13, 2011, 02:07:57 AM
Perhaps the railing is near the ally or leading to the ally or outlining the ally? I suppose both reports can be correct?



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 13, 2011, 02:13:28 AM
Perhaps the railing is near the ally or leading to the ally or outlining the ally? I suppose both reports can be correct?



Both reports could be correct if the keys were dropped in an alley or along the street and some neighborly person found them and put them on the railing where the owner could come back and see them. That would be conventional in a college town, I think. The report doesn't say whether this is a ground level railing.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 02:15:08 AM
http://www.wthr.com/story/14891050/police-may-have-new-leads-in-the-disappearance-of-lauren-spierer

Police may have new leads in the disappearance of Lauren Spierer
Updated: Jun 13, 2011 12:35 AM CDT
By Richard Essex - bio

BLOOMINGTON - There are new developments to report in the disappearance of 20-year-old Lauren Spierer. Bloomington Police say they have video of Spierer in an alley, but they won't say if she  walking alone or with another person.

Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters said, "I'm not going to get into specifics about what we have seen at this point. We have talked about the video we have received and we are not going to release it or talk about it."

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Police have asked the volunteers to start looking down, go through the grass and the dirt . So far, searchers have turned up a woman's bra and part of a cell phone. Police have taken both.

The search for her has turned up little. In an interview with NBC Sunday afternoon, her parents say they are still hoping for the best but preparing otherwise.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 13, 2011, 02:19:05 AM
Gulf, I'm between two bases one AF and one Navy that will narrow it quickly!!!!  The redneck area!  lol lol

Oooh, hurricane territory. You get more, worse ones too, than we do.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 13, 2011, 02:34:45 AM
Missing student's keys found
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It is believed Spierer was accompanied by Corey Rossman who lives at 5 North Townhomes. A witness told Fox 59 News that Rossman was punched during a confrontation in the 5th floor elevator lobby of Spierer's apartment building at approximately 2:45 a.m. That confrontation was with a group of friends of Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff. Rossman's attorney, Carl Salzmann, told Fox 59 News that his client has no memory of the fight but was told that Spierer walked him home and turned him over to his roommate Mike Beth. Salzmann said Beth claims he put Rossman to bed while Spierer asked him if he wanted to party. Salzmann said when Beth demured, Spierer left Rossman's apartment to visit Jay Rosenbaum, a mutual friend, two doors down. Rosenbaum told police Spierer left at approximately 4:30 a.m. to walk home and he last saw her near 11th Street and College Avenue. ::MonkeyShocked::
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Sources indicate to Fox59 News that Wolff is at his parents' home in Port Washington, New York, though Bloomington police are confident that all persons of interest, even those currently not in Bloomington, will voluntarily agree to give statements to investigators.
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Confronted outside their apartment Sunday, Corey Rossman and Mike Beth denied their identities to Fox59 News, then complained that media coverage of the investigation was ruining their life. Rossman complained that while his vehicle was parked in a public parking that Fox59 News was violating his privacy and Beth threatened to call Bloomington police. Rossman then drove away. ::MonkeyShocked::

 http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-surveillance-video-fixes-time-when-lauren-spierer-last-spotted-20110612,0,7227876.story (http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-surveillance-video-fixes-time-when-lauren-spierer-last-spotted-20110612,0,7227876.story)

Rossman and Beth sound like self absorbed little punks, imo.....no concern whatsoever about Lauren, just worried about their own azz ::MonkeyMad::

 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 13, 2011, 07:50:07 AM
I guess I had not noticed that she left Rossmans' and went to the apt of Rosenbaum and he is the one who states she left at approx 4:30 and HE saw her leave after trying to get her to stay.  He didn't help her get home either!  If their is video of her on her way home then I think some unknown perp grabbed her or the BF (or ex-BF) found her walking and really wanted to know why she was out with other guys and at their home.  She may not have considered him her BF at that moment but judging from the way HIS friend had an altercation with Rossman whom she was with, he might have believed she was still his 'property'!  I say put BF in check!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 13, 2011, 07:53:57 AM
Gulf, I'm between two bases one AF and one Navy that will narrow it quickly!!!!  The redneck area!  lol lol

Oooh, hurricane territory. You get more, worse ones too, than we do.

Yep, but this area weathers them well.  Besides that, we have sugar sand beaches!!!!     ::MonkeyTongue::       ::piggy::        ::monkeywine2::

Just joshing with ya!  Welcome!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 13, 2011, 07:58:41 AM
I guess I had not noticed that she left Rossmans' and went to the apt of Rosenbaum and he is the one who states she left at approx 4:30 and HE saw her leave after trying to get her to stay.  He didn't help her get home either!  If their is video of her on her way home then I think some unknown perp grabbed her or the BF (or ex-BF) found her walking and really wanted to know why she was out with other guys and at their home.  She may not have considered him her BF at that moment but judging from the way HIS friend had an altercation with Rossman whom she was with, he might have believed she was still his 'property'!  I say put BF in check!


I forgot to add that this guy is Lauren's roommate Hadar's friend.  I don't like that she didn't come home after being with her very late and her not saying she even checked on her.  Something sound a little hinky there too.  I know Hadar isn't responsible for Lauren but I just wouldn't let someone go out with guys she just met only once and not worry when she didn't come home, just sayin'.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 12:37:56 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/video-may-hold-new-details-in-search-for-lauren-spierer

Video may hold new details in search for Lauren Spierer
Police seeking vehicle seen on video
Updated: Monday, 13 Jun 2011, 12:24 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 13 Jun 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Bloomington Police may soon reveal some of the details they’ve gathered from security camera footage in their investigation into the disappearance of Lauren Spierer.

“There is a vehicle that has come to our attention,” Captain Joe Qualters said as he explained that the department is waiting on enhancement of the video that shows “a vehicle or a couple of vehicles” in hopes of being able to identify the drivers.

“That is not to say that …this person is responsible for Lauren’s disappearance. This person is not to be identified as suspect vehicle,” Qualters explained. Detectives rather, hope the driver or drivers may have seen something that could generate new leads.

Police would not say when the video would be available.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 12:48:32 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110613/NEWS02/106130334/Police-Video-shows-vehicle-area-when-student-vanished?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Police saying little about case of missing IU student
11:23 AM, Jun. 13, 2011
Written by
Robert Annis

12:24 PM -- Police: Video may show vehicle

Bloomington police were enchaining a video that shows at least one car in the area when IU student Lauren Spierer disappeared, a spokesman said today.

The video may show one or two cars, Capt Capt. Joe Qualter told reporters. The drivers are not necessarily suspects, but may have some information about the sophomore's disappearance early June 10 after drinking with friends.

Police hope to release the video to the public to stir up new clues in the case. Investigators hope further video analysis will show a distinctive marking to the vehicles. Police worry that a vague image will prompt tips of little value, Qualter said.

Qualter also told reporters not to cling to the idea that there are 10 persons of interest. That number was used at an early news conference and it can change daily.

Robert and Charlene Spierer continued their practice of briefing reporters about their daughter's disappearance.

Charlene Spierer pleaded with anyone with information about their daughter to set aside any fears and contact police. "What are you waiting for?" she asked at the police department briefing. "What are you waiting for?"

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: San on June 13, 2011, 12:54:32 PM
TV show generates 40 tips in search for missing college student Lauren Spierer


By LEONARD GREENE
Last Updated: 7:17 AM, June 13, 2011
Posted: 1:53 AM, June 13, 2011

A two-minute "America's Most Wanted" segment on a Westchester student missing from Indiana University has generated nearly 40 tips, authorities said yesterday.

But police investigating the disappearance of Lauren Spierer said they were still no closer to solving the mystery.

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Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tv_sparks_co_ed_tips_ne3hNSviQKzAIfwt1ns1IL#ixzz1PAxMh6v8


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Lovinlife on June 13, 2011, 01:24:23 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110613/NEWS02/106130352/Lauren-Spierer-Cops-acknowledge-rumor-missing-student-OD-d?odyssey=nav%7Chead

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police for the first time today acknowledged that they have received information that college student Lauren Spierer may have overdosed on cocaine and that the student or students who were with her panicked and disposed of her body.

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters was asked by a reporter about these "rumors" during a morning media conference.

His reply: "Have we heard information along those lines? Absolutely."

But he said detectives have not ruled that, or any other possibility, out in their investigation into the missing student.

"It's absolutely critical for us to be open minded," he said. "There is no shortage of information coming in."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 01:27:19 PM
TV show generates 40 tips in search for missing college student Lauren Spierer


By LEONARD GREENE
Last Updated: 7:17 AM, June 13, 2011
Posted: 1:53 AM, June 13, 2011

A two-minute "America's Most Wanted" segment on a Westchester student missing from Indiana University has generated nearly 40 tips, authorities said yesterday.

But police investigating the disappearance of Lauren Spierer said they were still no closer to solving the mystery.

 ::snipping2::

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tv_sparks_co_ed_tips_ne3hNSviQKzAIfwt1ns1IL#ixzz1PAxMh6v8


Thank you, San.  It was a very short segment, but at least it got the news out nationally about Lauren.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: sunshine12 on June 13, 2011, 01:35:27 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110613/NEWS02/106130352/Lauren-Spierer-Cops-acknowledge-rumor-missing-student-OD-d?odyssey=nav%7Chead

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police for the first time today acknowledged that they have received information that college student Lauren Spierer may have overdosed on cocaine and that the student or students who were with her panicked and disposed of her body.

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters was asked by a reporter about these "rumors" during a morning media conference.

His reply: "Have we heard information along those lines? Absolutely."

But he said detectives have not ruled that, or any other possibility, out in their investigation into the missing student.

"It's absolutely critical for us to be open minded," he said. "There is no shortage of information coming in."

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wow thats an interesting rumor.  i don't know why they wouldn't just call 9-1-1 unless there was fear of them getting in trouble because cocaine is obviously illegal.  i'm suprised the police even acknowledged that


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: islandmonkey on June 13, 2011, 04:51:54 PM
Gulf, I'm between two bases one AF and one Navy that will narrow it quickly!!!!  The redneck area!  lol lol

Been following this case and heartbroken but too busy to comment or ask questions..BUT, melisb, I knew you were in FL but by that description you have to be VERY close to me, and IIRC Samarie is just North of me, all in the redneck riviera.

What are y'all thinking about the BF?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 13, 2011, 06:01:53 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110613/NEWS02/106130352/Lauren-Spierer-Cops-acknowledge-rumor-missing-student-OD-d?odyssey=nav%7Chead

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police for the first time today acknowledged that they have received information that college student Lauren Spierer may have overdosed on cocaine and that the student or students who were with her panicked and disposed of her body.

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters was asked by a reporter about these "rumors" during a morning media conference.

His reply: "Have we heard information along those lines? Absolutely."

But he said detectives have not ruled that, or any other possibility, out in their investigation into the missing student.

"It's absolutely critical for us to be open minded," he said. "There is no shortage of information coming in."

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wow thats an interesting rumor.  i don't know why they wouldn't just call 9-1-1 unless there was fear of them getting in trouble because cocaine is obviously illegal.  i'm suprised the police even acknowledged that

the way I read it was LE is not ruling anything out, even rumors. I suppose that is possible, she did have a heart condition.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 13, 2011, 06:05:56 PM
Gulf, I'm between two bases one AF and one Navy that will narrow it quickly!!!!  The redneck area!  lol lol

Been following this case and heartbroken but too busy to comment or ask questions..BUT, melisb, I knew you were in FL but by that description you have to be VERY close to me, and IIRC Samarie is just North of me, all in the redneck riviera.

What are y'all thinking about the BF?

I think it is interesting he is out of state and LE commented on they can't make anyone stay in town. Did they question him? I am sort of taking it as they didn't because LE is quoted as stating they are sure even those out of the area will volunteer to give statements, but perhaps I missed something.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 13, 2011, 06:11:38 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81901

Who's who in the Lauren Spierer Case
IDS | June 12, 2011


Editor's Note: The following is a list of the most prominent individuals involved with the Bloomington Police Department's investigation of missing IU student Lauren Spierer.



Lauren Spierer

A 20-year-old IU junior from Scarsdale, N.Y. who went missing last Friday morning. She was last seen at 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue.

Robert Spierer

The father of Lauren Spierer. Lauren’s parents flew in from New York early Saturday morning, June 4 to look for their daughter. They have been searching ever since.

Charlene Spierer

The mother of Lauren Spierer.

Rebecca Spierer

The older sister of Lauren Spierer. She has been in Bloomington since several days after Lauren’s disappearance.

Rabbi Sue Laikin Silberberg

Executive Director of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center. She was an early leader in organizing volunteer searches and was frequently seen at the side of Lauren’s parents in the days after their arrival in Bloomington.

Lt. Bill Parker

A lead investigator from the Bloomington Police Department for the Lauren Spierer case.

Captain Joe Qualters

The BPD spokesperson for the Lauren Spierer case since he returned from out of town a few days after Lauren’s disappearance.

Jesse Wolff

IU student and Lauren Spierer’s boyfriend. Lt. Bill Parker said he was considered a person of interest in the case.  Qualters said Wolff filed the missing persons report.

Corey Rossman

An acquaintance of Lauren Spierer who accompanied Lauren to Smallwood Plaza from Kilroy’s Sports. He was reportedly involved in an altercation at the apartment building. Lauren then reportedly helped Rossman back to his apartment at 11th and Morton streets. He is considered a person of interest in the case. BPD has reportedly obtained a DNA sample from him.

Carl Salzmann

Rossman’s attorney and a former Monroe County District Attorney. Salzmann has told members of the media that Rossman had been drinking and was punched in the face during the alleged altercation that took place at Smallwood.

Mike Beth

Rossman’s roommate. Media outlets have reported he was the last person to see Lauren at the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue. He is considered a person of interest in the case. BPD has reportedly obtained a DNA sample from him.

Ron Chapman

Mike Beth’s attorney.

Jay Rosenbaum

A friend of Rossman and Beth who was reportedly present at their apartment complex at 11th and Morton streets the night Lauren disappeared. He is considered a person of interest in the case.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 07:33:42 PM
With video

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/wxin-specialized-search-team-in-bloomington-to-help-find-lauren-spierer-20110612,0,5182209.story

Specialized search team in Bloomington to help find Lauren Spierer
A lot of manpower and resources have been going towards the search for Lauren Spierer, and now a specialized search team is in Bloomington. Private search group Texas EquuSearch came at the request of Spierers' parents and authorities involved in the case.

By Ann Keil
Fox59
10:18 a.m. EDT, June 13, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.— A lot of manpower and resources have been going towards the search for Lauren Spierer, and now a specialized search team is in Bloomington. Private search group Texas EquuSearch came at the request of Spierers' parents and authorities involved in the case.

"I think there is a lot of strength in numbers, and there has been a lot of numbers," said Texas EquuSearch founder and director Tim Miller.

The search and rescue group will be bringing some of the most advanced technology available to Bloomington beginning Sunday.

"We got an awful lot of experience. We got our own sonar equipment. We got our own drop down cameras, ground penetration units, and drone airplanes," said Miller.

Miller told FOX 59 the group that is dedicated to his daughter is more than a thousand volunteers strong. In 1984, Laura Miller was abducted and murdered in north Galveston County, Texas.

"His compassion is a real compassion. Unfortunately, it was derived from an unfortunate circumstance," said Robert Spierer, Lauren's father. "I think to have the breath of those kinds of resources with the level of sophistication and the skilled search people is extremely important."

The group's expertise includes some high profile missing persons cases, including Stacey Petersen, Natalee Holloway and Caylee Anthony.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 07:57:36 PM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/wxin-lauren-spierer-police-investigating-vehicle-spotted-in-vicinity-of-iu-students-disappearance-20110613,0,304409.story

Police investigating vehicle spotted in vicinity of IU student's disappearance
Bloomington police say they are investigating a report of a vehicle seen multiple times in the vicinity of 11th and Morton Streets, as well as 10th and College on the morning Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared.

By Russ McQuaid & Edward Moody
Fox59
12:29 p.m. EDT, June 13, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.— Bloomington police say they are investigating a report of a vehicle seen multiple times in the vicinity of 11th and Morton Streets, as well as 10th and College on the morning Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared.

Police said the vehicle may not have anything to do with Lauren's disappearance but they would like to speak with anyone in the car who may have seen something in those early morning hours of June 3rd. Police did not release any further details, saying investigators were currently working on enhancing the video before saying anything more specific.

The search continued Monday for the 20-year-old Spierer. The daily searches went down from three to two this week. The first search began at 11 a.m., the second is scheduled to get underway at 5 p.m. Volunteers are asked to gather at Spierer's apartment building, Smallwood Plaza. Smallwood is located near 8th and College in Bloomington.

The search has so far consisted of volunteers canvassing the Bloomington area and beyond. Helicopters have been looking at roof tops, train tracks and waterways. Divers searched Lake Monroe. The U.S. Marshal's Service and the FBI are involved. Just recently, the private search group Texas EquuSearch came at the request of Spierers' parents and authorities involved in the case.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 10:24:03 PM
Gulf, I'm between two bases one AF and one Navy that will narrow it quickly!!!!  The redneck area!  lol lol

Been following this case and heartbroken but too busy to comment or ask questions..BUT, melisb, I knew you were in FL but by that description you have to be VERY close to me, and IIRC Samarie is just North of me, all in the redneck riviera.

What are y'all thinking about the BF?

I think it is interesting he is out of state and LE commented on they can't make anyone stay in town. Did they question him? I am sort of taking it as they didn't because LE is quoted as stating they are sure even those out of the area will volunteer to give statements, but perhaps I missed something.

I don't remember his being questioned recently; however, he wasn't questioned before June 10--I think.  Wish we knew for certain, though.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 10:28:14 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81918

Texas horse group to search 50 areas outside city for Lauren Spierer
By Sarah Brubeck | IDS
POSTED AT 09:35 PM ON Jun. 13, 2011  (UPDATED AT 09:40 PM ON Jun. 13, 2011)

When Lauren Spierer’s uncle called Texas EquuSearch last week, Tim Miller said he couldn’t help unless law enforcement asked him. Within a few hours, Miller received a call from police and booked the next flight to Indiana.

Spierer, a 20-year-old IU student, has been missing since June 3. Community members and investigators are in their second week of searching, and Miller said he and his group are just a small part of the search.

Texas EquuSearch started 11 years ago with only volunteers on horses searching for people reported missing. Slowly, people came to Miller saying, “I don’t have horses, but I have ATVs.”

Now the organization has more than 530 trained members in Texas and more than 1,400 members nationwide. Each member brings their own skills with them, allowing the organization to bring dive teams, aerial searches and other technical equipment with them to make their searches more effective.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 13, 2011, 11:26:44 PM
Posted on June 8, it is a video of the retracing of the path from the bar to Lauren's apartment building and from her building to Corey's apartment building.  The distance is so short!

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/retracing-spierers-steps-the-night-she-disappeared

Retracing Spierer's steps the night she disappeared
Updated: Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 9:53 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 9:53 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search continues in Bloomington for Lauren Spierer, 24-Hour News 8's Jay Hermacinski retraces her path the night she disappeared.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 14, 2011, 12:04:50 AM
Posted on June 8, it is a video of the retracing of the path from the bar to Lauren's apartment building and from her building to Corey's apartment building.  The distance is so short!

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/retracing-spierers-steps-the-night-she-disappeared

Retracing Spierer's steps the night she disappeared
Updated: Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 9:53 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 9:53 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search continues in Bloomington for Lauren Spierer, 24-Hour News 8's Jay Hermacinski retraces her path the night she disappeared.



Video from above

Retracing Spierer's steps the night she disappeared: wishtv.com



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: islandmonkey on June 14, 2011, 12:15:41 AM
Posted on June 8, it is a video of the retracing of the path from the bar to Lauren's apartment building and from her building to Corey's apartment building.  The distance is so short!

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/retracing-spierers-steps-the-night-she-disappeared

Retracing Spierer's steps the night she disappeared
Updated: Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 9:53 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011, 9:53 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search continues in Bloomington for Lauren Spierer, 24-Hour News 8's Jay Hermacinski retraces her path the night she disappeared.



Video from above

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I had no idea it was ~3 minute walk....so many ppl lawyered up already makes me wonder if she ever really left the last apt.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 14, 2011, 12:58:09 AM
IM - I've wondered that from the beginning


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 14, 2011, 12:59:40 AM


Islandmonkey

1.  PCB

2.  I know what I was thinking about the BF is that if she really left the apt of the last dude claiming to have seen her walk away (assuming she did make it out of there) and the stories were true of BF calling and calling her and not getting her and then BF's friend punching the guy he assumed she was with...then he may have been riding around all night looking for her and found her on her way home and snatched her into his car.  My thoughts only.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 14, 2011, 01:22:01 AM
Tim Miller's search will begin tomorrow.

http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81918


Texas horse group to search 50 areas outside city for Lauren Spierer

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Miller and his volunteers spent Monday driving around the area, looking for rural places to search. They decided on about 50 areas outside the city that they will send search teams to early Tuesday morning.

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Miller doesn’t disclose the location of where his volunteers will be searching until right before he leaves. He said he’ll be up late into the night making maps, and his team leaders won’t even know where they’ll be searching until they are briefed at 8 a.m. Tuesday.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on June 14, 2011, 08:04:25 AM
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June 13, 2011 Monday 
 
 
TV SPARKS CO-ED TIPS
 A two-minute "America's Most Wanted" segment on a Westchester student missing from Indiana University has generated nearly 40 tips, authorities said yesterday.

But police investigating the disappearance of Lauren Spierer said they were still no closer to solving the mystery. 
http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:1436281196&start=8


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 14, 2011, 12:52:38 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/14904786/equine-group-joins-search-for-missing-iu-student

Equine group joins search for missing IU student
Posted: Jun 14, 2011 11:30 AM CDT
Updated: Jun 14, 2011 11:38 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - The FBI is enhancing surveillance video of the area where missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer was last seen.

Spierer disappeared on the night of June 3rd from downtown Bloomington. Hundreds of volunteers have mobilized to help Bloomington Police find her.

A Texas equine search group will cover wooded areas on horseback Tuesday.

Experts from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be combing the area where Spierer was last seen. Although detectives and volunteers have searched that area many times already, national experts will also be searching again for any clues that might help the investigation.

Lauren's mother Charlene Spierer became emotional while speaking at Tuesday morning's news conference from Bloomington Police headquarters. She said she felt she had failed her daughter because she has not yet been found.

Monday, police began using unmanned drones to assist in the search.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 14, 2011, 01:14:00 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28233371/detail.html

Police Sift Through Rumor, Innuendo In Spierer Search
More Than 1,000 Tips Received
POSTED: 12:29 pm EDT June 14, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Police said Tuesday that they are sifting through mountains of rumor and innuendo as the search for Lauren Spierer rolls through its second week.

Investigators had little new information to provide in their daily news conference Tuesday.

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"There is a lot of rumor, a lot of speculation. All of that is being taken in and evaluated," Qualters said. "Sometimes rumors … kind of grow a life of their own. Somebody may have heard it third- or fourth-hand. We really have to be careful about evaluating the information that's coming in and how we heard about it."

New investigators have been brought in to provide fresh eyes to a case that is growing cold.

"We're going to start back at the known last location," Qualters said. "We'll begin searching outward with new personnel to make sure nothing was missed."

Police said they have received about 1,000 tips, 350 of them in recent days.

Qualters also released a more detailed description of the clothing Spierer was wearing when she was last seen.

Spierer had on a white, V-neck shirt with sleeves to her elbows. The shirt was scooped in the bottom at the front and back and had bell or butterfly sleeves, Qualters said.

She was also wearing black leggings with silver zippers at the ankles.

Police said they believe they have talked with the people they wanted to talk to in the investigation.

"We feel comfortable and confident in the people that are coming forward and speaking with us," Qualters said.
 
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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 14, 2011, 03:10:43 PM
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Lauren-Spierer-Missing-Tips-Indiana-Find-Lauren-123839999.html

Police: Nearly 1,000 Tips on Missing Student
By Deanna Martin |  Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011  |  Updated 2:51 PM EDT

Police searching for a missing Indiana University student from Westchester County in New York have received nearly 1,000 tips from the public so far about what might have happened to the young woman.

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters said Tuesday about a third of the tips received by telephone and email were collected after "America's Most Wanted" aired a segment Saturday on Lauren Spierer's disappearance. The tips were collected with a new system set up with FBI assistance before the broadcast.

Spierer, 20, of Greenburgh, N.Y., was last seen early June 3 walking toward her apartment after a night of drinking with friends.

Qualters did not say how many of the tips investigators consider legitimate or promising. He has said previously that police are trying to keep an open mind in the investigation. Police also have said they've talked to a number of "persons of interest" in the case but have no suspects.

Qualters said investigators are waiting for the FBI to complete an enhancement of security video footage of the area where Spierer was last seen and hope it will be ready to release to the public Wednesday.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 14, 2011, 04:27:57 PM
http://www.mydesert.com/article/BG/20110614/NEWS02/106140348/Interviews-Spierer-s-friends-family-continue-Bloomington?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Interviews with Spierer's friends, family continue
12:27 PM, Jun. 14, 2011
 
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Monday, police said Spierer's roommate filled in more details of the morning the fashion major disappeared.

Hadar Tamir, Spierer's roommate at Smallwood Plaza apartments, said the 20-year-old woman from New York was hanging out with her until 12:30 a.m., then went with another Smallwood resident, David Rohn, to friend Jay Rosenbaum's apartment up the street.

Spierer, Rohn and Rosenbaum watched a basketball game at Rosenbaum's, said Tamir, who is friends with Rohn and Rosenbaum. They were joined there by Corey Rossman, who lives two doors down, she said. Tamir said Mike Beth, Rossman's roommate, was also there.

A while later, Rossman and Spierer went to a bar, Tamir said, and Rohn returned to Smallwood.

About 2:30 a.m., Spierer -- who left her cell phone and shoes at the bar -- and Rossman returned to her building, where other students confronted him.

One punched him in the face, causing him to lose memory of the exchange and his interactions with Spierer after that, Rossman's lawyer said.

They then went to Rossman's building, where Beth, his roommate, put him to bed, said Beth's lawyer, Ronald Chapman.

Beth watched Spierer leave. She then went to Rosenbaum's apartment.

Tamir, who has spoken with Rosenbaum since then, said Monday that he had tried to prevent her from leaving.

"He told me he tried to make her stay and sleep on his couch but she refused, so finally after trying to convince her, she left," Tamir told The Journal News.

"He told me he watched her leave and told her, 'If you stumble then I'm going to make you come back in here.' But he watched her leave and she seemed fine so he just let her go," Tamir said.

Before leaving, Tamir said, Spierer used Rosenbaum's phone to call Rohn to see if he knew where her phone was.

Chapman, who represented Rohn in a prior public intoxication case and spoke with him in recent days about his interactions with Spierer, would only say that that "somebody" called Rohn at 4:15 a.m. and that "he didn't answer his phone because he was in bed."

He did say that police questioned Rohn.

"It's pretty clear that the police looked at his phone," Chapman said. "They wanted to talk to him and everything seemed copacetic."

Rosenbaum told police he last saw Spierer rounding a corner toward her building. Police said they have no video evidence of that.

According to Tamir, Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, had been planning to get together with her that night. But he couldn't reach her, or she him, because she had left her phone at the bar.

He was texting her hours after her disappearance. The bar, noting that, called him that afternoon. Wolff then tracked down Tamir in class, retrieved her keys and checked her apartment for Spierer. She wasn't there.

Two of Tamir's friends went to the police station to file a missing person's report. Wolff, who met Spierer in summer camp as a child and has been dating her for a couple years, alerted her parents that she was missing, Tamir said.

Neither Wolff's lawyer nor Rosenbaum's lawyer returned repeated calls. Wolff's parents, on Long Island, have refused to comment.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 14, 2011, 07:50:43 PM
http://www.mydesert.com/article/BG/20110614/NEWS02/106140348/Interviews-Spierer-s-friends-family-continue-Bloomington?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Interviews with Spierer's friends, family continue
12:27 PM, Jun. 14, 2011
 
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Monday, police said Spierer's roommate filled in more details of the morning the fashion major disappeared.

Hadar Tamir, Spierer's roommate at Smallwood Plaza apartments, said the 20-year-old woman from New York was hanging out with her until 12:30 a.m., then went with another Smallwood resident, David Rohn, to friend Jay Rosenbaum's apartment up the street.

Spierer, Rohn and Rosenbaum watched a basketball game at Rosenbaum's, said Tamir, who is friends with Rohn and Rosenbaum. They were joined there by Corey Rossman, who lives two doors down, she said. Tamir said Mike Beth, Rossman's roommate, was also there.

A while later, Rossman and Spierer went to a bar, Tamir said, and Rohn returned to Smallwood.

About 2:30 a.m., Spierer -- who left her cell phone and shoes at the bar -- and Rossman returned to her building, where other students confronted him.

One punched him in the face, causing him to lose memory of the exchange and his interactions with Spierer after that, Rossman's lawyer said.

They then went to Rossman's building, where Beth, his roommate, put him to bed, said Beth's lawyer, Ronald Chapman.

Beth watched Spierer leave. She then went to Rosenbaum's apartment.

Tamir, who has spoken with Rosenbaum since then, said Monday that he had tried to prevent her from leaving.

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"He told me he watched her leave and told her, 'If you stumble then I'm going to make you come back in here.' But he watched her leave and she seemed fine so he just let her go," Tamir said.

Before leaving, Tamir said, Spierer used Rosenbaum's phone to call Rohn to see if he knew where her phone was.

Chapman, who represented Rohn in a prior public intoxication case and spoke with him in recent days about his interactions with Spierer, would only say that that "somebody" called Rohn at 4:15 a.m. and that "he didn't answer his phone because he was in bed."

He did say that police questioned Rohn.

"It's pretty clear that the police looked at his phone," Chapman said. "They wanted to talk to him and everything seemed copacetic."

Rosenbaum told police he last saw Spierer rounding a corner toward her building. Police said they have no video evidence of that.

According to Tamir, Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, had been planning to get together with her that night. But he couldn't reach her, or she him, because she had left her phone at the bar.

He was texting her hours after her disappearance. The bar, noting that, called him that afternoon. Wolff then tracked down Tamir in class, retrieved her keys and checked her apartment for Spierer. She wasn't there.

Two of Tamir's friends went to the police station to file a missing person's report. Wolff, who met Spierer in summer camp as a child and has been dating her for a couple years, alerted her parents that she was missing, Tamir said.

Neither Wolff's lawyer nor Rosenbaum's lawyer returned repeated calls. Wolff's parents, on Long Island, have refused to comment.

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Rohn's FB page, not private at the moment:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380480068&sk=wall  (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380480068&sk=wall)

I find it odd "ROSENBAUM" tried to get her to stay....it's not like she was getting in a vehicle to go home. She was a 3 minute walk away. Lauren walks Rossman home but Rosenbaum couldn't afford her the same consideration? I say BS..... ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 14, 2011, 07:58:56 PM
Not sure if this was posted as of yet,

Hadar Tamir (Laurens female roomate) FB-private:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373700187  (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373700187)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 14, 2011, 08:17:00 PM
Rosenbaum's FB, I apologize if posted already:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748  (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: San on June 14, 2011, 09:22:36 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d118/Sanddrops/Scared%20Monkeys/Dana/6142011.jpg)

http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 14, 2011, 10:45:04 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-bloomington-police-canvas-neighborhood-near-where-coed-vanished-20110614,0,6339201.story

Bloomington police canvas neighborhood near where coed vanished
Bloomington police spent Tuesday canvasing a neighborhood near where IU student Lauren Spierer vanished 12 days ago. Neighbors said it's first time they've been questioned.
By Russ McQuaid
Fox59
9:30 p.m. EDT, June 14, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.— Bloomington police spent Tuesday canvasing a neighborhood near where IU student Lauren Spierer vanished 12 days ago. Neighbors said it's first time they've been questioned.   

"It was a question in the back of our minds," said Zach Leffers as he stood on his porch at the intersection where police say Spierer was last seen.

"We are so close. We wanted to know if they were going to come talk to us. It's a question everybody around this blocks been asking."

"They didn't specify what we could be doing around here. They didn't come up to us asking any questions," said roommate Kyle Newcomb. "I'd probably be going around door-to-door just around the areas where the person went missing."

A neighbor at 5 North Townhomes, where Spierer was last seen before walking toward 11th and college, told Fox59 news he was questioned by police last week. Other businesspeople in the neighborhood said they haven't been contacted or that police were slow to recover surveillance video from security camera systems.

"We are very much in the information gathering stage," Captain Joe Qualters of the Bloomington Police Department told reporters Tuesday.

He indicated detectives are re-interviewing initial witnesses and reaching out to other associates of Spierer's whom he described as "2nd tier" contacts.
One of those contacts may be a roommate of Spierer's boyfriend Jesse Wolff.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 14, 2011, 10:55:14 PM
Not sure if this was posted as of yet,

Hadar Tamir (Laurens female roomate) FB-private:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373700187  (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373700187)

That's another creepy profile picture.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 14, 2011, 10:57:21 PM
Rosenbaum's FB, I apologize if posted already:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748  (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748)

Blue plaid shirt! Very tall. Surrounded by girls. Am I the only one reminded of Joran Van der Sloot?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 14, 2011, 11:03:03 PM
http://www.mydesert.com/article/BG/20110614/NEWS02/106140348/Interviews-Spierer-s-friends-family-continue-Bloomington?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Interviews with Spierer's friends, family continue
12:27 PM, Jun. 14, 2011
 
 ::snipping2::

Monday, police said Spierer's roommate filled in more details of the morning the fashion major disappeared.

Hadar Tamir, Spierer's roommate at Smallwood Plaza apartments, said the 20-year-old woman from New York was hanging out with her until 12:30 a.m., then went with another Smallwood resident, David Rohn, to friend Jay Rosenbaum's apartment up the street.

 ::snipping2::



Chapman, who represented Rohn in a prior public intoxication case ...

 ::snipping::a


That makes at least three people in this crowd -- Lauren, Rohn, and Corey Rossman -- who were arrested for public intoxication in the past.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 14, 2011, 11:04:21 PM
I meant to preview, not post. That's why my comment is in the wrong place. Sorry.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 14, 2011, 11:06:27 PM
Rosenbaum's FB, I apologize if posted already:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748  (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748)

Blue plaid shirt! Very tall. Surrounded by girls. Am I the only one reminded of Joran Van der Sloot?



:gaah:  All you had to say was "Blue plaid shirt! Very tall."  Immediately Joran came to mind.  I didn't even get to the "Surrounded by girls" part before I thought of him. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 14, 2011, 11:56:06 PM
Rosenbaum's FB, I apologize if posted already:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748  (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248270748)

Blue plaid shirt! Very tall. Surrounded by girls. Am I the only one reminded of Joran Van der Sloot?

(https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/211951_1248270748_3009806_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 15, 2011, 12:07:26 AM
If I remember right, our monkey "Cheerio" has a daughter that is friends with Lauren and she was involved in the searches.
Cheerio, how is your daughter doing? I don't want you to reveal anything that the "perp" could possibly read here, I was just wondering what feeling your daughter had from the search she volunteered for. I can't imagine how emotional taxing the searching for Lauren would be for her. I am sure you are very proud that she had the courage to go down there to help find her friend.
Praying for Lauren, her family and friends for continued strength. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 15, 2011, 01:10:15 AM
If I remember right, our monkey "Cheerio" has a daughter that is friends with Lauren and she was involved in the searches.
Cheerio, how is your daughter doing? I don't want you to reveal anything that the "perp" could possibly read here, I was just wondering what feeling your daughter had from the search she volunteered for. I can't imagine how emotional taxing the searching for Lauren would be for her. I am sure you are very proud that she had the courage to go down there to help find her friend.
Praying for Lauren, her family and friends for continued strength. ::MonkeyAngel::

Hi there cartfly! We live in Edgemont, NY and my daughter knows Lauren through High School, a grade apart They also went on a school trip to Japan a few years ago. My daughter told me a story of how Lauren stuck up for her against some bullies! Can you imagine 4'11", as well as sweet and kind. My d was not involved with any searches. I would be there in a flash if I didn't have to take my mil for her chemo treatments and assorted related issues. I'm a Monkey!! Just checking in before bed, I can't believe nothing new? I hope the BPD are not imbeciles. Sorry, just feeling a tiny fraction of what the family must be experiencing.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 01:41:16 AM
Cheerio, Lauren's family has been on searches and press conferences since they arrived; I admire them. Thank you for being "here" for them.  Hoping that the searchers find her soon.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 15, 2011, 02:26:11 AM
Cheerio, Lauren's family has been on searches and press conferences since they arrived; I admire them. Thank you for being "here" for them.  Hoping that the searchers find her soon.

Thank you grace-land. I know the family has been non stop and will continue to be til this is resolved. I'm feeling the frustration of the lack of concrete info thus far. Must have faith though.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 04:47:39 AM
So Rosenbaum is the one who says he saw her leave? I wonder if he has a lawyer.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 05:03:01 AM


Rosenbaum told police he last saw Spierer rounding a corner toward her building. Police said they have no video evidence of that.

According to Tamir, Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, had been planning to get together with her that night. But he couldn't reach her, or she him, because she had left her phone at the bar.
Answering my own questions: Yes, Rosenbaum is the one who says he saw her leave. Yes, he has a lawyer, though the lawyer's name is not mentioned here. Also noting that Wolff has known Lauren for many years and the parents seemed to like him.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110614/NEWS02/106140348/Interviews-Spierer-s-friends-family-continue?odyssey=mod|mostcom

 ::snipping2::
He [Wolff] was texting her hours after her disappearance. The bar, noting that, called him that afternoon. Wolff then tracked down Tamir in class, retrieved her keys and checked her apartment for Spierer. She wasn't there.

Two of Tamir's friends went to the police station to file a missing person's report. Wolff, who met Spierer in summer camp as a child and has been dating her for a couple years, alerted her parents that she was missing, Tamir said.

Neither Wolff's lawyer nor Rosenbaum's lawyer returned repeated calls. Wolff's parents, on Long Island, have refused to comment

Spierer's parents appeared on NBC's 'Today" show this morning to appeal for the public's help in finding their daughter. They were asked whether they think Rossenbaum and Wolff -- a young man they described with great affection early in the investigation - are cooperating with police and telling the truth about what they know.

 ::snipping2::

Meanwhile, Tamir said police cordoned off Spierer's room Monday with tape, to preserve potential evidence.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 05:06:53 AM
I keep posting instead of previewing. Sorry. Wanted to make these points, answering my own questions.

1-Rosenbaum is the one who says he saw Lauren leave the apt. building.

2-Yes, Rosenbaum has a lawyer though the name is not mentioned.

3-Wolff has known Lauren for several years, from childhood, and the parents seem(ed) to like him.

4-The police cordoned off Lauren's room to preserve evidence on Monday June 14, eleven days after the disappearance.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 06:01:58 AM
Corey Rossman's and Jay Rosenbaum's facebook pages are now stripped down to bare minimum. Rosenbaum now says he studies at Indiana U and lives in Barcelona, Spain.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 02:55:58 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28245536/detail.html

Police: Truck Circled Block Night Spierer Last Seen
Police Release Surveillance Pictures

POSTED: 12:09 pm EDT June 15, 2011
UPDATED: 2:04 pm EDT June 15, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Bloomington police Wednesday released surveillance pictures of a truck captured circling the block in the area the night Lauren Spierer was last seen.

Spierer, 20, was last seen at about 4:30 a.m. on June 3 walking south on College Avenue from 11th Street on her way to her Smallwood Plaza apartment near 8th Street and College Avenue

 ::snipping2::

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters showed pictures of a white truck first seen on surveillance video at 4:14 a.m. driving westbound on 10th Street approaching Morton Street.

The truck appeared to drive northbound on Morton before reappearing on video at 4:24 a.m., again driving westbound on 10th Street approaching Morton, police said.

Qualters stressed that the times associated with the video have not been verified by police and may not be exact.

The truck was described as a Chevrolet Silverado full-size truck or a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size truck, believed to be a mid-2000s year model with four doors, a short bed and distinctive wheels.

The truck does have a bed liner and had equipment in the back, police said. It's believed to have a logo or writing of some kind on the doors and on the tailgate.

"It's significant in the proximity and the timing," Qualters said. "Hopefully it's someone who can provide information to us, who may have seen something in that particular area."

Qualters said police are trying to determine if the truck might be connected to construction in the area. He said police have identified another place that may have video of the area.

"We have not ruled out any possibility. This is just another piece of the puzzle," Qualters said. "We're very much in the information-gathering stage."

Police also released a new surveillance picture of Spierer from the night she was last seen.

Spierer had on a white, V-neck shirt with sleeves to her elbows. The shirt was scooped in the bottom at the front and back and had bell or butterfly sleeves, Qualters said.

She was also wearing black leggings with silver zippers at the ankles.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: islandmonkey on June 15, 2011, 03:37:07 PM


Islandmonkey

1.  PCB

2.  I know what I was thinking about the BF is that if she really left the apt of the last dude claiming to have seen her walk away (assuming she did make it out of there) and the stories were true of BF calling and calling her and not getting her and then BF's friend punching the guy he assumed she was with...then he may have been riding around all night looking for her and found her on her way home and snatched her into his car.  My thoughts only.

WOW~You do live close to me  ::MonkeyDance::

So many weird circumstances and I can see thta, but my first instinct was "did she ever leave th eapt"...now I am reading they just now sealed her room off? I sure hope they know what they are doing ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 15, 2011, 04:15:59 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28245536/detail.html

Police: Truck Circled Block Night Spierer Last Seen
Police Release Surveillance Pictures

POSTED: 12:09 pm EDT June 15, 2011
UPDATED: 2:04 pm EDT June 15, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Bloomington police Wednesday released surveillance pictures of a truck captured circling the block in the area the night Lauren Spierer was last seen.

Spierer, 20, was last seen at about 4:30 a.m. on June 3 walking south on College Avenue from 11th Street on her way to her Smallwood Plaza apartment near 8th Street and College Avenue

 ::snipping2::

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters showed pictures of a white truck first seen on surveillance video at 4:14 a.m. driving westbound on 10th Street approaching Morton Street.

The truck appeared to drive northbound on Morton before reappearing on video at 4:24 a.m., again driving westbound on 10th Street approaching Morton, police said.

Qualters stressed that the times associated with the video have not been verified by police and may not be exact.

The truck was described as a Chevrolet Silverado full-size truck or a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size truck, believed to be a mid-2000s year model with four doors, a short bed and distinctive wheels.

The truck does have a bed liner and had equipment in the back, police said. It's believed to have a logo or writing of some kind on the doors and on the tailgate.

"It's significant in the proximity and the timing," Qualters said. "Hopefully it's someone who can provide information to us, who may have seen something in that particular area."

Qualters said police are trying to determine if the truck might be connected to construction in the area. He said police have identified another place that may have video of the area.

"We have not ruled out any possibility. This is just another piece of the puzzle," Qualters said. "We're very much in the information-gathering stage."

Police also released a new surveillance picture of Spierer from the night she was last seen.

Spierer had on a white, V-neck shirt with sleeves to her elbows. The shirt was scooped in the bottom at the front and back and had bell or butterfly sleeves, Qualters said.

She was also wearing black leggings with silver zippers at the ankles.

 ::snipping2::


(http://a57.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/U.S./396/223/spierer_newimages3.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 15, 2011, 04:26:26 PM
Why do these stories have trucks? strange.

So it seems the truck they caught was looking for something, by the way it was going around the block, that makes sense. Could have been looking for an address? A person? A job site? a person alone to kidnap? No telling I suppose. I have a hard time believing they don't know who owns that truck or what the logo is on the side of it. With technology today it sure seems they would be able to clean it up enough to read it. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 04:41:27 PM
In the comments section of today's Indy Star news story, one person comments that the truck in the police photo looks a lot like one in Indy Star's own photo 12. Additional comments say Wow, do the police know this? One commenter (hmmmmm) says the truck in photo 12 is much older.

I will now try to post photo 12.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

Well, anyway, here is the caption indicating where and when the truck in photo 12 was seen. I blew up both photos at home and the trucks do look the same. The significance would be: (a) the white truck lives in the neighborhood and should be easy to find; (b) the white truck had something to do with the disappearance and was cruising around to see the current reaction.

Do the police know if one of Wolff's friends, the ones hanging around Lauren's apt lobby, drives a white truck?

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110615/NEWS/106150306/Police-show-photo-truck-Spierer-disappearance?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

(Caption)Aaron P. Bernstein/For the Star.Volunteers Julie Sautter (L), Rich Sautterof Indianapolis and Chuck Findleyof Zionsville, hold signs seeking information in the disappearance of Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer, Sunday June 12, 2011. Spierer has been missing since the early hours of June 3rd.





Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 05:17:13 PM
Does this work? Photo 12 from Indianapolis Star today. (Exact link and caption in comment above.) Note white truck.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/inline.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 15, 2011, 05:17:52 PM
I don't know what to think at this point. Random? Friend? Boyfriend? In the news report showing the route Lauren took, the reporter mentions Laurens purse was found in the ally way, is that true? Was her purse and keys found there?

Can't believe they don't have the technology to not read the logo on the side of the truck. I bet they know what it says.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 05:25:36 PM
I don't know what to think at this point. Random? Friend? Boyfriend? In the news report showing the route Lauren took, the reporter mentions Laurens purse was found in the ally way, is that true? Was her purse and keys found there?

Can't believe they don't have the technology to not read the logo on the side of the truck. I bet they know what it says.

The purse was found in the alley, and the keys were found on the railing.  The FBI enhanced the picture making the markings on the truck blurred.  They need the driver to come forward or someone in the community to identify it.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 05:27:02 PM
Here is a close-up of the truck above. For comparison with police photo.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CloseupWhiteTruckIndyStar2011_06_12.png)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 05:33:25 PM
In the comments section of today's Indy Star news story, one person comments that the truck in the police photo looks a lot like one in Indy Star's own photo 12. Additional comments say Wow, do the police know this? One commenter (hmmmmm) says the truck in photo 12 is much older.

I will now try to post photo 12.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

Well, anyway, here is the caption indicating where and when the truck in photo 12 was seen. I blew up both photos at home and the trucks do look the same. The significance would be: (a) the white truck lives in the neighborhood and should be easy to find; (b) the white truck had something to do with the disappearance and was cruising around to see the current reaction.

Do the police know if one of Wolff's friends, the ones hanging around Lauren's apt lobby, drives a white truck?

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110615/NEWS/106150306/Police-show-photo-truck-Spierer-disappearance?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

(Caption)Aaron P. Bernstein/For the Star.Volunteers Julie Sautter (L), Rich Sautterof Indianapolis and Chuck Findleyof Zionsville, hold signs seeking information in the disappearance of Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer, Sunday June 12, 2011. Spierer has been missing since the early hours of June 3rd.





BBM

I think that the police would have asked the guys if they owned or drove a truck before releasing the picture.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 15, 2011, 05:37:13 PM
Does this work? Photo 12 from Indianapolis Star today. (Exact link and caption in comment above.) Note white truck.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/inline.jpg)

Hard to really tell from behind but I think the truck shown in this pic is a long bed.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 15, 2011, 05:38:57 PM
Once more and now I will stop.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CloseupWhiteTruckIndyStar2011_06_12.png)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 15, 2011, 05:41:22 PM
The purse being found in the ally imo can be said there was a struggle? Of course someone could have planted it. That truck being in that area is hinky.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 05:54:17 PM
Once more and now I will stop.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CloseupWhiteTruckIndyStar2011_06_12.png)

Port Valerie, you are determined. LOL  Yes, it looks similar; but you would be surprised how many people own/drive white trucks.
 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 15, 2011, 06:05:15 PM
Here is a close-up of the truck above. For comparison with police photo.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CloseupWhiteTruckIndyStar2011_06_12.png)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5837610984_5a2b396c39_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 06:06:56 PM
I wonder why the truck didn't stop at the stop sign?   ::MonkeyShocked::


http://www.ky3.com/news/hto-lauren-spierer-search-bloomington-police-photos-of-white-truck-20110615,0,4570902.story

BPD also release photos of Spierer from night she disappeared
By Abby Tonsing
812-331-4245
3:39 p.m. CDT, June 15, 2011

 ::snipping2::

During Wednesday's Bloomington police press conference, Capt. Joe Qualters said police are "absolutely" looking into the truck. "Why? Because it circles the block," Qualters said. The truck is not considered a suspect vehicle at this time, as police are still in the information gathering stage, he said.

The truck is captured on video heading westbound on 10th Street, approaching Morton Street, at 4:14 a.m. Friday, June 3, according to the time on the camera equipment.

The truck then heads northbound on Morton Street.

It is seen another time heading westbound on 10th Street, approaching Morton at 4:24 a.m.

Had the truck stopped at a stop sign, police would have gotten higher quality photographs, Qualters said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 06:13:53 PM
Here is a close-up of the truck above. For comparison with police photo.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CloseupWhiteTruckIndyStar2011_06_12.png)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5837610984_5a2b396c39_o.jpg)

The tires look different?

"The truck was described as a Chevrolet Silverado full-size truck or a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size truck, believed to be a mid-2000s year model with four doors, a short bed and distinctive wheels."




Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 15, 2011, 07:27:33 PM
I think the wheels on the police video have the large rims which in my opinion are a bit odd to have on a work truck such as used in plumbing or construction.


Fixed typo = San


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 15, 2011, 07:32:34 PM
rimes should be rims, sorry can't spell today


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 09:13:36 PM
http://www.scarsdale10583.com/201106151726/around-town/lauren-on-our-mind.html

Lauren On Our Mind
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:46
Joanne Wallenstein

It’s June in Scarsdale … a time for proms, moving up ceremonies, end of year activities and fun. For parents, it is a time for milestones in their children’s lives -- the completion of a grade, the end of elementary school and for some, high school graduation. However, the recent news about Lauren Spierer at Indiana University has cast a pall over this joyous time and a shadow across the entire community.

In a school district as small as Edgemont, with only 144 students in the graduating class, the Spierer’s are well known and their daughters have crossed paths with a wide swath of their neighbors. Everyone seems heartsick about her disappearance and after they express concern for her, they often say something like “there but for the grace of God go I.” Lauren’s disappearance has highlighted the fragility of our lives and the inability of parents to protect their children, especially when some attend college hundreds of miles away.

 ::snipping2::

Many families are planning to attend a fundraiser for Lauren at Edgemont High School on Thursday night. June 16 to send positive thoughts to the Spierers. Here are the details:

The extended Edgemont community is invited to "Take A Stand to # Find Lauren," a fundraiser for the Find Lauren Fund, this Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. at the EHS Football Field at Edgemont Junior Senior High School. Bring your mats, towels, $10 or $20 bills and learn or enjoy simple yoga moves while sending positive energy and thoughts to bring Lauren back to Edgemont. 100% of the donations will go to the Find Lauren fund. Even if yoga is not your thing, you are invited join the Edgemont community to show the Spierers our love and support.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 09:42:17 PM
With video

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-surveillance-camera-debate-heats-up-after-students-disappearance-20110615,0,5220378.story

Surveillance camera debate heats up following student's disappearance
The mystery surrounding Lauren Spierer's disappearance has raised serious questions as to whether Bloomington taxpayers should pay for surveillance cameras downtown.

By Anne Yeager
Fox59
8:30 p.m. EDT, June 15, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.— The mystery surrounding Lauren Spierer's disappearance has raised serious questions as to whether Bloomington taxpayers should pay for surveillance cameras downtown.

Prominent local attorney Ken Nunn asked the city on two different occasions to put the cameras in to keep students and residents safe, but he said the city turned down the idea.

 ::snipping2::

Bloomington police chief Mike Diekhoff said he'd rather use the money putting more officers on the street, though.

"It's not practical to put cameras at every intersection, " Chief Diekhoff said. "I'd rather put the money towards hiring officers."

The Mayor's office told Fox59 News they couldn't comment on the ongoing police investigation.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 15, 2011, 09:57:21 PM
Fox59 News has learned that one prime person of interest who was among the last people to see Spierer before she vanished has passed a polygraph test.

http://www.fox59.com/news/laurenspierer/wxin-lauren-spierer-police-release-photo-of-truck-spotted-near-where-iu-student-disappeared-20110615,0,2143854.story

So assuming either Jay or Corey are telling the truth, I would think the boys are not directly responsible for Laurens disappearance.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 10:10:17 PM
Fox59 News has learned that one prime person of interest who was among the last people to see Spierer before she vanished has passed a polygraph test.

http://www.fox59.com/news/laurenspierer/wxin-lauren-spierer-police-release-photo-of-truck-spotted-near-where-iu-student-disappeared-20110615,0,2143854.story

So assuming either Jay or Corey are telling the truth, I would think the boys are not directly responsible for Laurens disappearance.

Corey and his roommate, Mike, gave their DNA.  Jay was the last one to see Lauren before she disappeared; I think that Jay passed the polygraph test.  We'll see.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 15, 2011, 10:45:34 PM
With video "Eyewitness News"
"Police have several pieces of videos; they found another location that might provide more video."

http://www.wthr.com/story/14913046/police-release-new-images-in-spierer-search

Police release new images in Spierer search
Posted: Jun 15, 2011 12:37 PM CDT
Updated: Jun 15, 2011 5:06 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington Police released new information Wednesday concerning a truck seen in the area where an IU student vanished 13 days ago, and a picture of what Lauren Spierer was wearing before she disappeared.

It was the first photo of Spierer released from surveillance videos since the investigation began.

"I think if you look closely, you'll see who Lauren is," said Lauren's father, Robert Spierer. "Happy, smiling, beautiful. On her way out to meet with friends."

 ::snipping2::

Police also went door-to-door in the area where she vanished, canvassing a quarter mile radius Tuesday night. Because the area included apartments, the large number of doors slowed their efforts.

The searches continued Wednesday, despite rainy weather in Bloomington. It was an obstacle volunteer searchers were willing to overcome.

"We still have a number of teams going out," said organizer John Summerlot.

At the operations center on the Indiana University campus, where professional search teams mapped their course, the mission continues.

"The lightning, thunderstorms, does affect whether or not we can use horse searches or boat searches or those sort of things," Summerlot said.

 ::snipping2::

Bloomington Police press release issued Wednesday:

At today's news conference, the Bloomington Police Department released a photo of Lauren Spierer that was captured from surveillance video at her Smallwood apartment complex on the night of her disappearance. Yesterday, police had released updated details on clothing she was wearing that were obtained through additional video analysis and interviews with friends.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 16, 2011, 01:28:16 AM
If I remember right, our monkey "Cheerio" has a daughter that is friends with Lauren and she was involved in the searches.
Cheerio, how is your daughter doing? I don't want you to reveal anything that the "perp" could possibly read here, I was just wondering what feeling your daughter had from the search she volunteered for. I can't imagine how emotional taxing the searching for Lauren would be for her. I am sure you are very proud that she had the courage to go down there to help find her friend.
Praying for Lauren, her family and friends for continued strength. ::MonkeyAngel::

Hi there cartfly! We live in Edgemont, NY and my daughter knows Lauren through High School, a grade apart They also went on a school trip to Japan a few years ago. My daughter told me a story of how Lauren stuck up for her against some bullies! Can you imagine 4'11", as well as sweet and kind. My d was not involved with any searches. I would be there in a flash if I didn't have to take my mil for her chemo treatments and assorted related issues. I'm a Monkey!! Just checking in before bed, I can't believe nothing new? I hope the BPD are not imbeciles. Sorry, just feeling a tiny fraction of what the family must be experiencing.
Hey Cheerio,
I am sorry, I must have read something too quick that was posted early on and misunderstood that it was your dear d that was also involved in the searches as well as going to school with her. Lauren sure seems like a wonderful girl and a faithful friend to your d and to many others. Prayers to your family and MIL as she undergoes chemo.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 16, 2011, 07:17:49 AM
If I remember right, our monkey "Cheerio" has a daughter that is friends with Lauren and she was involved in the searches.
Cheerio, how is your daughter doing? I don't want you to reveal anything that the "perp" could possibly read here, I was just wondering what feeling your daughter had from the search she volunteered for. I can't imagine how emotional taxing the searching for Lauren would be for her. I am sure you are very proud that she had the courage to go down there to help find her friend.
Praying for Lauren, her family and friends for continued strength. ::MonkeyAngel::

Hi there cartfly! We live in Edgemont, NY and my daughter knows Lauren through High School, a grade apart They also went on a school trip to Japan a few years ago. My daughter told me a story of how Lauren stuck up for her against some bullies! Can you imagine 4'11", as well as sweet and kind. My d was not involved with any searches. I would be there in a flash if I didn't have to take my mil for her chemo treatments and assorted related issues. I'm a Monkey!! Just checking in before bed, I can't believe nothing new? I hope the BPD are not imbeciles. Sorry, just feeling a tiny fraction of what the family must be experiencing.
Hey Cheerio,
I am sorry, I must have read something too quick that was posted early on and misunderstood that it was your dear d that was also involved in the searches as well as going to school with her. Lauren sure seems like a wonderful girl and a faithful friend to your d and to many others. Prayers to your family and MIL as she undergoes chemo.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you so much for your support monkey friend Cartfly   ::MonkeyHeart::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 16, 2011, 07:50:49 AM
WAFFLE HOUSE!

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 16, 2011, 08:08:36 AM
Other RSO   same site as above


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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 12:32:40 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/lauren-spierers-mom-pleads-for-info

Lauren Spierer's mom pleads for Info
Updated: Thursday, 16 Jun 2011, 12:19 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 16 Jun 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - “This could be you,” Charlene Spierer said Wednesday as she held up one a picture of one of the last known sightings of her daughter Lauren, “Picture yourself in her place, what would you want your friends to do?"

Lauren’s mother directly addressed those who know the answer to where her daughter is saying “This could be you going out on a night with your friends to just have a good time and be happy and share your life with everybody,” she said, I’m begging you to put yourself in Lauren’s place, what would you want your friends to do.?”

Bloomington Police Thursday released a map and revised timeline of the last places Lauren Spierer was seen when she vanished on June 3.

The timeline outlines “Lauren’s known movements and locations” Captain Joe Qualters said. The timeline was constructed based on a combination of surveillance video and witness statements.

This marks the second day in a row that police have released information about the circumstances surrounding Spierer’s disappearance.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 01:20:20 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110616/LOCAL/106160396/150-professional-searchers-on-hunt-for-missing-IU-student-Lauren-Spierer?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CLOCAL

Police release timeline for IU student Lauren Spierer
11:54 AM, Jun. 16, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Police investigating the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer today released a timeline that is their best estimation of her last known movements.

The timeline tracks Spierer from a sports bar to her apartment complex, through an alley and back onto College Avenue, one of Bloomington’s main thoroughfares.

Much of the early morning of June 3, her movements were caught on surveillance video and are documented down to the minute. The timeline thins out considerably after 2:51 a.m., when police say they have only witness accounts of her movements -- including the last sight of her at 4:30 a.m.

Here’s the timeline:
1:46 a.m. — Enters Kilroy’s Sports Bar.
2:27 a.m. — Exits Kilroy’s
2:48 a.m. — Enters a North/South alley between 10th and College Apartments and 10th and College Village.
2:51 a.m. — Exits the alley, heading toward an empty lot north of 10th & College Village Apartments.
4:30 a.m. — Last seen at 11th and College Ave.

 ::snipping2::

Meanwhile, Capt. Joe Qualters told reporters at daily briefing today that about 150 people on loan from law enforcement agencies and others with searching experience are at work in the Bloomington area.

These searchers swept a quarter-mile and half-mile radiuses around the Bloomington apartment complex where Spierer was last seen after a night of partying with friends.

 ::snipping2::

America's Most Wanted television show will air a new segment about the case Saturday night, Qualters said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 02:25:01 PM
Timeline with explanation.  The purse and keys were found in the alley--according to the article.

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/16/news.241958.sto

Lauren Spierer search: Bloomington police release timeline, map of missing IU student's last known whereabouts
By Abby Tonsing
June 16, 2011

Bloomington police released Thursday a timeline and map of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer's last known whereabouts, based on surveillance footage and witness statements.

Based on video surveillance footage, Spierer was seen entering Kilroy's Sports bar at 1:46 a.m. Friday, June 3. She is seen exiting the bar at 2:27 a.m.

She is then seen entering Smallwood Plaza at 2:30 a.m. and exiting at 2:42 a.m. According to Capt. Joe Qualters, she entered and exited from the front of the complex.

 ::snipping2::

From there, she enters an alley between 10th and College Apartments and 10th and College Village that runs north/south at 2:48 a.m. Security cameras mounted to apartments in the area also show her exit the alley toward an empty lot, north of 10th and College Village at 2:51 a.m.

Spierer's purse and keys were found in this alley, Qualters confirmed.

From there, statements from witnesses provide the rest of the timeline, according to Qualters. At this point, she visits the apartment complex on the southeast corner of 11th and Morton — Five North Townhomes.

A friend told police he last saw Spierer as she started to walk home to her Smallwood Plaza apartment from 11th and College at about 4:30 a.m. that morning.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 16, 2011, 04:30:06 PM
Here is an interesting theory from the comments section of today's Indy Star.

http://www.indystar.com/comments/article/20110616/LOCAL/106160396/Police-release-timeline-IU-student-Lauren-Spierer

2:05 PM on June 16, 2011

What if a couple roommates were making a pretty good living slinging powder to the college crowd, ran into a problem when a customer/friend pulls a Lenny Bias right in front of them, then the upper tier supplier/problem-solver gets called in to clean up the problem (truck driver) so as not to expose the longstanding profitable business? Fear can be quite a motivator when it comes to keeping your mouth shut.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 04:57:15 PM
Map and Timeline shown; explanation given below the article.

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81840

Timeline: The search for Lauren Spierer
IDS Reports
POSTED AT 03:26 PM ON Jun. 6, 2011  (UPDATED AT 02:13 PM ON Jun. 10, 2011)

Editor's note: The following timeline was created based on facts that have been verified by the parent's of Lauren Spierer, Bloomington Police Department, and on-site reporting of the daily search parties.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 05:05:13 PM
Very informative!

Listen to audio.
View Map and Timeline (PDF)

http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1444035
Police Release Timeline in Spierer Case
By Reed Parker
6/16/2011

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 16, 2011, 05:22:02 PM
If it was only known if someone placed the purse and keys in the alley or if she dropped them. Either one is a possible situation.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 05:50:34 PM
If it was only known if someone placed the purse and keys in the alley or if she dropped them. Either one is a possible situation.

Agree, either one is possible.  We just don't know.  There is no other video of Lauren after she enters the empty lot.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cw618 on June 16, 2011, 05:58:49 PM
Very informative!

Listen to audio.
View Map and Timeline (PDF)

http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1444035
Police Release Timeline in Spierer Case
By Reed Parker
6/16/2011

 ::snipping2::


TY for updates grace land
wonder why she would walk all the way to 11th street ( NORTH),through an alley to get to college ave to go home,( SOUTH)
on college ave of where she was

3
Enter N/S
alley b/t
10th &
College
Apts and
10th &
College
Village @
2:48 am

4
Exit N/S
alley
toward
empty lot
north of
10th &
College
Village @
2:51 am

5
Last seen
at 11th and
College Ave
@ 4:30 am
(Approx Time)

snipped from
http://www.wibc.com/other/pdf/spierer_map.pdf


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cw618 on June 16, 2011, 06:13:46 PM
just noticed something from the pdf timeline

#4 exit @ 2:51 am
#5 last seen @ 4:30 am

what was she doing for 1hr & 39min, in an empty lot
hinky meter just shot to 100
http://www.wibc.com/other/pdf/spierer_map.pdf


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 06:43:18 PM
Very informative!

Listen to audio.
View Map and Timeline (PDF)

http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1444035
Police Release Timeline in Spierer Case
By Reed Parker
6/16/2011

 ::snipping2::


TY for updates grace land
wonder why she would walk all the way to 11th street ( NORTH),through an alley to get to college ave to go home,( SOUTH)
on college ave of where she was

3
Enter N/S
alley b/t
10th &
College
Apts and
10th &
College
Village @
2:48 am

4
Exit N/S
alley
toward
empty lot
north of
10th &
College
Village @
2:51 am

5
Last seen
at 11th and
College Ave
@ 4:30 am
(Approx Time)

snipped from
http://www.wibc.com/other/pdf/spierer_map.pdf

At this point, according to the press conference, le is showing a map and timeline based on video captures of her going to Corey's apartment building.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 06:50:55 PM
just noticed something from the pdf timeline

#4 exit @ 2:51 am
#5 last seen @ 4:30 am

what was she doing for 1hr & 39min, in an empty lot
hinky meter just shot to 100
http://www.wibc.com/other/pdf/spierer_map.pdf


Le explained that the timeline shows video captures--last one at 2:51 a.m.--and the 4:30 a.m. is based on a witness (Jay?).  IIRC, Lauren was with Corey, Mike, and Jay during that time period--2:51 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cw618 on June 16, 2011, 07:23:39 PM
thanks grace land, i  must have missed that in the articles i read


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 16, 2011, 07:56:29 PM
One question I have that I wish can be answered. Why does Wolfe, who claims to not have been with her that night at all, why does he have a lawyer, is not making any attempt to find his girl friend, he and his family are not commenting? I would assume if he was at home all night long as he has claimed he has nothing to worry about.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 10:53:23 PM
One question I have that I wish can be answered. Why does Wolfe, who claims to not have been with her that night at all, why does he have a lawyer, is not making any attempt to find his girl friend, he and his family are not commenting? I would assume if he was at home all night long as he has claimed he has nothing to worry about.

Good question, Tracygirl.  It seemed unusual for him to get a lawyer.  Does anyone know the answer?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 16, 2011, 11:25:06 PM
Throw this into the mix, not sure what to make of it.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

New Witness Tells Of Lauren Spierer Mystery Encounter With Unknown Man

http://tonygatto.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/new-witness-tells-of-lauren-spierer-mystery-encounter-with-unknown-man/



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 16, 2011, 11:54:41 PM
Throw this into the mix, not sure what to make of it.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

New Witness Tells Of Lauren Spierer Mystery Encounter With Unknown Man

http://tonygatto.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/new-witness-tells-of-lauren-spierer-mystery-encounter-with-unknown-man/



Oh, cheerio, my eyes are going crazy from reading all of these articles that just don't add up.  ::MonkeyEek::  Soooo, the description of the  mystery man doesn't match Corey; the video of Corey and Lauren show them at the empty lot at 2:51 a.m.; Lauren is supposedly with the guys in the apartment building during the manager's timeframe; I think that it is not Lauren.  :smt102


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 17, 2011, 12:37:10 AM
The writter of the article refered to the witness as "she" so I am going to assume the witness is a female. hmmm

So she says she saw Lauren being carried away by a man who flung her over his shoulder at exactly 3:38? She heard him ask if she needed help getting home? She claims Lauren hit her head? Why didn't this person get involved? She is claiming she saw Lauren stumbling drunk, being taken away by an unknown man and she did nothing?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 17, 2011, 12:40:57 AM
just noticed something from the pdf timeline

#4 exit @ 2:51 am
#5 last seen @ 4:30 am

what was she doing for 1hr & 39min, in an empty lot
hinky meter just shot to 100
http://www.wibc.com/other/pdf/spierer_map.pdf


Le explained that the timeline shows video captures--last one at 2:51 a.m.--and the 4:30 a.m. is based on a witness (Jay?).  IIRC, Lauren was with Corey, Mike, and Jay during that time period--2:51 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.


But according to the new witness, Lauren was stumbling drunk, was slung over some mystery guys shoulder at 3:38 and was carried away? Jay claims she was with him and left at 4:30? 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 17, 2011, 12:45:05 AM
The writter of the article refered to the witness as "she" so I am going to assume the witness is a female. hmmm

So she says she saw Lauren being carried away by a man who flung her over his shoulder at exactly 3:38? She heard him ask if she needed help getting home? She claims Lauren hit her head? Why didn't this person get involved? She is claiming she saw Lauren stumbling drunk, being taken away by an unknown man and she did nothing?

Maybe she didn't want to get involved?  Also, is it really Lauren? 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 17, 2011, 01:56:43 PM
From the comments section of today's Indy Star. New name to add to the cast of characters. If true, confirms that the people at the Smallwood apartment building where she lives were friends of Wolff. Were they waiting for her to come home? Did they notify Wolff when she showed up? Was he or were other friends out cruising around looking for her?

http://www.indystar.com/comments/article/20110617/NEWS/106170335/Bloomington-police-show-little-progress-search-Lauren-Spierer


11:10 AM on June 17, 2011

The person who got in a fight with Rossman at Smallwood is supposedly Zach Oates, a friend of Wolff's. He is said to be a bit of a hothead.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 17, 2011, 02:58:02 PM
In my opinion, the article to the Comments Section that Port Valerie posted above answers--who knows what happened to Lauren?


http://www.indystar.com/article/20110617/NEWS/106170335/Bloomington-police-show-little-progress-search-Lauren-Spierer?odyssey=nav%7Chead
11:24 AM, Jun. 17, 2011 
Written by
Najib Aminy and Robert King

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The tips keep coming in, two weeks after Bloomington Police received a missing persons report for Indiana student Lauren Spierer, but progress seems to have stalled.

Police have received more than 1,000 tips since the fashion major was reported missing on June 3. A police handout of a white-four door truck has been responsible for a flurry of more than 500 tips, many pertaining to the vehicle, since it was released on Wednesday. But so far, there has been little news on where Spierer could be.

 ::snipping2::

Searchers continued to fan out across the city Thursday.

But the answer to Spierer's whereabouts, according to her mom, could be close at hand -- with her friends.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 17, 2011, 03:11:02 PM
 https://www.facebook.com/find.lauren (https://www.facebook.com/find.lauren)\

There are some still shots of Lauren on this page from video. Pics can not be brought over here right now but it shows exactly what she was wearing and it appears she is holding a jacket. Apologies, if this was posted already.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 17, 2011, 03:33:13 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110617/NEWS02/106170344/Lauren-Spierer-search-No-break-2-week-mark-mom-urges-friends-step-up?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer search: No break at 2-week mark; mom urges friends to step up
10:49 AM, Jun. 17, 2011
Written by
Shawn Cohen and Jonathan Bandler

UPDATE:
With the investigation into college student Lauren Spierer’s disappearance two weeks old, police said today they’ve received more than 1,000 tips, including hundreds related to a mystery white truck, but still no big break in the case.

“The bottom line is at this point we still have a missing person, and our effort to try to find Lauren will not stop,”  Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters said during today’s news conference.

EARLIER STORY:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The mother of missing college student Lauren Spierer suggested Thursday that her friends might be withholding information that could help locate her daughter.
"I'm addressing the people that know the answer to where Lauren is," Charlene Spierer said during a news conference.
"This is our dear daughter, Lauren, OK?" she said. "I'm begging you. What would you want your friends to do with you? If this was a friend of Lauren's and Lauren had information that would help us find her friend, she would have been there yesterday. ... Please come forward and help us."


 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 17, 2011, 03:42:05 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110617/NEWS02/106170344/Lauren-Spierer-search-No-break-2-week-mark-mom-urges-friends-step-up?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer search: No break at 2-week mark; mom urges friends to step up
10:49 AM, Jun. 17, 2011
Written by
Shawn Cohen and Jonathan Bandler

UPDATE:
With the investigation into college student Lauren Spierer’s disappearance two weeks old, police said today they’ve received more than 1,000 tips, including hundreds related to a mystery white truck, but still no big break in the case.

“The bottom line is at this point we still have a missing person, and our effort to try to find Lauren will not stop,”  Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters said during today’s news conference.

EARLIER STORY:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The mother of missing college student Lauren Spierer suggested Thursday that her friends might be withholding information that could help locate her daughter.
"I'm addressing the people that know the answer to where Lauren is," Charlene Spierer said during a news conference.
"This is our dear daughter, Lauren, OK?" she said. "I'm begging you. What would you want your friends to do with you? If this was a friend of Lauren's and Lauren had information that would help us find her friend, she would have been there yesterday. ... Please come forward and help us."


 ::snipping2::
Sooooo heartbreaking, I don't even know what to say but that my heart and prayers go out them..... ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks so much for all of the updates too monkeys ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 17, 2011, 04:29:15 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110616/LOCAL/106160396/150-professional-searchers-on-hunt-for-missing-IU-student-Lauren-Spierer?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CLOCAL

Police release timeline for IU student Lauren Spierer
11:54 AM, Jun. 16, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Police investigating the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer today released a timeline that is their best estimation of her last known movements.

The timeline tracks Spierer from a sports bar to her apartment complex, through an alley and back onto College Avenue, one of Bloomington’s main thoroughfares.

Much of the early morning of June 3, her movements were caught on surveillance video and are documented down to the minute. The timeline thins out considerably after 2:51 a.m., when police say they have only witness accounts of her movements -- including the last sight of her at 4:30 a.m.

Here’s the timeline:
1:46 a.m. — Enters Kilroy’s Sports Bar.
2:27 a.m. — Exits Kilroy’s
2:48 a.m. — Enters a North/South alley between 10th and College Apartments and 10th and College Village.
2:51 a.m. — Exits the alley, heading toward an empty lot north of 10th & College Village Apartments.
4:30 a.m. — Last seen at 11th and College Ave.

 ::snipping2::

Meanwhile, Capt. Joe Qualters told reporters at daily briefing today that about 150 people on loan from law enforcement agencies and others with searching experience are at work in the Bloomington area.

These searchers swept a quarter-mile and half-mile radiuses around the Bloomington apartment complex where Spierer was last seen after a night of partying with friends.

 ::snipping2::

America's Most Wanted television show will air a new segment about the case Saturday night, Qualters said.

 ::snipping2::

Just wanted to mention that America's Most Wanted is preparing for their last show airing. I am heart broken that FOX is cancelling the show. They pulled this back in the 90's (been a faithful watcher since the 80's) and miraculously it came back. It baffles me what FOX could be thinking.....Anyway, just wanted to mention that for those who may not know.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 17, 2011, 04:38:05 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-bag-of-clothes-found-at-missing-iu-students-apartment-building-20110617,0,6652144.story

Bag of clothes found at missing IU student's apartment building
Officers came out the Smallwood Plaza Apartments and removed a bag of clothes. The bag was found behind a dumpster on the 6th floor of the apartment building.

By Marisela Burgos
 
Fox59
 
3:06 p.m. EDT, June 17, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.—
Friday morning, police were called to the Smallwood Plaza, the apartment building of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. Officers came out the Smallwood Plaza Apartments and removed a bag of clothes. The bag was found behind a dumpster on the 6th floor of the apartment building.

It's unclear if the bag has anything to do with the case. It was first found by a courtesy officer while he made rounds that morning. Reps for Smallwood Plaza said the items could not have been there the day before. Though people are currently moving into the building, reps added the bag was suspicious because it was tucked away.

"Given the circumstances we're dealing with right now, we thought it was absolutely prudent thing for us to do, to call police the be safe and sure," said a spokesperson for Smallwood.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 17, 2011, 10:34:54 PM
Yes Val, I really believe Wolff was out looking for her that night, it is possible he was sooooo pizzed at her for being around the other guy and then going to his apt whether anything happened or not, found her and dragged her into a vehicle.  Things went further than he wanted and he had to get rid of her.  MOO! 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 17, 2011, 10:42:25 PM
To be fair, my scenario above could have been anyone driving around and found a tiny, pretty coed out way past her time, alone and maybe had the fubar look/walk.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cheerio on June 18, 2011, 09:14:54 AM
http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-bag-of-clothes-found-at-missing-iu-students-apartment-building-20110617,0,6652144.story

Bag of clothes found at missing IU student's apartment building
Officers came out the Smallwood Plaza Apartments and removed a bag of clothes. The bag was found behind a dumpster on the 6th floor of the apartment building.

By Marisela Burgos
 
Fox59
 
3:06 p.m. EDT, June 17, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.—
Friday morning, police were called to the Smallwood Plaza, the apartment building of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. Officers came out the Smallwood Plaza Apartments and removed a bag of clothes. The bag was found behind a dumpster on the 6th floor of the apartment building.

It's unclear if the bag has anything to do with the case. It was first found by a courtesy officer while he made rounds that morning. Reps for Smallwood Plaza said the items could not have been there the day before. Though people are currently moving into the building, reps added the bag was suspicious because it was tucked away.

"Given the circumstances we're dealing with right now, we thought it was absolutely prudent thing for us to do, to call police the be safe and sure," said a spokesperson for Smallwood.

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Sounds thin, this is getting more ridiculous. My heart aches for the family.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 18, 2011, 04:17:53 PM
So little information from the police. Who made cell phone calls to whom that night and at what times? Where was Jesse Wolff that night? What did Jesse Wolff do or take when he entered Lauren's apartment that Friday afternoon? What are the names of the boys whom Lauren and Corey encountered at Smallwood that night? The police have video of that encounter - so why haven't they shown it?

I'm starting to think the Indiana police do not really want a criminal case involving a whole lot of New Yorkers and their lawyers. They might be justified in this position: better for them to get ahead of the drug trade in Bloomington than to mop up after overdoses. In the same way, Aruba would never have been in the spotlight if the Natalee Holloway case had been an American-on-American problem.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 18, 2011, 07:41:46 PM
With video

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-friday-marks-two-week-anniversary-of-missing-iu-student-lauren-speirers-disappearance-20110617,0,4164052.story

Friday marks two week anniversary of Lauren Speirer's disappearance
Bloomington police have received more than 1,000 tips but still don't have any hard evidence that has lead them to Lauren Spierer two weeks after the investigation began.
By Ann Keil
Fox59
10:49 p.m. EDT, June 17, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.— Bloomington police have received more than 1,000 tips but still don’t have any hard evidence that has lead them to Lauren Spierer two weeks after the investigation began.

Fox59 News took a closer look at the entire investigation Friday, beginning with day one.

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Lauren's father made an emotional plea during Friday's news conference.

"We all know this Sunday is Father's Day. I would ask any of the children out there to let your parents know, please let your parents know how much you love them. Parents, let your children know how much you love them," Robert Spierer said.

"The greatest gift Robby could get is to find Lauren," Charlene Spierer said.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 18, 2011, 08:00:36 PM
http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/lauren-spierer-profiling-the-case-on-two-week-anniversary-of-disappearance

Lauren Spierer: Profiling the case on two-week anniversary of disappearance
June 18, 2011 6:50 am ET
Radell Smith
Criminal Profiles Examiner

Bloomington, Ind. - Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who went missing in Bloomington, near her Smallwood Plaza residence two weeks ago today, at 4:30'ish a.m., remains a missing person case. But new evidence has been potentially uncovered, which prompts a fresh profile of the case.

Lauren's case will receive a second mention on "America's Most Wanted" on Fox this Saturday, June 18 at 9 p.m.

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Criminal profile victimology

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Timeline

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Unverifiable reports

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Verifiable information

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Suggested investigative direction

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Continue reading on Examiner.com Lauren Spierer: Profiling the case on two-week anniversary of disappearance - National Criminal Profiles | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/lauren-spierer-profiling-the-case-on-two-week-anniversary-of-disappearance#ixzz1PftCs14Y


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 18, 2011, 09:42:16 PM
 ::pullinghairout::  The report on Lauran was toooooo short--within a minute!  ::MonkeyMad::

They reported on Lauren's case again, because callers flooded the hot line after last week's show.  The callers mentioned the white truck.  It was shown and described.  "Police need your help in finding the truck; or, if you know anything about the disappearance of Lauren, call the hot line.  You can stay anonymous."



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 19, 2011, 12:08:08 AM
Laurens poor dad, I pray someone will come forward. They need to know the first one to admit whatever happened, will get the best deal. Someday it will be discovered what happened, they will not be able to hide from it forever.

I have looked at the pic of lauren walking down the hall. To me it seems she had a said something to the man in the pic whos legs we see walking away from her. I wonder who that was and what they said.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 19, 2011, 01:29:32 PM
Laurens poor dad, I pray someone will come forward. They need to know the first one to admit whatever happened, will get the best deal. Someday it will be discovered what happened, they will not be able to hide from it forever.

I have looked at the pic of lauren walking down the hall. To me it seems she had a said something to the man in the pic whos legs we see walking away from her. I wonder who that was and what they said.



Yes, Tracygirl, her father looked heart broken.   Her friends will be forever haunted by the memories of such a wonderful, fun-loving friend--Lauren; the first one to come forward will get the best deal. 

I'm not surprised that she spoke with the person, even if briefly, she is a friendly and outgoing person.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 19, 2011, 01:44:01 PM
A 4-page article.

Family video of Spierer sisters: Lauren Spierer, right, and her sister Rebecca speak about a volunteer project they worked on in this undated video provided by the Spierer family.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110619/NEWS02/106190365/Closest-friends-school-between-searches-reflect-missing-college-student?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search: Closest friends at school reflect on missing college student
11:59 PM, Jun. 18, 2011
Written by
Shawn Cohen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — When Lauren Spierer arrived at college, the popular freshman already had a network of friends.

Spierer, two of her three Indiana University roommates, her boyfriend and several other friends all went to the same group of Jewish, co-ed sleepaway camps in Wayne County, in northeast Pennsylvania. Spierer, a student from Greenburgh, has now been missing for two weeks.

At Camp Towanda, the petite fashionista had a summer romance with Jesse Wolff, a slightly older kid from Long Island who would become her college boyfriend. There, she also met Blair Wallach, who became her freshman roommate.

Meanwhile, she played inter-camp soccer and lacrosse against Amanda Roude, a Chappaqua girl at Indian Head Camp who became a close friend, and Hadar Tamir, a Long Island girl at Camp Chenawanda who moved in with Spierer and Wallach during their sophomore year.

By the time many of them arrived as Indiana freshmen in September 2009, they'd already met or were preparing to meet via Internet social networking sites.

"We pretty much had our group of friends made out before we came here," said Tamir.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 19, 2011, 07:17:50 PM
With video

http://www.wthr.com/story/14936067/state-police-ert-aid-in-spierer-search

Spierer search moves north near Martinsville
Updated: Jun 19, 2011 5:49 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - The search for missing IU student Lauren Spierer continued Sunday despite a stormy start.

Officers from Indiana State Police, Bloomington Police and a number of sheriff's departments have been searching an area around State Road 37 south of Martinsville since early Sunday morning. Police came to the area acting on a tip from someone who had been in the area.

Bloomington Police have an evidence technician on the scene. Eyewitness News reporter Richard Essex says police have been digging in an area near SR 37.

Members of the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team were also among those searching Sunday. Crews have been combing the area with police dogs, four-wheel vehicles and helicopters most of the day.

The fact that the search was continuing on Father's Day was not lost on the troopers and others who volunteered to help look for Spierer.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 19, 2011, 07:57:50 PM
Update from wthr

http://www.wthr.com/story/14936067/state-police-ert-aid-in-spierer-search

Spierer search moves north near Martinsville
Updated: Jun 19, 2011 6:28 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - The search for missing IU student Lauren Spierer continued Sunday despite a stormy start.

Officers from Indiana State Police, Bloomington Police and a number of sheriff's departments have been searching an area around State Road 37 south of Martinsville since early Sunday morning. Police came to the area acting on a tip, reportedly from children who were riding ATVs in the area.

Bloomington Police have an evidence technician on the scene. Eyewitness News reporter Richard Essex says police have been digging in an area near SR 37.

Police stopped their search around 7 p.m. Sunday. Bloomington Police have yet to comment on what they learned from the search effort.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 19, 2011, 10:15:20 PM

http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81958
POSTED AT 06:34 PM ON Jun. 19, 2011  (UPDATED AT 09:48 PM ON Jun. 19, 2011)

Police follow tip about missing student, search wooded area near Martinsville, nothing found
 
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At about 3 p.m., the BPD received a phone call on a tip line that said there was a suspicious odor in the area, BPD Capt. Joe Qualters said.

“We went up into the area that was described. We also checked by air the whole area up there, and while checking apparently someone found what appeared to be a fresh mound of dirt described as two feet by four feet,” he said. “They then began checking around underneath that ground and found absolutely nothing.”

Qualters repeated that absolutely nothing was found in relation to Lauren Spierer’s disappearance.

“I think the conclusion is perhaps it might be related to some kind of utility work in that area,” Qualters said.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 20, 2011, 11:50:55 AM
Current press conference. Tweets from Indiana Daily Student.  PV- here is the link to IDS twitter.  We need to link back.  This one can be used for all IDS tweets, since there are no individual tweet links.  Thank you for the updates.   http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews (http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews)

dsnews IDS
Qualters: The white truck has been eliminated from consideration on the case

Qualters: Hundreds of tips have come in on the truck. The business owning the truck has been identified, but will not be released

Qualters: The truck was out that night on its way to pick up an employee

Qualters: Times were off on the security video footage

Qualters: A bag of clothing reportedly found on Friday bears no significance to this case

Qualters: The search south of Martinsville yesterday began with a phone call about a suspicious odor

Qualters: A suspicious mound of fresh dirt was found at the scene. Nothing was found underneath the dirt - may be related to utility work

Qualters: Media meetings will be Wed/Fri at 11:30am

Qualters: If there is breaking news the media will be promptly notified with a press conference or press release

I would like to thank the media for their cooperation. I know there were stringent guidelines and aspects we would not discuss

Qualters: I hope that cooperation continues as we continue on with the case

Qualters is now taking questions




Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 20, 2011, 12:00:28 PM
Press conference continuing:  Edit to add link: http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews (http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews)


Qualters: We are not at the point to give more consideration to one statement than the other.

Qualters: All interviews are being considered at this point.

Question: Are you concerned about losing man power in the search parties?

Qualters: Not at all. This weekend is a testament to that. People who have chosen to join us in the search effort speaks volumes

Question: What is your frustration?

Qualters: We will not be satisfied until we are in a position to find out what happened to Lauren

Mr. Spierer takes to the podium

Robert: Thank you to everyone behind the scenes on this effort

Robert: Thank you to the press.

Robert: The questions have been respectful and we are appreciative of that

Robert: The Smallwood location is now closed. Everything will be run from the McNutt Dormitory

Robert: We have been asked to ask you if anyone has an opportunity to help, then to please go to McNutt and help in the search

Robert: It takes a lot of people and power to search all that ground

Robert: Asks landowners for cooperation with the search

Robert: Please remember to safely search. There is equipment and food there to help

Charlene is speaking

Charlene: To the person who has the info that will lead us to Lauren

We are all at a crossroads in our life. I am begging and pleading to you to take the high road and be that person who will help us find her





Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 20, 2011, 12:02:01 PM
Press conference concludes: Edit to add link.  http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews (http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews)

Charlene: I would really encourage you to share all information with us

Charlene: Our only goal is to find Lauren

That's the end of the press conference. Thanks for reading. We'll have a full story on this soon


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 20, 2011, 12:35:34 PM
Thanks for the update, PV.  It sounds like they've been following up on leads and such and finding nothing.  It looks to me like they feel there are people holding back information and are asking them to step forward and share what they know.  I hope there are some answers soon.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 20, 2011, 12:37:06 PM
MB, thank you for editing to add the link. I will provide the exact link next time.

Main news out of the press conference: the white truck has been explained, and BPD says the clocks on (which?) security cams were incorrect. (By how much? So what is the timeline now?)



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 20, 2011, 12:40:54 PM
MB, thank you for editing to add the link. I will provide the exact link next time.

Main news out of the press conference: the white truck has been explained, and BPD says the clocks on (which?) security cams were incorrect. (By how much? So what is the timeline now?)




Yep.  How is the timeline affected? 
PV you can use the same link I posted in the future, (copy and paste) if it's from IDS.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 20, 2011, 08:53:53 PM
MB, thank you for editing to add the link. I will provide the exact link next time.

Main news out of the press conference: the white truck has been explained, and BPD says the clocks on (which?) security cams were incorrect. (By how much? So what is the timeline now?)




Yep.  How is the timeline affected? 
PV you can use the same link I posted in the future, (copy and paste) if it's from IDS.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Thanks for the press conference update, Port Valerie.  MuffyBee and Valerie, the security cams are located on 10th Street.  The timeline should be around 4:15 a.m.  I'll post an article about the truck.  brb


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 20, 2011, 09:02:02 PM
http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/20/police-say-white-truck-not-connected-to-indiana-student%E2%80%99s-disappearance/

Police Say White Truck Not Connected to Indiana Student’s Disappearance
June 20th, 2011
03:26 PM ET

Bloomington police dismissed what had appeared to be one of their most promising leads in the search for Lauren Spierer Monday, announcing that a white vehicle they had been trying to identify has no connection to the missing Indiana University student.

“The white truck…has been eliminated from consideration of having anything to do with this case,” Capt. Joe Qualters said at a news conference Monday.

After receiving more than 500 tips about the vehicle, police identified and made contact with the owner, who Qualters said was “extremely cooperative.” He said the driver was just in the area of 10th Street and Morton Street around 4:15 am on June 3 to pick up an employee and video evidence does support that story. Still, police conducted an extensive search of the vehicle and nothing was found.

Qualters also noted that the primary reason they were interested in the truck was because it appeared to have driven down that block twice in 10 minutes around the time the 20-year-old student was last seen, but that has turned out to be inaccurate. In releasing times for video sightings last week, Qualters had cautioned that police were relying on the cameras’ timestamps and could not independently verify them. They have now confirmed that the two images they captured of the vehicle were actually taken at the same time and it only passed through that intersection once.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 20, 2011, 09:29:17 PM
Thanks, Grace. Good info.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 20, 2011, 10:56:05 PM
Thanks, Grace. Good info.

YW, Port Valerie.  At least it answers some of the questions in this case.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 21, 2011, 04:19:18 PM
Bottom line, there was no mysterious truck or any other mysterious "outsider" beyond the core cast of characters. No one ever saw her leave the apartment building except the last man she was with. Or so he says.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 21, 2011, 08:09:01 PM
Thanks PortValerie for all of the updates ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 22, 2011, 12:38:23 AM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81966

Smallwood Plaza works to improve image in wake of Spierer disappearance
By Sarah Brubeck | IDS
POSTED AT 08:33 PM ON Jun. 19, 2011  (UPDATED AT 10:03 PM ON Jun. 19, 2011)

Smallwood Plaza doesn’t try to deny that it attracts East Coast students with apartments named Manhattan, Soho and Carnegie.

Ernie Reno, the spokesperson for Smallwood Plaza, describes the location as a Class A property that is an investment for residents who can afford to live there.

At the apartment complex on College Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets, a two-bedroom apartment can cost as much as $1,250 a month, and a four-bedroom apartment can cost as much as $2,550 a month.

More than 700 students live in the 223 apartments at capacity, all of which are occupied by students, creating a dorm-like atmosphere.

Sydney Myers, a 2007-08 resident, said when she signed with Smallwood her freshman year, she didn’t even look at the apartments first. All of her friends signed at Smallwood, so she thought she would too. She said it was an easy transition because it reminded her of an extended dorm.

But as the year progressed, Myers had to deal with the partying of other residents.
She remembers falling asleep on the bathroom floor to the sound of the fan to escape the booming music coming through her apartment’s thin walls.

She said she remembers the smell of alcohol lingering in the air Wednesday through Saturday nights, and the atmosphere wasn’t for her. She said you also sometimes could smell marijuana and other drugs in the hallways.

“It was great having the people I was so close with a floor above me or a floor below, but I could only do a year,” Myers said.

However, Reno said the party reputation that Smallwood often receives is an unfair portrayal of the building. When the owners built Smallwood in 2004, they spent $700,000 on its security system.

Smallwood is lined with 156 cameras in hallways, corridors, elevators and garages. There is also a member of security personnel on duty about five nights a week during the school year, Reno said.

“You’re talking about a property that has more than 700 young adults in it,” Reno said, commenting on talk that Smallwood is known for parties. “A certain amount of that is
 going to happen.”

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 22, 2011, 12:52:37 AM
Thanks for the Smallwood article, Grace-land. Draws quite a picture of life in that building. Elsewhere I read that Smallwood has a list of people banned from the premises for various reasons, including creating disturbances. Corey Rossman is one of those banned.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 22, 2011, 10:22:32 AM
So, Lauren's case is "... like the 500-pound gorilla in the room..."?  Sad.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28311917/detail.html

Spierer Disappearance Looms Over IU Orientation
Case Woven Into Orientation Week Curriculum

POSTED: 5:00 pm EDT June 21, 2011
UPDATED: 6:54 pm EDT June 21, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The continued search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer is on the minds of many incoming freshmen and their parents in Bloomington this week for orientation.

As new students meet roommates and navigate campus, they're also learning about the 20-year-old's June 3 disappearance and how to protect themselves, 6News' Stacia Matthews reported.

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"It would be like the 500-pound gorilla in the room, so we just want to deal with it," said Dean of Students Pete Goldsmith.

He said the case is being addressed with incoming students and at all parent information sessions during orientation.

"We think we have a good story to tell, but we want to answer those questions and also make sure people are aware of the programs and services we have to help students be safe," Goldsmith said.

Administrators will also address critical issues facing college students across the country, including sexual violence, alcohol and drug abuse.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 22, 2011, 12:34:41 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/spierers-open-po-box-for-lauren-tips?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WISHTV_News+(WISHTV.com+%7C+Indianapolis%2C+IN+-+News)

Spierers open P.O. box for Lauren tips
Updated: Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011, 12:13 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011, 12:13 PM EDT
By: AJ Colley
 
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - The mother of missing student Lauren Spierer made an emotional plea to her daughter’s friends to come forward with information on Wednesday.

Charlene Spierer appeared upset with her daughter’s friends and offered a post office box for people to send tips to if they’re worried about calling police. It was the first update given this week on Lauren’s disappearance since Monday.

“I am extremely disappointed by the fact that only one of Lauren’s friends have called the Bloomington Police Department with information,” Charlene Spierer said, adding if the tables were turned Lauren would be the first to call.

The Spierers opened a post office box for “confidential, anonymous information” about their daughter’s disappearance. People should address their mail to Find Lauren, P.O. Box 1226, Bloomington, IN 47402-1226.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 22, 2011, 12:44:01 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/14956457/bloomington-police-continue-to-review-video-in-missing-student-case

Missing student's mother frustrated with lack of tips
Updated: Jun 22, 2011 11:01 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - The mother of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer expressed frustration Wednesday that only one of her daughter's friends has come forward with information for police.

"On June 3rd, my life changed forever," said Charlene Spierer, describing the moment when she got the phone call that her daughter was missing. "What I can tell you is that I am extremely disappointed by the fact that only one of Lauren's friends have called the Bloomington Police Department with any information."

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Bloomington Police Capt. Joe Qualters said there was no evidence to support a report of an additional person showing up in surveillance video on the night she disappeared.

Spierer went missing June 3rd. Reporters asked Qualters about a "mystery man" reported by a witness.

"We have reviewed the video, not only the timeline we have been using but also where Lauren does in fact appear in that video with someone who is already known to investigators," said Qualters.

Qualters said everyone in the surveillance video is known to investigators, and that out of 300 hours of video evidence, some were still outstanding.

"I know that our meetings here have become less frequent, perhaps from your perspective, we have what seems to be less to talk about. The message we would like to convey is despite those two factors this investigation is an ongoing situation," Qualters said.

He said investigators completed "secondary tier" interviews and that detectives would compile all of the information gleaned from interviews.

He added that there was "no shortage of resources being utilized by the Bloomington Police Department in the continuing effort to find what contributed to Lauren's disappearance. Rest assured there are many things going on with this investigation behind the scenes."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 22, 2011, 02:18:42 PM
I feel sad for her mother.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 22, 2011, 06:30:14 PM
I feel sad for her mother.

I feel sad for her, too; and looking at the father during the press conference, when Charlene was giving her message, brought tears to my eyes.   :cry:


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 22, 2011, 06:39:16 PM
My guess is the so-called friends were new in her life, not the ones she came to IU with. (She was kind of in a downward slide.) Neither the old friends nor the new friends want to tell the police everything they've been up to even if the activities are relatively innocent though illegal.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 22, 2011, 06:50:46 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-bloomington-police-say-search-for-lauren-spierer-has-moved-into-a-new-phase-20110622,0,5456185.story

Bloomington police say search for Lauren Spierer has moved into a new phase
Bloomington police said Wednesday that their search for missing IU coed Lauren Spierer has moved into a new phase now that most of the young woman's friends and the witnesses to her last hours in town have departed for the summer.
By Russ McQuaid
Fox59
5:23 p.m. EDT, June 22, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.— Bloomington police said Wednesday that their search for missing IU coed Lauren Spierer has moved into a new phase now that most of the young woman's friends and the witnesses to her last hours in town have departed for the summer.

"There are many things going on with this interview behind the scenes," said Blommington Police Department Captain Joe Qualters. "(There have) been a number of interviews that have been completed not only with individuals that we knew to be with Lauren prior to her disappearnce but also with people in that secondary tier as well."

Qualters said there are one or two potential witnesses that investigators have not yet interviewed. Based on the information from that ring of sources, detectives may decide to re-interview what they are calling first tier individuals. That would include Spierer's boyfriend Jesse Wolff who was the person to report her missing on the afternoon of June 3.

Wolff returned home to Port Washington, New York, within days of Spierer's disappearance but his roommates cleared out of their off campus rental home this week.

 ::snipping2::

Last week, one of Wolff's roommates told Fox59 News he had not been interviewed by police but last saw wolff at 2:30 a.m., just a couple of hours before Spierer was reportedly last seen.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 22, 2011, 10:32:39 PM
Departed for the summer? Really? More like, departed forever. I think the applications to other colleges have already been mailed. IMO


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: onereddoxie on June 23, 2011, 01:21:39 AM
This case sooo reminds me of Brittanee Drexel!!  She was walking home alone and disappeared into thin air like Brittanee.  The friends aren't talking and going on with life, just like in Brittanee's disappearance.  This is crazy. 

It does sounds to me like her boyfriend went home first....although it is still up in the air for me if he had anything to do with it.  I don't buy it about the accidental overdose possibility.  Lauren knew she had a heart condition, so I do not think she would intentionally put herself at risk with that.  I just wonder about her being in an apartment with all guys on a night when she was drinking.

Thoughts?

Hope Lauren is found soon!



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 23, 2011, 01:45:02 AM
This case sooo reminds me of Brittanee Drexel!!  She was walking home alone and disappeared into thin air like Brittanee.  The friends aren't talking and going on with life, just like in Brittanee's disappearance.  This is crazy. 

It does sounds to me like her boyfriend went home first....although it is still up in the air for me if he had anything to do with it.  I don't buy it about the accidental overdose possibility.  Lauren knew she had a heart condition, so I do not think she would intentionally put herself at risk with that.  I just wonder about her being in an apartment with all guys on a night when she was drinking.

Thoughts?

Hope Lauren is found soon!



Hi!  We don't have enough information to conclude one way or another as to what happened to Lauren; the le is still gathering information from interviews to put the puzzle together.  The quys were not strangers; so she probably felt comfortable around them and trusted them.  Hopefully, enough information is gathered to solve this case--and Lauren is found.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on June 23, 2011, 08:54:55 AM
Wolff has an off campus rental home?  Hows about they search near there...and to the last place she was seen all the way to his home?  Too hinky he went home first!  All IMO!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 23, 2011, 03:49:31 PM
Wolff has an off campus rental home?  Hows about they search near there...and to the last place she was seen all the way to his home?  Too hinky he went home first!  All IMO!

It is strange to me too. There must be something that points to him or his alibi is not holding up because he has a lawyer and has not spoken to police. Why is he being resistant to at least speaking with them? Since he lived in that area he must know the area pretty good, why is he not out looking for his girlfriend? As far as I know there has been volunteer searches, right? Well why is he in NY and not helping? He maybe perfectly innocent but man is he making himself look bad.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 23, 2011, 07:09:00 PM
An update of people involved in the case.

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/search-for-spierer%3A-whos-who

Search for Spierer: Who's who
Updated: Thursday, 23 Jun 2011, 10:44 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011, 10:39 PM EDT

Lauren Spierer's mom on Wednesday called out her daughter's friends, wanting to know why they're not coming forward on their own to talk to police.

Police say they've interviewed the friends. But Spierer's parents seem to think the friends have more information they can share.

24-Hour News 8's Jay Hermacinski takes a closer look at some of the people at the heart of the matter - Lauren's boyfriend, the student who says he saw her last, and the student who says he doesn't remember a thing.

Here's a look at some of the people involved in the case:

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Buckeye on June 23, 2011, 07:31:03 PM
Daughter from Chicago just called.  They just announced finding the IU girl's body in a Chicago garage.   :smt102 :smt102 :smt102


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 23, 2011, 07:31:04 PM
Thanks for the Smallwood article, Grace-land. Draws quite a picture of life in that building. Elsewhere I read that Smallwood has a list of people banned from the premises for various reasons, including creating disturbances. Corey Rossman is one of those banned.


Rossman has my hinky meter way up!! (JMHO) For someone who was hit so hard that he has no memory of the "night before" but yet he has no visible marks on his face? He sounds cocky and imo, untruthful in the video on Channel 8. All jmo......but it isn't smelling kosher with him. Any one else have an opinion of Rossman from the video?
Where is this beautiful girl?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 23, 2011, 07:32:14 PM
Daughter from Chicago just called.  They just announced finding the IU girl's body in a Chicago garage.   :smt102 :smt102 :smt102
OMG! Was it on a Chicago news station?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Buckeye on June 23, 2011, 07:40:09 PM
Daughter from Chicago just called.  They just announced finding the IU girl's body in a Chicago garage.   :smt102 :smt102 :smt102
OMG! Was it on a Chicago news station?

Yes...but I just checked and there was an Indiana woman's body found...but a different one....I have a call out to make sure it's really another body.  My daughter went to IU.  Daughter just called....now she doesn't know.  She just heard Indiana.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 23, 2011, 07:41:21 PM
Daughter from Chicago just called.  They just announced finding the IU girl's body in a Chicago garage.   :smt102 :smt102 :smt102

I just found this but it looks to be someone else.
 ::snipping2::

Body found in garage identified as Indiana woman


By William Lee and Jae Miller

5:09 p.m. CDT, June 23, 2011

A body found in a plastic storage bin, wrapped in duct tape and in a red cloth sack, has been identified as a 26-year-old woman who recently moved to Indiana from the Far South Side, police say.

An autopsy has found that Cynthia Funches from Highland, Ind. was beaten to death, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Highland police were called to Funches' home at about 8 p.m. Wednesday by her relatives to conduct a well-being check. When they arrived, police found evidence that she was was in danger, said Highland Police Cmdr. George Georgeff.
 ::snipping2::
http://www.wgntv.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-womans-body-found-in-bin-in-far-south-side-garage-20110622,0,2415674.story?track=rss  (http://www.wgntv.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-womans-body-found-in-bin-in-far-south-side-garage-20110622,0,2415674.story?track=rss)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 23, 2011, 07:42:35 PM
Daughter from Chicago just called.  They just announced finding the IU girl's body in a Chicago garage.   :smt102 :smt102 :smt102
OMG! Was it on a Chicago news station?

Yes...but I just checked and there was an Indiana woman's body found...but a different one....I have a call out to make sure it's really another body.  My daughter went to IU.  Daughter just called....now she doesn't know.  She just heard Indiana.
oops we were posting at the same time ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Buckeye on June 23, 2011, 07:43:32 PM
Sorry, everyone:

 ::snipping2::

The body found bound and beaten to death inside a plastic container in Chicago’s Roseland community has been identified as a missing northwest Indiana woman.

The remains were discovered about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 10000 block of South Normal Avenue, police officer Darryl Baety said.

The victim, tentatively identified as Cynthia Funches, 26, of Highland, Ind., died of multiple blunt force injuries from an assault, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/6130278-418/body-found-in-roseland-is-missing-indiana-woman.html


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Buckeye on June 23, 2011, 07:44:20 PM
LOL....cartfly


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 23, 2011, 10:20:57 PM
http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/gallery/Search-Continues-for-IU-Student-123189648.html

Massive Search for Missing IU Student Lauren Spierer Planned for Saturday
By INC News Staff
June 23, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) – Bloomington Police are organizing a massive search this weekend for missing IU student Lauren Spierer.

The 20-year-old New York native disappeared June third and detectives are asking for volunteers for Saturday's search.

 ::snipping2::

Aditionaly, police are still sifting through thousands of tips in the case and conducting searches with volunteers.

Reports say remote aerial drones are also being used in the search.

Spierer's parents refuse to give up, Lauren's mother said she has two things she wants to accomplish.

"My first thing is to say to the person that has Lauren or that has harmed Lauren: Shame on you. Shame on you. In relationship to that, the person that knows this person that's not coming forward with this information, I beg you to come forward," Charlene Spierer says.

The second thing she wanted to accomplish is to tell Lauren she loves her with all her heart and soul.

In the meantime, investigators have wrapped up their search of Lake Monroe after receiving a tip that Spierer could possibly be located there.

"Anything small could be big so speak up and contact the Bloomington Police Hotline with any information you have regarding Lauren," said Lauren Spierer's Father Robert Spierer.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 24, 2011, 10:42:42 AM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110624/NEWS02/106240333/Lauren-Spierer-search-Friends-may-close-ranks-protect-others-experts-say?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search: Friends may close ranks to 'protect' others, experts say
11:53 PM, Jun. 23, 2011
Written by
Andrew Klappholz

Three weeks after Edgemont's Lauren Spierer went missing from Indiana University, the lack of information from the sophomore's college friends has been frustrating her family and stalling local police.

Five of those who've been involved in the investigation — Jesse Wolff, Lauren's boyfriend; and friends Corey Rossman, Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and David Rohn, who all saw her during the last few hours before she disappeared — have retained lawyers.
But the closing of the ranks among these young men and women might be more than just simply following legal advice.

Experts say there's a psychological condition that often kicks in during these types of crises, which prevent people — typically those of college or high- school age — from doing the right thing.

"My guess is a lot of those kids are a bit confused and afraid at this point," said Jeff Cohen, program director of the Mercy College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Dobbs Ferry.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 24, 2011, 12:36:07 PM
Corey is in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP5zOwFdsg&feature=player_embedded

YouTube video: "Friends provide little help in search for Lauren Spierer"

Uploaded by wish on Jun 23, 2011

Three students connected to missing IU student Lauren Spierer struggle to provide useful information in the ongoing search.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 24, 2011, 12:38:31 PM
Sorry, everyone:

 ::snipping2::

The body found bound and beaten to death inside a plastic container in Chicago’s Roseland community has been identified as a missing northwest Indiana woman.

The remains were discovered about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 10000 block of South Normal Avenue, police officer Darryl Baety said.

The victim, tentatively identified as Cynthia Funches, 26, of Highland, Ind., died of multiple blunt force injuries from an assault, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/6130278-418/body-found-in-roseland-is-missing-indiana-woman.html
OT: No apology needed Buckeye ::MonkeyAngel:: After looking around, the media at first said it was someone in their "late teens", then said the victim was "26 yrs old" and then another media source said "36 years old"......So I would bet what your dear daughter heard was from one of these media sources that was reporting. Rest in peace Cynthia ::MonkeyAngel::

About Holly, why does it seem like these "witnesses" are calling all the shots? Why isn't LE demanding that all of the witnesses (the ones who haven't been interviewed) line up with their "hired attorneys" and answer questions from LE. I am not very familiar with how this kind of thing works but three weeks ago Lauren goes missing and LE hasn't interviewed all of the witnesses? That is ridiculous! Lauren's parents have every right to be frustrated.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 24, 2011, 12:58:21 PM
IIRC, the le has interviewed all the people that had contact with Lauren that evening; they have interviewed the "second tier" people--except one or two.  It seems that her "friends" are giving limited information.  Why?  Maybe out of loyalty, covering something about themselves, etc?  The le said this morning at the press conference that the most difficult and challenging cases are for missing persons.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 24, 2011, 01:16:14 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28347080/detail.html

Spierer's Parents: We Can't Deal With Not Knowing
Saturday Deemed 'Find Lauren Day'

POSTED: 12:40 pm EDT June 24, 2011
UPDATED: 12:46 pm EDT June 24, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Three weeks into the search for Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, her parents pleaded Friday for someone to do the right thing so they can find their daughter and go home.

In what Bloomington police said would be their final scheduled news conference in the case, Capt. Joe Qualters stressed that investigators would not cease until they find the 20-year-old sophomore.

 ::snipping2::

"We are not finished. Not only will the search efforts continue, but efforts to find out what happened to Lauren and how she disappeared, will continue. We're not going to stop," he said.

Spierer's parents, Robert and Charlene, made an emotional plea for any information about their daughter's whereabouts.

"Perhaps it was a terrible accident that happened. We can deal with that. We can deal with whatever happened," Spierer's mother said. "What we can't deal with is not knowing what happened."

The couple, who is from New York, said they will stay in Bloomington as long as it takes, but want to take their family home.

"We just need our daughter. We just need somebody to stand up and do the right thing," Charlene Spierer said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 24, 2011, 01:54:34 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110624/NEWS02/106240333/Lauren-Spierer-search-Friends-may-close-ranks-protect-others-experts-say?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search: Friends may close ranks to 'protect' others, experts say
11:53 PM, Jun. 23, 2011
Written by
Andrew Klappholz

Three weeks after Edgemont's Lauren Spierer went missing from Indiana University, the lack of information from the sophomore's college friends has been frustrating her family and stalling local police.

Five of those who've been involved in the investigation — Jesse Wolff, Lauren's boyfriend; and friends Corey Rossman, Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and David Rohn, who all saw her during the last few hours before she disappeared — have retained lawyers.
But the closing of the ranks among these young men and women might be more than just simply following legal advice.

Experts say there's a psychological condition that often kicks in during these types of crises, which prevent people — typically those of college or high- school age — from doing the right thing.

"My guess is a lot of those kids are a bit confused and afraid at this point," said Jeff Cohen, program director of the Mercy College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Dobbs Ferry.

 ::snipping2::


Thanks for this article, Grace-land. I hope it will be more difficult for the five to "close ranks" now that they are all at home in separate places. They can't even be certain that all will return to IU to regroup; I think some parents will want their student to transfer to a different college now.

In short, if this group stays together in "close ranks" it will have to be via phone, email, and internet. I wonder if le has acquired the judicial permission to track these communications. Now that would be interesting!

Natalee Holloway's Mountainbrook high school group pretty much closed ranks during the first summer. But they were younger; they were not suspected of involvement; and they were all in the same small community.

Lauren's group should crack once people are separated and begin to get paranoid about what the others might be saying.

Again, I hope le is tapping phones.

 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 24, 2011, 03:07:25 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110624/NEWS02/106240333/Lauren-Spierer-search-Friends-may-close-ranks-protect-others-experts-say?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search: Friends may close ranks to 'protect' others, experts say
11:53 PM, Jun. 23, 2011
Written by
Andrew Klappholz

Three weeks after Edgemont's Lauren Spierer went missing from Indiana University, the lack of information from the sophomore's college friends has been frustrating her family and stalling local police.

Five of those who've been involved in the investigation — Jesse Wolff, Lauren's boyfriend; and friends Corey Rossman, Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and David Rohn, who all saw her during the last few hours before she disappeared — have retained lawyers.
But the closing of the ranks among these young men and women might be more than just simply following legal advice.

Experts say there's a psychological condition that often kicks in during these types of crises, which prevent people — typically those of college or high- school age — from doing the right thing.

"My guess is a lot of those kids are a bit confused and afraid at this point," said Jeff Cohen, program director of the Mercy College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Dobbs Ferry.

 ::snipping2::


Thanks for this article, Grace-land. I hope it will be more difficult for the five to "close ranks" now that they are all at home in separate places. They can't even be certain that all will return to IU to regroup; I think some parents will want their student to transfer to a different college now.

In short, if this group stays together in "close ranks" it will have to be via phone, email, and internet. I wonder if le has acquired the judicial permission to track these communications. Now that would be interesting!

Natalee Holloway's Mountainbrook high school group pretty much closed ranks during the first summer. But they were younger; they were not suspected of involvement; and they were all in the same small community.

Lauren's group should crack once people are separated and begin to get paranoid about what the others might be saying.

Again, I hope le is tapping phones.

 

I believe that Jesse graduated--so he's gone.  I don't think that Corey, Mike, and Jay will return; they were the last persons to see Lauren, and it would be too "uncomfortable" to face the students at the university next school year.  The other cast of characters might return.  If le has enough of evidence against someone, they might go after them and do a little "communication" tracking. They'll always be worried about information getting out--stress!

Yes, Natalee's friends stuck together; they were her friends, unlike Laura's "friends."  I came to SM because of Natalee. :smt049  I plan to be here for her and all of the missing persons--waiting for justice for all of them!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 24, 2011, 03:16:44 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110624/NEWS02/106240333/Lauren-Spierer-search-Friends-may-close-ranks-protect-others-experts-say?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search: Friends may close ranks to 'protect' others, experts say
11:53 PM, Jun. 23, 2011
Written by
Andrew Klappholz

Three weeks after Edgemont's Lauren Spierer went missing from Indiana University, the lack of information from the sophomore's college friends has been frustrating her family and stalling local police.

Five of those who've been involved in the investigation — Jesse Wolff, Lauren's boyfriend; and friends Corey Rossman, Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and David Rohn, who all saw her during the last few hours before she disappeared — have retained lawyers.
But the closing of the ranks among these young men and women might be more than just simply following legal advice.

Experts say there's a psychological condition that often kicks in during these types of crises, which prevent people — typically those of college or high- school age — from doing the right thing.

"My guess is a lot of those kids are a bit confused and afraid at this point," said Jeff Cohen, program director of the Mercy College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Dobbs Ferry.

 ::snipping2::


Thanks for this article, Grace-land. I hope it will be more difficult for the five to "close ranks" now that they are all at home in separate places. They can't even be certain that all will return to IU to regroup; I think some parents will want their student to transfer to a different college now.

In short, if this group stays together in "close ranks" it will have to be via phone, email, and internet. I wonder if le has acquired the judicial permission to track these communications. Now that would be interesting!

Natalee Holloway's Mountainbrook high school group pretty much closed ranks during the first summer. But they were younger; they were not suspected of involvement; and they were all in the same small community.

Lauren's group should crack once people are separated and begin to get paranoid about what the others might be saying.

Again, I hope le is tapping phones.

 

I believe that Jesse graduated--so he's gone.  I don't think that Corey, Mike, and Jay will return; they were the last persons to see Lauren, and it would be too "uncomfortable" to face the students at the university next school year.  The other cast of characters might return.  If le has enough of evidence against someone, they might go after them and do a little "communication" tracking. They'll always be worried about information getting out--stress!

Yes, Natalee's friends stuck together; they were her friends, unlike Laura's "friends."  I came to SM because of Natalee. :smt049  I plan to be here for her and all of the missing persons--waiting for justice for all of them!


Is this reporter saying that Jesse Wolfe saw Lauren on the night she disappeared?



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: ScareyCarrie on June 24, 2011, 03:16:59 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110624/NEWS02/106240333/Lauren-Spierer-search-Friends-may-close-ranks-protect-others-experts-say?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search: Friends may close ranks to 'protect' others, experts say
11:53 PM, Jun. 23, 2011
Written by
Andrew Klappholz

Three weeks after Edgemont's Lauren Spierer went missing from Indiana University, the lack of information from the sophomore's college friends has been frustrating her family and stalling local police.

Five of those who've been involved in the investigation — Jesse Wolff, Lauren's boyfriend; and friends Corey Rossman, Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and David Rohn, who all saw her during the last few hours before she disappeared — have retained lawyers.
But the closing of the ranks among these young men and women might be more than just simply following legal advice.

Experts say there's a psychological condition that often kicks in during these types of crises, which prevent people — typically those of college or high- school age — from doing the right thing.

"My guess is a lot of those kids are a bit confused and afraid at this point," said Jeff Cohen, program director of the Mercy College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Dobbs Ferry.

 ::snipping2::


Thanks for this article, Grace-land. I hope it will be more difficult for the five to "close ranks" now that they are all at home in separate places. They can't even be certain that all will return to IU to regroup; I think some parents will want their student to transfer to a different college now.

In short, if this group stays together in "close ranks" it will have to be via phone, email, and internet. I wonder if le has acquired the judicial permission to track these communications. Now that would be interesting!

Natalee Holloway's Mountainbrook high school group pretty much closed ranks during the first summer. But they were younger; they were not suspected of involvement; and they were all in the same small community.

Lauren's group should crack once people are separated and begin to get paranoid about what the others might be saying.

Again, I hope le is tapping phones.

 

Above BBM... or maybe confide in a parent, or a parent over hear a conversation and turn them in??? hoping....


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 24, 2011, 03:33:54 PM
I wonder if the FBI can come in now that the persons of interest have crossed state lines. I have no idea whether this is possible -- but it sure would be nice.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 24, 2011, 05:52:23 PM
With video

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/24/news.933361.sto

Lauren Spierer search: Police have no more ‘clear indication' about Lauren than three weeks ago
By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
June 24, 2011, last update: 6/24 @ 5:35 pm

Lauren Spierer search: Capt. Joe Qualters at June 24, 2011 conference

Despite weeks of investigation and searches, Bloomington Police have no better idea what happened to Lauren Spierer than they did when the 20-year-old IU student was reported missing June 3.

According to Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters, police are still “very much” in the information gathering stage in the case.

“We’ve spoken to a lot of people. That’s the responsible thing that you need to do during the course of an investigation,” Qualters said in Friday’s press conference, which was announced as the last of the long-running series of police updates on the case.

Police have interviewed people who were with Spierer the hours before she disappeared, and a “second tier” of her friends and associates to collect background information.

“But do we have any clear indication? Any more than ... three weeks ago? Unfortunately not,” Qualters said.

Police have had to seek out Spierer’s friends and associates for interviews, he said. One of her friends has reached out to police, Qualters said, confirming Charlene Spierer’s statement on Wednesday expressing her extreme disappointment that only one of her daughter’s friends has come to police with information. That friend has not been identified by authorities.

When asked if Spierer’s friends hold the key to her disappearance, Qualters answered, “Maybe that’s one of the reasons why they don’t contact us.” He called it perplexing, curious, disturbing and unfortunate.

No one mentioned in the investigation so far has been cleared by police, Qualters added.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 24, 2011, 06:06:51 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110624/NEWS02/106240333/Lauren-Spierer-search-Friends-may-close-ranks-protect-others-experts-say?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search: Friends may close ranks to 'protect' others, experts say
11:53 PM, Jun. 23, 2011
Written by
Andrew Klappholz

Three weeks after Edgemont's Lauren Spierer went missing from Indiana University, the lack of information from the sophomore's college friends has been frustrating her family and stalling local police.

Five of those who've been involved in the investigation — Jesse Wolff, Lauren's boyfriend; and friends Corey Rossman, Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and David Rohn, who all saw her during the last few hours before she disappeared — have retained lawyers.
But the closing of the ranks among these young men and women might be more than just simply following legal advice.

Experts say there's a psychological condition that often kicks in during these types of crises, which prevent people — typically those of college or high- school age — from doing the right thing.

"My guess is a lot of those kids are a bit confused and afraid at this point," said Jeff Cohen, program director of the Mercy College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Dobbs Ferry.

 ::snipping2::


Thanks for this article, Grace-land. I hope it will be more difficult for the five to "close ranks" now that they are all at home in separate places. They can't even be certain that all will return to IU to regroup; I think some parents will want their student to transfer to a different college now.

In short, if this group stays together in "close ranks" it will have to be via phone, email, and internet. I wonder if le has acquired the judicial permission to track these communications. Now that would be interesting!

Natalee Holloway's Mountainbrook high school group pretty much closed ranks during the first summer. But they were younger; they were not suspected of involvement; and they were all in the same small community.

Lauren's group should crack once people are separated and begin to get paranoid about what the others might be saying.

Again, I hope le is tapping phones.

 

I believe that Jesse graduated--so he's gone.  I don't think that Corey, Mike, and Jay will return; they were the last persons to see Lauren, and it would be too "uncomfortable" to face the students at the university next school year.  The other cast of characters might return.  If le has enough of evidence against someone, they might go after them and do a little "communication" tracking. They'll always be worried about information getting out--stress!

Yes, Natalee's friends stuck together; they were her friends, unlike Laura's "friends."  I came to SM because of Natalee. :smt049  I plan to be here for her and all of the missing persons--waiting for justice for all of them!


Is this reporter saying that Jesse Wolfe saw Lauren on the night she disappeared?



Tracygirl, the way I read/understand the article--Jesse is Lauren's boyfriend...and...Corey, Mike, Jay, and David were the last 4 people who saw her before she disappeared.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Buckeye on June 24, 2011, 06:09:48 PM
Why should the friends contact the police?  Why didn't the police obtain a list of friends, locate them and interview them before school was out?  Why would they wait for the "friends" to contact them??


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: HopeForAll on June 24, 2011, 08:58:32 PM
If Jesse loves Lauren so much why did he run back to NY so fast and leave her behind?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 24, 2011, 09:50:35 PM
If Jesse loves Lauren so much why did he run back to NY so fast and leave her behind?
Great point!!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 25, 2011, 04:51:45 PM
If Jesse loves Lauren so much why did he run back to NY so fast and leave her behind?

And get a lawyer? If he didn't have contact with her that night, then what would he have to worry about? I can understand the need for Corey and bunch to get a lawyer given they are the last known persons to be with Lauren. However Jesse's story is different, according to what we have read, he was not with her and was at his place awaiting a call from her. He says he called several times, texted several times to which she didn't answer. Then when he couldn't get a hold of her, then what? Did he just go to sleep? The next morning after he still couldn't get a hold of her he went to find her roommate to ask for the key to the apartment so he can check on her...ok, I suppose you can't knock on the door? After she is not there he jumps to the conclusion she is missing, goes to the police and calls he parents? Isn't that a bit strange?
In my opinion, he looks more hinky then anyone involved in this. Nothing he did prior to her going missing or after makes any sense at all. I am not sure if he actually did anything or if he helped cover up whatever happened to her. I just think he is involved somehow.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 25, 2011, 04:53:20 PM
Why should the friends contact the police?  Why didn't the police obtain a list of friends, locate them and interview them before school was out?  Why would they wait for the "friends" to contact them??

I have no idea, I have asked myself this question as well. I recall Le commenting on they couldn't stop anyone from leaving, did they ask them to stay though?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 25, 2011, 05:04:12 PM
If Jesse loves Lauren so much why did he run back to NY so fast and leave her behind?
Great point!!

Another question: if he graduated in the class of 2011, why was he still in Bloomington a month later? Commencement in Bloomington was May 7.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 25, 2011, 05:08:28 PM
If Jesse loves Lauren so much why did he run back to NY so fast and leave her behind?

And get a lawyer? If he didn't have contact with her that night, then what would he have to worry about? I can understand the need for Corey and bunch to get a lawyer given they are the last known persons to be with Lauren. However Jesse's story is different, according to what we have read, he was not with her and was at his place awaiting a call from her. He says he called several times, texted several times to which she didn't answer. Then when he couldn't get a hold of her, then what? Did he just go to sleep? The next morning after he still couldn't get a hold of her he went to find her roommate to ask for the key to the apartment so he can check on her...ok, I suppose you can't knock on the door? After she is not there he jumps to the conclusion she is missing, goes to the police and calls he parents? Isn't that a bit strange?
In my opinion, he looks more hinky then anyone involved in this. Nothing he did prior to her going missing or after makes any sense at all. I am not sure if he actually did anything or if he helped cover up whatever happened to her. I just think he is involved somehow.

Agreed, his behavior is strange. Maybe he went to the apartment to remove ugly or pornographic messages he had sent to her computer, or to remove a stash of drugs he knew was there. Either way, it looks like he knew very early on that she wasn't coming back and that other people would soon be going through her stuff.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: SuzieQ on June 25, 2011, 06:38:06 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/25/hundreds-search-for-missing-indiana-student-on-find-lauren-day/

Hundreds Search for Missing Indiana Student on 'Find Lauren Day'

Published June 25, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –  The high-profile search for a missing Indiana University student raised painful memories for a local family whose own experience with a missing daughter draws a sharp contrast that investigators say illustrates the differences social status can make in such cases.

Crystal Grubb was found dead Oct. 1, 2010. Like Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who has been the subject of an intense search since she disappeared June 3, Grubb was out with friends before she went missing. On Saturday, more than 400 searchers convened in Bloomington again for a "Find Lauren Day."

 ::snipping2::

In Grubb's case, there were no public searches or offers of searches on horseback or in airplanes. Her disappearance was featured on the "Nancy Grace Show" and mentioned late in a few television newscasts, but there were no daily, televised news conferences as in the Spierer case.

Monroe County Sheriff's Detective Brad Swain, lead investigator in Grubb's murder, said the two cases are separated by the young women's socio-economic status. Grubb's family lives in a home with subsidized rent and used her father's Social Security disability income to buy her gravestone. Spierer, a fashion merchandising major, is from an affluent family in the New York City area, where her father is an accountant.

"Four blocks of geography between them, but two different worlds," Swain said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Red on June 26, 2011, 11:22:43 AM
“Find Lauren Day” … Hundreds of Volunteers Turn Out to Search for Missing Indiana University Student Lauren Spierer

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2011/06/26/find-lauren-day-hundreds-of-volunteers-turn-out-to-search-for-missing-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer/

There is something inherently troubling when the very people that claim to be friends and the closest to Lauren Spierer are the very ones who are not talking and worse yet, hire attorneys.Is that what today’s youth have come to? These are college educated kids who need to do the right thing.

Five of those who’ve been involved in the investigation — Jesse Wolff, Lauren’s boyfriend; and friends Corey Rossman, Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and David Rohn, who all saw her during the last few hours before she disappeared — have retained lawyers.

But the closing of the ranks among these young men and women might be more than just simply following legal advice.

A note to any of Lauren’s friends who might know what happened that night or where she is … take a bit of advice from the Casey Anthony murder trial, it’s better to admit an accident in the beginning than being charged in a murder and face life in prison or worse. Just saying.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 26, 2011, 12:51:12 PM
Great post!  Thanks, Red, for the words of wisdom.  Coming forword with information might be a difficult decision to make for her friends, but it's the right thing to do. 

Friends of Lauren, where is she?  What happened to her?  Help Lauren's parents find her!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 26, 2011, 01:08:07 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-missing-iu-students-parents-determined-to-find-daughter-20110626,0,842465.story

Missing IU student's parents determined to find daughter
After a massive search effort turned up nothing Saturday, the parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer say there is much more work to be done.
By Rick Ramirez
Fox59
10:18 a.m. EDT, June 26, 2011

Bloomington, Ind—

After a massive search effort turned up nothing Saturday, the parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer say there is much more work to be done.

“As a parent, you need to get up every day and look for your child,” said Robert Spierer, Lauren’s father. "There are still areas that have not been touched. Today, teams are getting assignments to go out and search. There are people on horses and ATVs searching,” he said.

 ::snipping2::

After a big media push last week to get volunteers to come out Saturday to join the search, hundreds of people showed up and canvassed heavily wooded areas, including going to Brown County.  But investigators say no new clues were found.

“We’re just overwhelmed. More than 600 people came out to search. We greatly appreciate everything that was done,” said Robert Spierer.

Lauren’s mom said she is not giving up and is drawing on her daughter’s spirit to keep up the search.

 “I get a lot of strength from Lauren. She’s a strong young lady,” said Charlene Spierer.  “I can’t imagine not finding her and leaving her out here. We need information. Somebody has it,” she said.

 “We’re so certain that the night she disappeared, someone has to know what happened,” said Robert.  “Someone can share information that will help us find her.”

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 26, 2011, 05:40:21 PM
A three-page article which provides more details/information about the events leading to the disappearance of Lauren.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110626/NEWS01/106260388/Lauren-Spierer-search-nets-few-leads?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer search nets few leads
10:59 PM, Jun. 25, 2011
Written by
Timothy O'Connor

At 2:51 a.m. on a Friday in June, a barefoot Lauren Spierer walks through an alley with another Indiana University student on their way to his apartment.

It is the last video image of the 20-year-old Edgemont woman before she vanished.

 ::snipping2::

The last reported sighting of the Indiana University sophomore — by a witness, and not caught on video — has her walking barefoot and turning the corner of 11th Street on to North College Avenue at about 4:15 a.m.

Police have not confirmed that account by Jay Rosenbaum, a friend of Spierer's who lives in the same building as Corey Rossman, the student she is seen walking with in the alley video.

Rosenbaum and Rossman are two of four people with Spierer in the last hours before she disappeared who have retained lawyers.

Rossman's roommate, Mike Beth, has hired an attorney. So has David Rohn, who at about 12:30 a.m. went with Spierer to Rosenbaum's apartment from the Smallwood Plaza residence where Spierer lives.

Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, who has told friends he had no contact with her that night, also has retained a lawyer.

Perplexing, curious, disturbing are words Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters used to describe the lack of information from those who were with Spierer that night.

Spierer's roommate, Hadar Tamir, who was with her at Smallwood Plaza until Spierer left with Rohn at 12:30 a.m., said she's told police everything she knows. She says her female friends have told police what they know as well.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 27, 2011, 01:41:33 AM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110626/LOCAL/106260358/Following-last-known-steps-Lauren-Spierer?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CIndyStar.com

Vanished
Following the last-known steps of Lauren Spierer

12:21 AM, Jun. 26, 2011 
Written by
Robert King and Najib Aminy

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. The distance Lauren Spierer covered on the last night anyone saw her can be walked on a hot day without breaking a sweat, spanned with a decent golf shot and traversed -- it turns out -- without shoes.

Retrace her steps here.

That a young woman could disappear -- seemingly off the face of the earth -- from such a small area that was trafficked by people and vehicles even in the wee hours of the morning would seem to defy every probability. Especially in a city that, on the night of June 2 and the early hours of June 3, never really went to sleep.

 ::snipping2::

But they -- Spierer, Rohn, Rosenbaum, Rossman and Beth -- were part of a group that had spent Memorial Day weekend camped out in the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, sleeping in tents and having a good time. The outing at the race track was the place, in fact, where Spierer had first met Rossman and Beth. Friends say they seemed to have hit it off.

 ::snipping2::

Here, Rossman, who is 21, and Spierer, who is 20, stayed for 41 minutes. Police won't say whether they were drinking alcohol or how much. The bar is being investigated for possible alcohol violations. But when they were done, Spierer, with Rossman at her side, walked barefoot across the sand and out the door, leaving her shoes behind, along with her cellphone, which would ring away the next morning with text messages from Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, whom Spierer never seemed to connect with that night.

 ::snipping2::

Truly, this was a part of town that never quite went to bed.

For more than three weeks, countless people -- police, family, friends, strangers and even the IU basketball coach -- have been looking for Spierer. Like someone searching through the same drawers for something that's been misplaced, they keep going back over the same turf.

Yet Spierer is never there.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: San on June 27, 2011, 06:26:10 AM
Last person to see missing student alive won't talk

By JEANE MacINTOSH
Last Updated: 6:05 AM, June 27, 2011
Posted: 1:05 AM, June 27, 2011


His silence is deafening.

More than three weeks after Westchester college student Lauren Spierer vanished during a night out partying at Indiana University, Jason "Jay" Rosenbaum -- the last person to admit having seen her alive -- has ignored her parents' pleas for information that could lead them to their daughter, family friends told The Post.

"He is one of the people we wish would be more forthcoming," said a person involved in the ongoing search for the pretty, petite 20-year-old in Bloomington, Ind.

Instead, Rosenbaum, 21, has hired a high-profile criminal defense lawyer, left his Bloomington condo and, sources said, clammed up. His Indiana lawyer, James Voyles, didn't return calls.

 ::snipping2::

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mom_vs_mum_ugY7m4oec8dcMheGbA0PYI#ixzz1QTEv3Urz


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 27, 2011, 04:31:11 PM
Last person to see missing student alive won't talk

By JEANE MacINTOSH
Last Updated: 6:05 AM, June 27, 2011
Posted: 1:05 AM, June 27, 2011


His silence is deafening.

More than three weeks after Westchester college student Lauren Spierer vanished during a night out partying at Indiana University, Jason "Jay" Rosenbaum -- the last person to admit having seen her alive -- has ignored her parents' pleas for information that could lead them to their daughter, family friends told The Post.

"He is one of the people we wish would be more forthcoming," said a person involved in the ongoing search for the pretty, petite 20-year-old in Bloomington, Ind.

Instead, Rosenbaum, 21, has hired a high-profile criminal defense lawyer, left his Bloomington condo and, sources said, clammed up. His Indiana lawyer, James Voyles, didn't return calls.

 ::snipping2::

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mom_vs_mum_ugY7m4oec8dcMheGbA0PYI#ixzz1QTEv3Urz


Wow. A high-profile criminal defense lawyer. Reminds me of an old joke: "I didn't think he was guilty until Alan Dershowitz showed up."


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 27, 2011, 04:47:26 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28372732/detail.html

Last To See Spierer Denies He's Not Cooperating
Report: Man Not Talking To Police, Left Bloomington

POSTED: 4:01 pm EDT June 27, 2011
UPDATED: 4:21 pm EDT June 27, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The last person to see missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer more than three weeks ago is denying reports he isn't cooperating with police.

Jason "Jay" Rosenbaum, 21, who Bloomington police have called a person of interest in the case, is the last person to admit to seeing Spierer early on June 3 as she walked back to her Bloomington apartment.

 ::snipping2::

The New York Post on Monday quoted Spierer family friends as saying Rosenbaum is "one of the people we wish would be more forthcoming."

The newspaper also reported Rosenbaum had left his Bloomington condo at the height of the region-wide search for Spierer.

In a response released Monday afternoon, James Voyles, the high-profile Indianapolis defense attorney representing Rosenbaum, said his client has fully cooperated with the investigation.

"He has provided full statements to the police and passed a polygraph that has also been provided to the authorities," the statement read. "Mr. Rosenbaum hopes for nothing less than Lauren to be found and to be safe."

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 27, 2011, 06:08:50 PM
Quick look-up of James Voyles -- note that it is four years old. Tawdry stuff mentioned but no major crimes such as murder or manslaughter, at least not in this quick view. FWIW

Friday, February 23, 2007
Ind. Law - Local attorney James Voyles defends high profile clients

"Local attorney a favorite of athletes: Among James Voyles' current clients are Jamaal Tinsley, Dominic Rhodes" reads the headline to a story today by Christopher Lloyd in the Indianapolis Star. It begins:

    If you're a famous sports figure in urgent need of an Indianapolis attorney, chances are you will call James Voyles.

    Voyles has a full docket these days. He's representing Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley against charges stemming from the 8 Seconds Saloon brawl. He's also defending Colts running back Dominic Rhodes against drunken driving charges
    And former Pacers guard Stephen Jackson hired Voyles for his upcoming trial on charges stemming from an October incident outside an Indianapolis strip club, just as he did after the 2004 Pacers-Pistons brawl.

    Reached on his cell phone Thursday afternoon, Voyles, 64, said he was on his way to Merrillville to handle a client's case. This, after he counseled Tinsley in the early-morning hours and then showed up later in federal court in Indianapolis to represent a company being sentenced in a concrete price-fixing case.

    "I don't have any idea why people hire me," said Voyles, who got his law degree from Indiana University. "I assume they try to hire me because they think I do a good job. I would hope so."

    He noted that not all his clients are rich or famous.

A side-bar lists some who are, including Mike Tyson, Larry Bird, and Bob Knight.

My issue of Indiana Super Lawyers 2007 arrived in the mail yesterday. Voyles is listed on page 24 as one of the top 10.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 23, 2007 08:21 AM
Posted to Indiana Law


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 27, 2011, 07:50:27 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28372732/detail.html

Last To See Spierer Denies He's Not Cooperating
Report: Man Not Talking To Police, Left Bloomington

POSTED: 4:01 pm EDT June 27, 2011
UPDATED: 4:21 pm EDT June 27, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The last person to see missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer more than three weeks ago is denying reports he isn't cooperating with police.

Jason "Jay" Rosenbaum, 21, who Bloomington police have called a person of interest in the case, is the last person to admit to seeing Spierer early on June 3 as she walked back to her Bloomington apartment.

 ::snipping2::

The New York Post on Monday quoted Spierer family friends as saying Rosenbaum is "one of the people we wish would be more forthcoming."

The newspaper also reported Rosenbaum had left his Bloomington condo at the height of the region-wide search for Spierer.

In a response released Monday afternoon, James Voyles, the high-profile Indianapolis defense attorney representing Rosenbaum, said his client has fully cooperated with the investigation.

"He has provided full statements to the police and passed a polygraph that has also been provided to the authorities," the statement read. "Mr. Rosenbaum hopes for nothing less than Lauren to be found and to be safe."

 ::snipping2::

If this is true I wonder what it is he is not telling them? Personally I think there is a big secret everyone is trying to hide.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 27, 2011, 11:25:35 PM
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/wpix-mystery-man-lauren-spierer-disappearance,0,7739497.story

Mystery Man Silent in Missing Student Case
By MARY MURPHY
5:27 p.m. PDT, June 27, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, IN (PIX11)— "Jay Rosenbaum Needs to Talk."

That's the headline on one of several blogs online, seeking information about the disappearance of 20-year-old Indiana University college student, Lauren Spierer, a native of Scarsdale, New York.

 ::snipping2::

On the Spierers' family street in Scarsdale today, a neighbor who happens to be a former homicide prosecutor said it "spoke volumes" that Jay Rosenbaum has hired a top defense attorney. "It indicates to me, you know, he likely has some kind of information," Troy Smith told PIX 11. " I'm not saying he's necessarily a suspect, but that's just the way we, as a people, think. Why wouldn't he come forward with information?"

Spierer's long-time boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, of Port Washington, Long Island, has also retained counsel.

Rosenbaum, meantime, has shut down his Facebook page, even as there's chatter about him all over the Internet.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 28, 2011, 12:37:19 AM
Here's the website description for Corey Rossman's attorney: http://www.carlsalzmann.com/

The Law Office of Carl Salzmann primarily handles Criminal and Civil cases in Central and Southern Indiana.

His 25+ years in legal practice include 6 years as a Deputy Prosecutor and 12 years as the elected Prosecutor.

Knowing both sides of the legal argument is a valuable asset to the clients Carl represents.

Your up early, hope you have a great day!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Apparently his legal brilliance doesn't extend to grammar or spelling.

I wonder how "high-powered" either Salzmann or Voyles really is. I will immediately suspect the first person-of-interest who hires a New York defense attorney.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 28, 2011, 12:42:48 AM
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/wpix-mystery-man-lauren-spierer-disappearance,0,7739497.story

Mystery Man Silent in Missing Student Case
By MARY MURPHY
5:27 p.m. PDT, June 27, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, IN (PIX11)— "Jay Rosenbaum Needs to Talk."

That's the headline on one of several blogs online, seeking information about the disappearance of 20-year-old Indiana University college student, Lauren Spierer, a native of Scarsdale, New York.

 ::snipping2::

On the Spierers' family street in Scarsdale today, a neighbor who happens to be a former homicide prosecutor said it "spoke volumes" that Jay Rosenbaum has hired a top defense attorney. "It indicates to me, you know, he likely has some kind of information," Troy Smith told PIX 11. " I'm not saying he's necessarily a suspect, but that's just the way we, as a people, think. Why wouldn't he come forward with information?"

Spierer's long-time boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, of Port Washington, Long Island, has also retained counsel.

Rosenbaum, meantime, has shut down his Facebook page, even as there's chatter about him all over the Internet.


Good thing Klaas grabbed that picture of him, back on page 14, before he took it down.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 12:50:40 AM
Here's the website description for Corey Rossman's attorney: http://www.carlsalzmann.com/

The Law Office of Carl Salzmann primarily handles Criminal and Civil cases in Central and Southern Indiana.

His 25+ years in legal practice include 6 years as a Deputy Prosecutor and 12 years as the elected Prosecutor.

Knowing both sides of the legal argument is a valuable asset to the clients Carl represents.

Your up early, hope you have a great day!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Apparently his legal brilliance doesn't extend to grammar or spelling.

I wonder how "high-powered" either Salzmann or Voyles really is. I will immediately suspect the first person-of-interest who hires a New York defense attorney.

Hmmm   It would be interesting if the attorney's last name would begin with the letter T.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 28, 2011, 01:36:48 AM
Rosenbaum, from Facebook

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5879568105_a1dd5e43a6_o.jpg)


Rosenbaum - from media and likely for sure

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5882347165_884b91edbd_o.jpg)

I'm not sure if they are different people in the pics or if he just looks more sullen in the 2nd pic


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 01:40:42 AM
Jay has hired lawyers?

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110627/NEWS/110627016/Lawyer-Last-person-see-Spierer-alive-passes-polygraph-test?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lawyer: Last person to see missing IU student Lauren Spierer passes polygraph test
5:23 PM, Jun. 27, 2011 
Written by
Robert King

Lawyers representing the person believed to be the last to see IU student Lauren Spierer before her disappearance say their client has cooperated with the investigation and passed a polygraph test.

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The statement did not say who administered the polygraph test that Rosenbaum passed, where it was given or what questions were asked. Neither Rosenbaum nor his attorneys will be providing any new statements or comments to the press, according to the statement.

Voyles had previously declined numerous requests to comment about the Spierer case on his client’s behalf.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 01:58:58 AM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-attorney-says-client-passed-polygraph-in-spierer-case-20110627,0,3846816.story

Attorney says client passed polygraph in Spierer case
Confirms Fox 59 report that story stands up
Russ McQuaid
Fox 59
11:26 p.m. EDT, June 27, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.—

Noted defense attorney James Voyles confirms that his client, Jay Rosenbaum, has taken and passed a polygraph examination regarding his version of the morning an IU coed disappeared.

“He has provided full statements to the police and passed a polygraph that has also been provided to the authorities,” Voyles said in a statement.

Lauren Spierer was at Rosenbaum’s apartment at 297 West 11th Street twice on the morning of June 3rd. Rosenbaum told Bloomington Police, in a statement released by Lt. Bill Parker, June 4th, that he saw Spierer walk eastbound on 11th Street toward College Avenue at 4:30 a.m. after trying to convince her to sleep at his apartment. Sources tell Fox 59 News that 15 minutes earlier Spierer used Rosenbaum’s phone to call another friend, David Rohn, who did not answer.

“She was intoxicated,” Rohn told Fox 59 News on the afternoon of June 5th, about 48 hours after Spierer was reported missing. Rohn had been with Spierer at Rosenbaum’s apartment earlier in the morning. “I was with her that night actually. We were hanging out with our friends right here and I believe she went to (Kilroy’s) and I went to Smallwood and that’s the last I saw her.”

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 28, 2011, 03:23:44 AM
Here's the website description for Corey Rossman's attorney: http://www.carlsalzmann.com/

The Law Office of Carl Salzmann primarily handles Criminal and Civil cases in Central and Southern Indiana.

His 25+ years in legal practice include 6 years as a Deputy Prosecutor and 12 years as the elected Prosecutor.

Knowing both sides of the legal argument is a valuable asset to the clients Carl represents.

Your up early, hope you have a great day!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Apparently his legal brilliance doesn't extend to grammar or spelling.

I wonder how "high-powered" either Salzmann or Voyles really is. I will immediately suspect the first person-of-interest who hires a New York defense attorney.

Hmmm   It would be interesting if the attorney's last name would begin with the letter T.


LOL. Now that is funny!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: fatcatlurker on June 28, 2011, 01:41:50 PM
Does the boyfriend have an alibi for the night she went missing?  Has he taken a LDT? 

Seems interesting to me that she stayed that weekend at race track to party than continued the party with these other guys that may have had an altercation with one of the boyfriends friends that night.  She's out allegedly drunk and calling other guys.  Where was the boyfriend or his watch dogs that morning?  hmmm.

Did they check the dumpsters?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 02:45:26 PM
Does the boyfriend have an alibi for the night she went missing?  Has he taken a LDT? 

Seems interesting to me that she stayed that weekend at race track to party than continued the party with these other guys that may have had an altercation with one of the boyfriends friends that night.  She's out allegedly drunk and calling other guys.  Where was the boyfriend or his watch dogs that morning?  hmmm.

Did they check the dumpsters?

Her boyfriend has been interviewed by le; he must have given an accounting of his activities that evening.  His roommate said that the last time that he saw Jesse was at 2:30 a.m. before he went to bed.  Sorry, I haven't heard about a LDT.  Regarding the dumpsters, the searchers probably checked them, because a grid search was done within a quarter mile of Lauren's last sighting at 2:51 a.m.  Too bad that the regular press conferences have ended; they were providing some official information/answers to the many questions in this sad case.
 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 02:56:54 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/14990325/prayer-service-scheduled-for-missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer

Prayer service set for missing IU student Lauren Spierer
Updated: Jun 28, 2011 11:34 AM CDT
 
BLOOMINGTON - The public is invited to a prayer service in honor of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

Bloomington radio station Spirit 95 is hosting the service Thursday night and has invited the Spierer family to attend as well. The service is at 7:00 pm at Evangelical Community Church on South High Street.

It's been nearly four weeks since the 20-year-old sophomore vanished after a night out with friends. At least five of those friends considered "persons of interest" in the case have hired attorneys.

Investigators have said that only one of Lauren's friends came forward on their own to talk to police.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 06:39:30 PM
Klaas, would you be able to correct the picture in post #408 above.  It is not the picture of Jay Rosenbaum.  The link below has his picture.  Thanks.

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-attorney-says-client-passed-polygraph-in-spierer-case-20110627,0,3846816.story



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 28, 2011, 07:45:33 PM
Does the boyfriend have an alibi for the night she went missing?  Has he taken a LDT? 

Seems interesting to me that she stayed that weekend at race track to party than continued the party with these other guys that may have had an altercation with one of the boyfriends friends that night.  She's out allegedly drunk and calling other guys.  Where was the boyfriend or his watch dogs that morning?  hmmm.

Did they check the dumpsters?

I believe he has not taken a LDT but not completely sure. To me, it is curious that he would retain a lawyer if he had a sound alibi. I recall reading he was supposedly home alone that night awaiting a phone call from Lauren and when she didn't call or he couldn't reach her, he just went to bed. What I find strange is, if it was no big deal to him that he couldn't reach her that night that he just went to bed, then why the next day after he couldn't get a hold of her for the first few hours of the day would he panic and jump to the conclusion she was missing? By that time, he must have known she was seen by his friends who got into a fight with the guy she was with so he must have known she was ok at 2:30 AM when that happened. So how and why do you jump to the conclusion someone is missing when that person had been seen within the past 12 hours? For all he knew she could have slept over at someone's apartment and hadn't made it home yet, it wasn't that late in the day.  
One other thing, after the fight, did the friends call Jesse to tell him about it and who Lauren was with? I think it makes sense they would call because if it was a big enough deal to fight with a person over it, it would be a big enough deal to call Jesse, who was home all night waiting on a call from her, to let him know they saw Lauren and what happened.

Personally I think if the guy passed a poly it is pretty safe to say he didn't hurt Lauren. Perhaps he knows of some kind of threat to her that night and doesn't want to say?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 28, 2011, 07:58:28 PM
Klaas, would you be able to correct the picture in post #408 above.  It is not the picture of Jay Rosenbaum.  The link below has his picture.  Thanks.

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-attorney-says-client-passed-polygraph-in-spierer-case-20110627,0,3846816.story



I'm not 100% it isn't the same person.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5882347165_884b91edbd_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 28, 2011, 08:21:09 PM
Rosenbaum, from Facebook

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5879568105_a1dd5e43a6_o.jpg)


Rosenbaum - from media and likely for sure

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5882347165_884b91edbd_o.jpg)

I'm not sure if they are different people in the pics or if he just looks more sullen in the 2nd pic

Same taste for garish shirts, anyway.

I'm sure the blue-shirt pix came from his facebook page. We discussed it at the time.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 08:31:29 PM
http://www.wfie.com/story/14993522/iu-student-lauren-spierer-missing-for-nearly-four-weeks

IU student Lauren Spierer missing for nearly four weeks
Posted: Jun 28, 2011 6:51 PM CDT
Updated: Jun 28, 2011 6:51 PM CDT
Posted by Kelsey Wheatcroft

INDIANA (NBC) - It's been almost four weeks since an Indiana University student, Lauren Spierer, disappeared without a trace. Now, Lauren's parents are expressing their frustration over a lack of answers in the case.

Police have said they're perplexed that most of the Indiana University sophomore's college friends didn't come forward on their own, and Lauren's heartbroken parents have become increasingly frustrated.

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Former FBI Profiler Clint Van Zandt says, "I think it's frustrating and challenging for investigators to know that several people had contact with her the night she disappeared. They may have information that could help solve her disappearance and yet, have not come forward with everything that law enforcement believes they might know."

For now, Lauren's parents are left begging for a break that could help bring their daughter home.

Lauren's mother, Charlene, says, "Lauren I miss everything about you. There's not one day, any given day, that I'm not missing you."


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2011, 08:45:51 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28386290/detail.html

Experts Weigh Polygraph In Spierer Case
Person Of Interest Provided Police With Private Test Results
POSTED: 4:56 pm EDT June 28, 2011
UPDATED: 7:55 pm EDT June 28, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The last person to admit seeing missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has submitted a polygraph test to authorities, but police aren't saying how much weight it will carry as they continue their investigation.

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Legal experts said it's not uncommon for defense attorneys to have their clients undergo polygraph tests, which detect deception by measuring changes in breathing, heart rate and sweat gland activity.

"The lawyer is probably going to have a private polygraph just to make sure that their client is telling the truth," said Tim Wilson, who owns International Investigators, an Indianapolis company that conducts 100 polygraph tests a year.

In some cases, lawyers will provide positive test results to police. Otherwise, that information can remain confidential.

"(If the person fails), then we never did it," Wilson said. "We're under attorney-client privilege, so we would never talk about it."

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Bloomington police would not comment Tuesday on any polygraph results provided by Rosenbaum's attorneys.

Rosenbaum is the neighbor of Corey Rossman, who was seen on surveillance video walking with Spierer to his apartment the morning she disappeared.

Police said previously that Rosenbaum, Rossman, Rossman's roommate, Mike Beth, and Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, all provided investigators with DNA.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: fatcatlurker on June 28, 2011, 09:00:08 PM
https://protect.iu.edu/lauren

IU website with great interactive map; don't know if it was previously posted.

Thank you Graceland and TracyGirl for your responses.  She's such a tiny girl, reminds me of Annie Le case at Yale.  Wish there were more CCTV in this case.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 28, 2011, 09:35:35 PM
Something that may have been posted already, my apologies if so. Anyway, interesting comments, links on the right and info on this page.
http://jayrosenbaumneedstotalk.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/james-voyles-talks/#comments  (http://jayrosenbaumneedstotalk.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/james-voyles-talks/#comments)

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    A lot of talk about Jay Rosenbaum on phantasytour.com http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/2744202/posts  (http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/2744202/posts)
  
    Alpha Epsilon Pi
    Detroit Free Press
    Fox News – Where is Jay?
    Indiana Daily Student News
    IndyStar.Com – Police remark about how little help Spierer's friends have been.
    NY Post
    XXXXXXXXXX (edited by me)
    Tonny Gatto

FYI

Robin, Barry, and Jason Rosenbaum





(xxx)xxx-xxx  Edit to remove telephone number and addy.  MB
*Address was previously "published" (2008) and continues to be readily available at http://mycase.in.gov/default.aspx
State of Indiana Public Records.
----------------------------------------------

*according to NY Post, "The Rosenbaum and Spierer families' paths have crossed before. For nearly two decades, Lauren's grandparents lived just yards from Rosenbaum's grandparents on the same Rockland County street." http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mom_vs_mum_ugY7m4oec8dcMheGbA0PYI

Other possible relatives:

Daniel Adam Rosenbaum

Denise Rosenbaum

Jeffrey Dale Rosenbaum
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 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 28, 2011, 10:00:45 PM
I picked this up from one of the local forums.  http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/2744202/posts (http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/2744202/posts)You can search for arrest records. Lauren does have one but it is a misdemeanor charge involving drinking. I in no way want to tarnish her name by saying that. She is a college student and they do drink. Anyway, you can do a search by defendants name. Rossman has a drinking charge and marijuana charge. I haven't searched yet the other POI's.

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http://mycase.in.gov/ (http://mycase.in.gov/)
^This is the site. Go to Monroe County. Click on 'criminal' link.

On first window, click on 'defendant' link. Put in name you are seeking
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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 28, 2011, 11:46:22 PM
Mod: do we post addresses and phone numbers here? ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 29, 2011, 12:20:45 AM
Cartfly, thanks for the phantasy link. Many of the posters seem to be quite close to the situation. Great find.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 29, 2011, 12:35:53 AM
Mod: do we post addresses and phone numbers here? ::MonkeyNoNo::
Oh geez, sorry MODS and thanks for the reminder Port Valerie. Could you please delete the phone/address in my above post? Thanks  ::MonkeyAngel::


Done/MB


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 29, 2011, 12:55:16 AM
Cart - you're sweet to take a reminder so kindly.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 29, 2011, 01:09:46 AM
Sad to hear that the searches are scaled back.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/28/police-revise-search-for-missing-indiana-student/


Police Scale Back Searches for Missing Indiana Student but Continue to Pursue Leads
Published June 28, 2011

After weeks of unsuccessful searches for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department announced Tuesday that it will no longer conduct general searches of large areas, instead limiting future searches to those based on new leads.

The shift will allow police to spend more time on investigative work in the case, Police Chief Michael Diekhoff said.

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/28/police-revise-search-for-missing-indiana-student/#ixzz1QdaWVNxW

-------------------------------

YouTube video:  "Police end general searches for Spierer"
Uploaded by wish on Jun 28, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwhF-4bmgvM&feature=player_embedded



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 29, 2011, 05:30:48 PM
Since it seems people are protecting the truth in this case isn't it odd we hear about fights between the two sides yet there seems to be some kind of agreement to not say what happened? Since when do people not point fingers at one another, especially given the fact they didn't like one another? Could it be somehow Lauren was caught in the middle of something, some kind of fight that got out of hand between the 2 supposed sides? It is just one more strange thing going on in this case. What these kids need to realize is eventually the truth is always told. Someone will eventually say what happened and they will get the best deal while everyone else goes away for a long time.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 29, 2011, 11:30:34 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28397993/detail.html

Spierer Parents To Speak Friday
Robert, Charlene Spierer To Hold News Conference
POSTED: 3:26 pm EDT June 29, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer plan to hold a news conference on Friday, nearly a month after she was last seen.

Robert and Charlene Spierer plan to make a statement "regarding the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of their daughter," Bloomington police Sgt. Joe Qualters said Wednesday.

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The news conference was set for 11 a.m. Police and the Spierers said they won't take questions at the news conference.

Earlier this week, Bloomington police announced that search efforts for the 20-year-old student were being scaled back so that more resources can be placed on the investigation.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 30, 2011, 01:46:03 AM
Source:  http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-0075723.sto (http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-0075723.sto)

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/smonkjustice/ul_Carl_Salzmann1Z.jpg)
Carl Salzmann- Rossman's lawyer

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/smonkjustice/PR_wolff_BW_0630.jpg)
Jesse Wolff-Lauren's longtime boyfriend, reported her missing

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/smonkjustice/PR_rossman_bw_0630.jpg)
Corey Rossman

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/smonkjustice/PR_rosenbaum_BW_0630.jpg)
Jason "Jay" Rosenbaum-He lives two doors down from Rossman and Beth at 5 North Townhomes.

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/smonkjustice/ul_DavidRohn.jpg)
David Rohn
He was part of the group that attended the  Indy 500 with Spierer.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 30, 2011, 02:09:49 AM
More at this link including who the lawyers are, bios on Lauren's immediate family etc.

 http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-0075723.sto (http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-0075723.sto)

Who's who in the Lauren Spierer case
Several of Spierer’s acquaintances had run-ins with police


By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
June 30, 2011, last update: 6/29 @ 11:41 pm

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SPIERER’S BOYFRIEND

Jesse Wolff, 21

Spierer’s boyfriend of two years:

From: Port Washington, N.Y.

IU senior studying management at SPEA.

Lives: 600 block of East Ninth Street.

Where is he now? Earlier in the investigation, his lawyer said he returned home.

Wolff reported Spierer missing at 4:27 p.m. Friday, June 3.

David Rohn, 20


knows Spierer through Smallwood.

From: New York, N.Y.

IU sophomore studying recreational sports management at HPER.

Where is he now? “Homeeeee,” according a June 16 post on his Facebook page. His attorney says he will return for school in late August. He is not preregistered for classes this fall, according to Susan Williams in IU communications.

He was part of the group that attended the 500 with Spierer.

Corey Rossman, 21

From: Sharon, Mass.

IU junior studying real estate finance at the Kelley School of Business.

Lives: 5 North Townhomes.

Where is he now? Home for the summer, and left Bloomington before finishing his summer class, according to Rossman’s attorney. He has not moved out of his apartment, his attorney said, and hopes to return.

He was part of the group that attended the 500 with Spierer.

Rossman is on the Smallwood Plaza “no trespass” list following an Oct. 31, 2010, incident at the complex. At 2:58 a.m., police found Rossman and Jay Rosenbaum attempting to enter Smallwood with a credit card. Police also report the two said they could enter the complex by force.

Rossman and Rosenbaum were arrested on charges of illegal consumption. Rossman was booked into jail at 4:03 a.m. and released on his own recognizance at 7:55 a.m. Rosenbaum was booked into the jail at 3:47 a.m. and released on his own recognizance at 12:08 p.m.

Rossman entered a pretrial diversion program and paid a $498 for the charge to be dismissed.

Rossman faced a second illegal consumption charge on Dec. 5, 2010. He received a citation, after police found him, intoxicated, at 3:14 a.m. at the West Eighth Street and North College Avenue.

He entered a pretrial diversion program, which expires in April 2012, and paid a $428 fee.

In 2008, as a resident of Briscoe, Rossman was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. He was booked into the jail at 6:07 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2008, and released on a $2,000 surety, $500 cash bond five hours later. He entered a pretrial diversion program for one misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana charge and paid a $403 fine for the charge to be dismissed.

Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, 21

From: West Bloomfield, Mich.

IU junior studying management at SPEA.

He lives two doors down from Rossman and Beth at 5 North Townhomes.

Where is he now? The law office of his attorneys at Voyles, Zahn, Paul, Hogan & Merriman did not responded to this inquiry. His Facebook page says he lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Rosenbaum reported he last saw Spierer at the corner of 11th and College about 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, according to Chapman.

James Voyles and Jennifer Lukemeyer, Rosenbaum’s attorneys

Voyles, in Indianapolis, is known for representing high-profile athletes and sports figures, including former boxing champion Mike Tyson and former IU basketball coach Bob Knight.

Rosenbaum’s attorneys issued a statement on June 27, saying Rosenbaum has cooperated and continues to cooperate with police and passed a polygraph, which has also been provided to investigators.

Michael Beth, 20

From: Morganville, N.J.

IU senior studying telecommunications, business for telecommunications and marketing.

Lives: Rossman’s roommate at 5 North Townhomes.

Where is he now? His attorney says Beth left about a week ago. He is working in New York at an investment firm this summer.

He was part of the group that attended the 500 with Spierer.
Ron Chapman is also Beth’s attorney.

Beth has been interviewed by police and has provided DNA samples to authorities, Chapman said.

Chapman said that on the night of Spierer’s disappearance, she and Beth “visited for a while.” He described the two as friends. He said his client was not drinking or using illegal substances that evening and was home writing two papers for two classes.

Hadar Tamir, 19

Spierer’s roommate at Smallwood.


Alyx Steinberg, 19

Spierer’s roommate at Smallwood.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 30, 2011, 02:19:08 AM
Rosenbaum, from Facebook

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5879568105_a1dd5e43a6_o.jpg)


Rosenbaum - from media and likely for sure

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5882347165_884b91edbd_o.jpg)

I'm not sure if they are different people in the pics or if he just looks more sullen in the 2nd pic
I think Rosenbaum is the other guy in this picture on the right sandwiched between all the girls. I blew it up and compared it to the new picture with the orange "garrish" shirt and it looks more like the guy on the right. What do yall think?



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 30, 2011, 02:43:34 AM
Rosenbaum, from Facebook

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5879568105_a1dd5e43a6_o.jpg)


Rosenbaum - from media and likely for sure

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5882347165_884b91edbd_o.jpg)

I'm not sure if they are different people in the pics or if he just looks more sullen in the 2nd pic
I think Rosenbaum is the other guy in this picture on the right sandwiched between all the girls. I blew it up and compared it to the new picture with the orange "garrish" shirt and it looks more like the guy on the right. What do yall think?


(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/smonkjustice/rosenbaum-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 30, 2011, 10:19:31 AM
Rosenbaum, from Facebook

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5879568105_a1dd5e43a6_o.jpg)


Rosenbaum - from media and likely for sure

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5882347165_884b91edbd_o.jpg)

I'm not sure if they are different people in the pics or if he just looks more sullen in the 2nd pic
I think Rosenbaum is the other guy in this picture on the right sandwiched between all the girls. I blew it up and compared it to the new picture with the orange "garrish" shirt and it looks more like the guy on the right. What do yall think?


(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/smonkjustice/rosenbaum-1.jpg)

I think that the guy to the right, in the picture, is Jay--the chin and nose appear to be the same in both pictures.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 30, 2011, 10:26:57 AM
With video

http://www.wthr.com/story/15002386/detectives-following-leads-in-spierer-disappearance

Detectives following leads in Spierer disappearance
Updated: Jun 30, 2011 12:51 AM CDT
By David MacAnally - bio

BLOOMINGTON - Police returned to a townhouse complex in their search for a missing student Wednesday.

A Bloomington Herald Times photographer captured police and their K-9's on a search of the Five North Complex at 11th and Morton. That's a block from where Lauren Spierer was last seen about 4:30 in the morning June 3rd.

Some of her friends tell police she visited two friends in the building in those early morning hours before leaving on foot to return to her apartment a few blocks away. She was never seen again.

Two persons of interest reportedly live in that townhouse building.

Police won't say why they returned with the dogs Wednesday night or what they were looking for.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 30, 2011, 01:16:23 PM
Great list. Great photos. Thanks.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 30, 2011, 02:53:23 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-2301833.sto  (http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-2301833.sto)

Missing IU student: Police search homes of Lauren Spierer’s friends

By Christy Mullins 331-4266 | cmullins@heraldt.com
June 30, 2011, last update: 6/30 @ 11:31 am

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Wednesday afternoon, where four people of interest in the ongoing Lauren Spierer investigation lived at the time she disappeared.

Bloomington police entered boyfriend Jesse Wolff’s house in the 600 block of East Ninth Street around 5 p.m., along with the shared apartment of acquaintances Corey Rossman and Mike Beth at their building on 11th and Morton streets.

It is unclear whether police entered Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum’s apartment two doors down. Rosenbaum has reported he was the last person to see Spierer in the early morning hours she went missing June 3.

Police at both addresses fielded all questions to Capt. Joe Qualters, who released a statement to all media Wednesday night:

“The activity observed today is an indication that this investigation remains active and ongoing, but we will continue with our policy of not discussing the details of the investigation including specific names or anything related to evidence obtained,” he wrote in an email.
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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 30, 2011, 03:15:40 PM
Great list. Great photos. Thanks.

Agree!  Thanks, cartfly!  :smt038
 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on June 30, 2011, 05:13:00 PM
Great list. Great photos. Thanks.

Agree!  Thanks, cartfly!  :smt038
 
Awww....shucks   ::MonkeyHeart::and "thanks" for the "thanks" but....

The reporter for the Heraldtimes, "Abby Tonsing", really did a fabulous job putting the whos who together and she deserves all the credit .....I was just the messenger  ::MonkeyBike::

I hope her article and pictures puts pressure on the right people and brings Lauren home to her family soon. For some reason I feel like an arrest could be made soon.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on June 30, 2011, 07:08:00 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-2301833.sto  (http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/06/30/news.qp-2301833.sto)

Missing IU student: Police search homes of Lauren Spierer’s friends

By Christy Mullins 331-4266 | cmullins@heraldt.com
June 30, 2011, last update: 6/30 @ 11:31 am

 ::snipping2::
Wednesday afternoon, where four people of interest in the ongoing Lauren Spierer investigation lived at the time she disappeared.

Bloomington police entered boyfriend Jesse Wolff’s house in the 600 block of East Ninth Street around 5 p.m., along with the shared apartment of acquaintances Corey Rossman and Mike Beth at their building on 11th and Morton streets.

It is unclear whether police entered Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum’s apartment two doors down. Rosenbaum has reported he was the last person to see Spierer in the early morning hours she went missing June 3.

Police at both addresses fielded all questions to Capt. Joe Qualters, who released a statement to all media Wednesday night:

“The activity observed today is an indication that this investigation remains active and ongoing, but we will continue with our policy of not discussing the details of the investigation including specific names or anything related to evidence obtained,” he wrote in an email.
 ::snipping2::



Thanks for posting all of the information Cartfly. Seems LE is onto something or they wouldn't have brought the dogs, although I wonder if the dogs were tracking Lauren's scent? You know it is funny looking at the pics of the boys, Corey and Jay both have a cold and crazy look in their eyes, and the other 2 have the same pathetic, sad look in their eyes. I find that interesting.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 30, 2011, 11:24:45 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=82062

Local Christian community offers prayers for Lauren Spierer’s family
By Zach Ammerman | IDS
POSTED AT 09:03 PM ON Jun. 30, 2011  (UPDATED AT 09:12 PM ON Jun. 30, 2011)

The Bloomington Christian community banded together to offer emotional prayers of support to the family of missing IU student Lauren Spierer Thursday.

Ministers from multiple Bloomington-area churches lead prayers at a vigil at the Evangelical Community Church. Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan also spoke, and IU Dean of Students Harold “Pete” Goldsmith was also in attendance. The event was organized by Spirit 95, a Bloomington based Christian radio station.

In his opening prayer at the vigil, Robert Whitaker, senior pastor of the ECC, asked for God to give comfort to the Spierer family and all those who grieve after the disappearance of Lauren Spierer. “The world you created perfect is now marred by violence and decay,” Whitaker said.

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After the vigil was over, Robert and Charlene Spierer embraced members of the public in attendance at the vigil.

“You can often know the true fabric of a community by how it responds in difficult times. We are forever grateful for what everyone has done. The people of Bloomington should feel very proud,” Robert told members of the press after the vigil.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 30, 2011, 11:58:10 PM
Sending prayers for dear Lauren and her parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer.


YouTube video: "Vigil honors missing IU student"
Uploaded by wish on Jun 30, 2011

Robert and Charlene Spierer attended along with close to a hundred people, who gathered to pray for strength for the family, as the search for their 20-year-old daughter continues nearly a month after she disappeared.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWqeJ9HJck


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 01, 2011, 09:09:36 AM
I've been reading the Bloomington Herald's summary. Some excellent photos, timeline, who's who, and current news stories.

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/pages/lauren_spierer

Two things strike me:

1) The alley she walked through leads her through an unpaved path of rough gravel. Why would she walk through there barefoot?

2) The 5 North Townhomes building, where she went into the apartments of Corey Rossman and Jay Rosenbaum, is half a block away from the intersection of 11th and College. There are trees and another building between the apartment building and the intersection. Rosenbaum says he saw her go south on College. But could Rosenbaum really see the corner of 11th and College at all? And could he see which way she turned, if she did turn, when she got to that intersection? It was still dark at 4:30 in the morning.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 01, 2011, 10:56:50 AM
Or ... why would Corey Rossman lead her across gravel when she was barefoot? Maybe he did it without forethought and then, when she complained, he picked her up and carried her across the gravel area. Maybe that's how she happened to drop her keys. She was very light. They were both high at the time.

And ...regarding Rosenbaum's view: is his apartment on the ground floor or higher? If it was on the ground floor, it looks like he would have had to step outside to see her go to College and turn south. But there's no mention of his leaving the apartment in all the prior accounts.




Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 01, 2011, 11:23:36 AM
Press conference going on: http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews (http://twitter.com/#!/idsnews) Fixed link. MB

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Robert: Despite the fact that the general searches are over, the specific searches continue. These are investigative searches

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Robert: Charlene and I are staying in Bloomington. We will continue to search for Lauren. This weekend we will be handing out fliers.

Robert: July 4 is a time for families, friends to get together. We are appealing to the parents of the children who may have info on Lauren

Robert: "Help your children find the courage to come forward"

Robert: "Help them find their moral compass. Do the right thing."

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That's the end of the press conference. Thanks for reading! A full story will be up on idsnews.com soon.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 01, 2011, 09:58:21 PM
I've been reading the Bloomington Herald's summary. Some excellent photos, timeline, who's who, and current news stories.

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/pages/lauren_spierer

Two things strike me:

1) The alley she walked through leads her through an unpaved path of rough gravel. Why would she walk through there barefoot?

2) The 5 North Townhomes building, where she went into the apartments of Corey Rossman and Jay Rosenbaum, is half a block away from the intersection of 11th and College. There are trees and another building between the apartment building and the intersection. Rosenbaum says he saw her go south on College. But could Rosenbaum really see the corner of 11th and College at all? And could he see which way she turned, if she did turn, when she got to that intersection? It was still dark at 4:30 in the morning.

It's a very compehensive site; I have it bookmarked!  Regarding your questions, here are my thoughts--

1.  At 2:51 a.m., the video camera shows them by the empty lot.  They turn to the left (west) to walk along a paved path toward Morton Street.  The railing is along this path; her purse and keys were found here.

2.  It appears, from what I have seen, that it is a short distance to the corner of 11th and College.  He must have seen her turn to go south on College.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 01, 2011, 10:06:01 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-lauren-spierers-parents-issue-new-plea-20110701,0,696495.story

Lauren Spierer's parents issue new plea
The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer held a news conference Friday and delivered a desperate plea to the parents of Lauren's friends.
By Anne Yeager
Fox59
5:01 p.m. EDT, July 1, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.— The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer held a news conference Friday and delivered a desperate plea to the parents of Lauren's friends.

Lauren Spierer, 20, vanished without a trace June 3 and weeks later, investigators still don't know what happened to the woman.

Since her disappearance, Charlene and Robert Spierer have expressed frustration that Lauren's friends haven't come forward to police. With the Fourth of July holiday near, the Spierers want the friend's parents to pressure them to talk to detectives.

"Help your children find the courage to come forward, " said Robert Spierer, Lauren's dad.  "Help them find their moral compass.  They need your guidance and your strength to do the right thing."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 02, 2011, 12:45:47 AM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15016375/retired-officer-weighs-in-on-missing-student-case

Retired officer weighs in on missing student case
Updated: Jul 01, 2011 9:54 PM CDT
By Jennie Runevitch - bio

BLOOMINGTON - The parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer appealed directly to her friend's parents today, asking that they convince their children to come forward with information.

As the case enters its second month, Eyewitness News also talked with a former Indianapolis police captain to gain insight into where the case goes from here.

In a statement to the media Friday, Robert Spierer's mission was clear.

"We're full of Lauren in our hearts and we're motivated very strongly to continue searching for her," Lauren's father said.

The Spierers said they are determined to stay in Bloomington and find their daughter. Lauren's disappearance is now in its fifth week.

Retired police captain and crime author Robert Snow, is not involved in the Spierer case, but his 30 years in law enforcement, including several years as homicide commander, give him insight into this kind of investigation. He believes those people last seen with Lauren know more. Detectives will focus on them.

"The longer you search, the more frustrating it becomes," Snow said. "They would be the most likely ones to know what happened to her."

The fact that many of those students hired lawyers is surprising to Snow.

"I find that extremely unusual," he said. "I don't know why you'd want a lawyer if you were just with somebody who disappeared. I don't understand that, no."

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"You try to make them feel guilty, more than anything. Like in any interrogation, you want to make the person feel they need to do what's right," Snow explained.

Despite no big break in the case, Snow believes the family's strategy is spot on. Publicity about Lauren's disappearance has been incredible.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 02, 2011, 01:54:02 PM

Here is the Herald's overhead view. The 5 North Townhomes is the brick building in the upper left. It is on the SE corner of 11th and Morton. Item 3 on the map is where Lauren entered the N/S alley on the way to the Townhomes. Item 4 on the map is where she exited the alley and entered the empty lot on the way to the Townhomes. Item 5 on the map is the intersection of 11th St. and College, where she was supposedly last seen at about 4:30 AM. Note that there is a full half-block between the Townhomes building and College Street.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureOverheadMap.png)

Here is a view of that half block, looking west from College Street. (Brick building behind the tree is 5 North Townhomes.) The camera angle creates a distortion, but note there are two good-sized buildings, indicating a good-sized distance. Also note overhanging tree which might have blocked any view from the Townhomes building to College Street. (And expect defense attorneys to make that tree disappear eventually.)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureCornertoAptBldg.png)

Here is a view of the same half block, looking east from the Townhomes building to College Street. The camera angle is distorted here, too, making the distance seem shorter.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureFrontofAptBldg.png)

The Townhomes apartments have individual entrances, facing 11th Street.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureAptEntrances.png)

Finally, here is the alley side of 5 North Townhomes. Note that there are very few windows on this side, and no windows are very high up. The Rosenbaum unit would have to be on this end of the building in order for him to have any east view at all. We don't know that he had an easternmost unit.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureSideofAptBldg.png)

Therefore, I continue to wonder how Rosenbaum could have seen Lauren turn south on to College Street, from inside his apartment, across the half-block distance, and beyond the overhanging tree.

Photo source: http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/pages/spierer_where/








Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on July 02, 2011, 04:27:49 PM
Something doesn't feel right.

1.  She goes to Kilroys which is right near her apartment
2.  She leaves Kilroys (probably when it closed) and goes to a friends party (likely near 11th and College)
3.  She leaves her phone and purse at either Kilroys or the friends but neither makes sense
4.  NOTE:  she has a heart condition and is of slight build


Could something have happened to her at the party of the friends and they panicked?  Who saw her walking down 11th? 



From the very beginning, the story of her being seen at 4:30am walking down 11th street didn't sound right.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 02, 2011, 08:50:39 PM
Something doesn't feel right.

1.  She goes to Kilroys which is right near her apartment
2.  She leaves Kilroys (probably when it closed) and goes to a friends party (likely near 11th and College)
3.  She leaves her phone and purse at either Kilroys or the friends but neither makes sense
4.  NOTE:  she has a heart condition and is of slight build


Could something have happened to her at the party of the friends and they panicked?  Who saw her walking down 11th? 





From the very beginning, the story of her being seen at 4:30am walking down 11th street didn't sound right.

According to reports, Jay Rosenbaum watched her walk toward College Street.  The le is using the 4:30 a.m. in their timeline, but they are also saying that it is unconfirmed.  Neither his story nor Corey's loss of memory make any sense.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 02, 2011, 09:13:19 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-07-02-missing-student-lauren-spierer_n.htm

Silence fuels speculation in case of missing student
By Robert King, The Indianapolis Star

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The four-week search for a missing Indiana University student has employed riders on horseback, search dogs, divers, helicopters and an army of more than 1,000 civilian volunteers.

But after nearly a month, it has failed to answer an essential question: What happened?

The Bloomington Police Department has offered a scant timeline of Lauren Spierer's movements in the early morning hours of June 3. During more than a dozen news conferences, police officials have taken few questions.

Nearly a month after a friend reported last seeing Spierer , police haven't said whether they think Spierer is alive or dead. They haven't acknowledged whether they have suspects in a crime. Or if they are close to an arrest.

Into the vacuum of information, a sizable pack of journalists from Indiana and New York, Spierer's home state, have strode in, trying through interviews with Spierer's friends and her family's attorneys to put some paint on a blank canvas.

Meanwhile, a cottage industry of Internet sages and bloggers has arisen to push pet theories, accuse key figures and generally speculate about what's happening.

And repeated statements by the Spierer family have helped fuel the speculation.

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As the case enters its fifth week, the policy of silence continues.

Two recent searches would have gone unnoticed and unmentioned except for the fact a Bloomington Herald-Times photographer happened upon the scene and took a picture of the search dogs.

On Wednesday, police searched Rosenbaum's Bloomington apartment, according to the Herald-Times.

They also searched the Bloomington residence of Jesse Wolff, Spierer's boyfriend, the paper reported Wednesday.

What were they looking for?

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on July 02, 2011, 09:43:00 PM
Anyone here ever see the late 80's teen movie, River's Edge?  Those who are interested in looking at dysfunctional, disconnected, banning together to protect a total effup, should watch.  I graduated at that time and no person in authority or older than me who had seen it believed that was the way it was.  Well, I spoke up then and if more people had seen it and clued in then maybe someone would have known.  It's the exact same now.  You could play that movie in a theater now and no kid watching would know it wasn't now.  I know a movie can't solve world problems but sometimes people just shouldn't bury their head in the sand.  Someone in Lauren's circle will eventually speak just how long from now is the question.  Why agonize her family any longer?  God Bless them.  By the by, I did do a paper on that movie in high school.  Had a real cool English teacher and he gave me an A+, copied it and passed it around class.  My back page consisted of the names of our school counselors, referral numbers, outreach groups, support groups, suicide hotline, etc..!  See I was almost a Monkey back then!!!  Too bad I can't be of help now but I do so enjoy watching all the Monkey brain power at work and all the support given to the families!!


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Samantha on July 02, 2011, 10:01:13 PM
Something doesn't feel right.

1.  She goes to Kilroys which is right near her apartment
2.  She leaves Kilroys (probably when it closed) and goes to a friends party (likely near 11th and College)
3.  She leaves her phone and purse at either Kilroys or the friends but neither makes sense
4.  NOTE:  she has a heart condition and is of slight build


Could something have happened to her at the party of the friends and they panicked?  Who saw her walking down 11th? 



From the very beginning, the story of her being seen at 4:30am walking down 11th street didn't sound right.

The thing that makes me wonder about her walking down 11th street is its not a direct way to her apartment. I know she had been drinking.. but if she was heading home wouldn't she go the normal route or return using the same route to that she used to get there. Didn't an article say they used her "usual" route to get there which included walking through the alley and stuff. Unless it was because she was alone at night and felt she should be on the road and not in alleys.

Just going up and walking to that 11th street doesn't seem as direct as getting on 10th street and then getting on N. College.

Unless she was intending to go somewhere else at 4:30am... Her being seen at on 11th at 4:30 just doesn't seem right.

Sorry if I am not remembering parts of the case correct. I just remember reading an article where a girl friend described the way her and Corey walked to his apartment as her usual route and something didn't feel right about her leaving a different way that wasn't as direct.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 03, 2011, 12:50:41 AM
http://www.scarsdale10583.com/201107021775/neighborhood-news/spierer-s-resolved-to-continue-to-search-for-lauren.html

Parents Resolved to Continue to Search for Lauren
Saturday, 02 July 2011 08:41 administrator

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Speaking on the eve of the holiday weekend, Spierer urged the parents of Lauren’s friends to cooperative with the investigation. He said, “July 4th is a time for family and friends to get together. We are appealing to the parents of the children who may have first or secondhand knowledge of what happened to Lauren. Please take time to sit down with the children and find out if they know anything. Help your children find the courage to come forward…. help them find their moral compass. They need your guidance and your strength to do the right thing.”

Choking back tears, Charlene Spierer came to the mike and assured listeners of their resolve to find their daughter. Sending a message to those who know where Lauren is, she said, “To the person who has knowledge of Laurent’s whereabouts, if you think our determination is any less, it's not. If you think that our hope and our belief that we are going to find Lauren has changed, it has not. We are just as determined now as we were from day one.” She ended by speaking directly to her daughter, saying, “We love you… we’re here for you.”

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 03, 2011, 01:10:02 AM
More photos from Herald Times Online.

Here is the alley that Lauren entered with Corey Rossman on the way to his apartment. View is from 10th Street looking north towards 11th Street.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureTimeline3_EnterAlley.png)

Here is middle part of the alley, where the paving ends and an empty lot begins. The destination apartment building is the brick building ahead on the left. Note gravel. She was barefoot.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureTimeline4_MidpointofAlley.png)

Here is the entry to Corey Rossman's / Mike Beth's apartment at the "5 North Townhomes" building. Entry is on 11th Street.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureTimeline4B_RossmanEntry.png)

Here is the entry to Jay Rosenbaum's unit at "5 North Townhomes." Entry is on 11th Street. Side faces Morton Street. Thus Rosenbaum's unit is a full block from the corner of 11th Street and College. It does not have a view to the east. He could not have seen the corner of 11th and College from inside his apartment.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureTimeline4C_JayAptEntrance.png)

Here is the rear of "5 North Townhomes." Note large overhead lights. Photo is not comprehensive, but I don't see any exits / entrances on this side of the building.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/CaptureAptRear.png)

Conclusion: the last sighting for sure of Lauren is the one security cameras caught as she exited the north/south alley headed toward "5 North Townhomes." If the three mopes had said nothing, we would not have reason to believe she ever went to that building.



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 03, 2011, 02:24:04 AM
Latest timeline.

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/07/03/news.qp-1931501.sto

Missing IU student Lauren Spierer: Day-by-day timeline
By Abby Tonsing and Christy Mullins Herald-Times
July 3, 2011, last update: 7/3 @ 12:44 am

Day 1
Friday, June 3

1:46 a.m. Video surveillance footage shows 20-year-old Indiana University student Lauren Spierer enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar on North Walnut Street. She is wearing a white, V-neck shirt with sleeves to the elbow that is scooped at the bottom, front and back. The sleeves of the shirt are “bell” or “butterfly” and the material of the shirt might have a “distressed” look. The black leggings might have silver zippers at the ankle, according to police descriptions and a photograph from video surveillance cameras at her Smallwood Plaza apartment complex.

2:27 a.m. Spierer leaves Kilroy’s with another IU student, Corey Rossman. She leaves her cell phone and her shoes at the bar, which is filled with sand for a beachy feel.

2:30 a.m. Spierer and Rossman enter the front doors of Smallwood Plaza together but do not go to Spierer’s fifth-floor apartment. Rossman says he was injured in an altercation at Smallwood and remembers nothing about the event, according to his attorney, Carl Salzmann.

2:42 a.m. Spierer leaves Smallwood, again from the front doors of the complex.

2:48 a.m. Spierer enters the alley that runs north/south between 10th & College Apartments and 10th & College Village. This alley is between College Avenue and Morton Street. Police report she did not pass through this alley alone.

2:51 a.m. Security cameras mounted to apartments in the area show Spierer leave the alley toward an empty lot, north of 10th & College Village. Police confirm Spierer’s keys and purse were later found along this route through the alley.

Spierer visits the apartment complex on the southeast corner of 11th and Morton, called 5 North Townhomes, where Rossman lives.

Rossman’s roommate, Mike Beth, also has hired an attorney, Ron Chapman, who says Beth was at the townhome writing two papers when Spierer visited. Neither roommate was the last to see Spierer — Chapman says that person was IU student Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, who lives two doors down from Rossman and Beth.

4:30 a.m. Rosenbaum reports last seeing Spierer at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue, headed south on College.

4:27 p.m. 12 hours later, Spierer’s boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, reports her missing. Bloomington police start their investigation by immediately interviewing friends and nearby residents, collecting video surveillance footage and photographs and hanging fliers in the area. Detectives collect information from phones, as well, according to Bloomington police logs.

Wolff’s attorney Joe Lozano said Wolff called Spierer’s parents to let them know their daughter was missing.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: fatcatlurker on July 03, 2011, 11:17:50 PM
Call me stupid but if they have video of her entering, exiting the alley earlier (2:51 am) in the morning why do they not have the same for the later time (4:27 am)?


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 04, 2011, 12:27:45 AM
Call me stupid but if they have video of her entering, exiting the alley earlier (2:51 am) in the morning why do they not have the same for the later time (4:27 am)?

Oh, fatcatlurker, ask any questions and make any comments.  We are here to support Lauren's parents; we want Lauren found! The reason why Lauren is not shown at 4:27 a.m. is because she didn't take the alley on her way back to her apartment.  According to Jay, she left his townhouse and walked east along 11th Street toward College Street.  There were no video cameras along that path.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: San on July 04, 2011, 01:59:09 PM
Indianapolis police find decomposed body, unknown if related to missing Westchester student

NEWSCORE
Last Updated: 11:53 AM, July 4, 2011


INDIANAPOLIS -- The Bloomington, Ind., police department said Monday a decomposed body had been found on the northeast side of Indianapolis, but it remained unknown if the remains are related to the case of a missing Indiana University college student.

WXIN-TV reported that a female body was pulled from Fall Creek on Indianapolis' northeast side Sunday evening.
The body, which was floating in the creek while lodged between some debris, was reported by witnesses around 6:50pm ET, the station reported.

Authorities would not confirm the report that the body was that of a woman, but said a forensic examination was pending.

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Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/indianapolis_police_find_decomposed_TC2ZVaDuletTZo5R8ZOXcK#ixzz1RA0g1InF


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on July 04, 2011, 03:31:22 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/04/indiana.missing.student/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn (http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/04/indiana.missing.student/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn)

Indiana police wait for identification on a body found in creek
By the CNN Wire Staff
July 4, 2011 2:24 p.m. EDT


(CNN) -- Investigators in the case of a missing Indiana University student hope forensic evidence will help them determine whether a decomposing body found in a creek Monday north of Indianapolis is connected with the disappearance of Lauren Spierer.

Bloomington police are in contact with the Indianapolis Metropolitan police, the agency that recovered the body, but there is not enough information for police to "determine the identity or a basic description of the body," Lt. William Parker said in a statement.

Parker hopes a pending forensic examination will provide more information, his statement said.

CNN affiliates reported an autopsy on the female body will be performed Tuesday.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 04, 2011, 03:52:15 PM
Judging from maps, not direct experience, I believe that Fall Creek is a highly developed suburban area. I don't think someone would go north from Bloomington, through Indy, to dump a body here. Even the reservoir to which it connects has private property lots all around. But I do hope they find Lauren soon.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 04, 2011, 04:16:03 PM
Another site says the person was pronounced dead in the 6500 block of N Fall Creek Parkway. According to Google maps, this location is 64.5 miles from the 11th street address, with an estimated driving time of one hour and 14 minutes. Seems like an odd direction to go, north through the city like that. Also, there is a 47-year-old woman missing from Noblesville, sort of nearby; she's been missing for two weeks.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 04, 2011, 04:21:47 PM
Here's the local news link. Autopsy will be in Marion County (Indy) not Monroe County (Bloomington) tomorrow.

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-womans-body-found-floating-in-fall-creek-20110703,0,3535471.story

Indianapolis—
A woman's body was pulled from Fall Creek on Indianapolis' northeast side Sunday evening.

Around 6:50 p.m., witnesses called 911 and told dispatchers they saw a body floating in the creek, lodged between some debris.

Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene in the 6500 block of Fall Creek Parkway N.
Drive.

Indianapolis Metro Police Officers say the body was badly decomposed.

Homicide detectives are investigating the case.

The Marion County Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy Tuesday morning.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Buckeye on July 04, 2011, 04:49:24 PM
I am leaning toward the Noblesville woman....however....there are no real highways in Bloomington.  To get to Long Island you would have to go up 37 to 465 and then East on 70.  Falls Creek is a couple exits past 70....very easy to get to. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 04, 2011, 05:06:06 PM
Ooops. The woman missing from Noblesville is 74, not 47. Noblesville is about 14 miles from the Fall Creek site. I think they should be able to tell pretty quickly whether the person they found is closer to 20 or to 74.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 04, 2011, 05:55:53 PM
Here are the floor plans for Unit 297 at 5 North Townhomes in Bloomington. This is the end unit, identified in Herald Times Online photos as the one Jay Rosenbaum occupied. Couple of comments. (1) The place has 5 bedrooms. Was he there alone? Were other residents away for the summer? (2) The place has only one entrance, no rear exit. Doesn't Bloomington have fire codes? (3) The townhomes are not connected inside. You have to go outside to get from one to another.

First Floor:

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/Capture_Unit297_1stFloor.png)

Second Floor:

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/Capture_Unit297_2ndFloor.png)

Third Floor:

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/Capture_Unit297_3rdFloor.png)

Fourth Floor:

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/portvalerie/Capture_Unit297_4thFloor.png)

Source: http://currydevelopment.com/5north/floorplans_unit297.html



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on July 04, 2011, 06:08:24 PM
I love the Q and A on the Curry Development website:

14. Is the living environment conducive for families?

Not really. The majority of the tenants are either undergraduate or graduate students. Those that are undergraduate are mostly Juniors and Seniors. ::MonkeyHaHa::


15.Are we expected to change our own light bulbs?

Our philosophy is that if you can reach it without having to get on a ladder, then you can change to bulb. If it requires a ladder, then we are happy to change it for you. Please complete one of the on-line maintenance request forms to request service.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: (These are college and grad students?)  ::MonkeyHaHa::
 
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17. Is on-site parking available?

Yes it is. One of our leasing consultants will talk about this option during your consultation. Parking is assigned on a first come first serve basis. We do monitor the parking situation and issue each holder a tag/permit for use throughout the year. Parking passes are annual and is collected at the start of your lease. Review your lease for the terms and conditions.   ::MonkeyShocked:: (So the lightbulb wizards have to go outside and around to the back to get to their cars? How inconvenient! What do they do when it's raining?)  ::MonkeyShocked::

http://currydevelopment.com/curry/curry_faq.html


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: New Monkey on July 04, 2011, 08:28:38 PM
Oh dear.  Praying for Lauren and her family.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 05, 2011, 12:17:26 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/

Breaking News - "Coroner:  Body found in Indy not Lauren Spierer"



Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 05, 2011, 11:06:41 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15030146/spierer-family-seeks-reflections-about-lauren

Spierer family seeks 'reflections' about Lauren
Updated: Jul 05, 2011 9:43 PM CDT
By Emily Longnecker

BLOOMINGTON - A plea from Lauren Spierer's parents, this time not in front of the cameras but in an e-mail to her close friends. 

"Many of you have expressed a desire to share your individual perspective of how Lauren has affected your life, " says the message.  The family plans to put reflections they receive on the Find Lauren Web site under a new category called Reflections.

Retired Indianapolis Police Department captain and crime author Robert Snow, who's not involved with the Spierer case, says the call is the right thing to do now that organized searches have ended.

"In any missing person's case, the key to finding this person is publicity.  The more publicity you have, the more this persons name and picture is out there in the public, the better chances you have of finding them," says Snow.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 07, 2011, 12:32:03 AM
http://www.purdueexponent.org/opinion/editorials/article_9614e80e-a76b-11e0-915b-001a4bcf6878.html

Amnesty policy promotes students' safety
Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:00 am | Updated: 9:39 am, Wed Jul 6, 2011.
EDITORIAL BOARD

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The new good Samaritan policy is the product of much lobbying to the administration from the former Purdue Student Government President Brad Krites and other PSG members.

The policy states that “the intoxicated student, as well as the student(s) seeking medical attention on the intoxicated student's behalf, will be exempt from disciplinary sanction related to alcohol consumption.”

Thus, underage students who have been drinking do not get punished by the University when they call for assistance for a friend

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This policy is enacted shortly after the disappearance of Indiana University student, 20-year-old Lauren Spierer. Spierer disappeared early morning on June 3 after a night of drinking near the Bloomington campus. Friends of Spierer have yet to come forth with their accounts of the disappearance despite urgings from both the police and Spierer’s parents.

Police working on the case have said cooperation from Spierer’s friends could open new leads for them and possibly lead to solving the case.

Indiana University has not instated a medical amnesty policy yet but is in the process of lobbying for a policy similar to Purdue’s

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 07, 2011, 07:13:31 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=82086

Parents of missing student Lauren Spierer invite searchers to reunion
IDS Reports
POSTED AT 05:08 PM ON Jul. 7, 2011

The parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer are inviting those who have helped search for their daughter to a “searcher’s reunion” this weekend.

Called “Laps for Lauren,” the event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at Woodlawn Field on campus.

“We would love to see everyone who is helping us continue our efforts to find our dear sweet Lauren,” Lauren’s family said in a message posted on the Find Lauren website. “Hope to see you Saturday.”

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 07, 2011, 07:22:07 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15041367/lauren-spierer-website-redesigned

Lauren Spierer website relaunched
Updated: Jul 07, 2011 11:15 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - A website devoted to the search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has a new look and new features.

Spierer's family has relaunched Findlauren.com.  The site now features the Facebook and Twitter pages for Lauren on the front page.

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http://www.findlauren.com/




Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 08, 2011, 08:47:33 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15049595/spierer-parents-dont-be-sorry-just-start-being-honest

New Spierer plea: "Don't be sorry, just start being honest"
Posted: Jul 08, 2011 2:55 PM CDT
Updated: Jul 08, 2011 5:23 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - A Twitter account that tracks news on Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who went missing over a month ago, posted a message Friday aimed at the person who knows something about the disappearance.

"Don't be sorry, just start being honest. It's not going to go away. The situation or the guilt. No one will know you called: 800-CRIME-TV," the Twitter post read. The account is NewsOnLaurenS.

Several online sources are tracking the case, including the website Find Lauren.

Eyewitness News has learned that roughly 200 new tips have come in over the past week.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 08, 2011, 08:56:47 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/07/08/news.qp-1404018.sto

Lauren Spierer case: Legal issues on searches, witnesses, grand juries answered
By Rebecca Troyer 331-4243 | rtroyer@heraldt.com
July 8, 2011, last update: 7/8 @ 3:45 pm

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Why aren’t they talking?
According to Shawn Boyne, associate professor at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis whose academic specialties include criminal law and procedure, there are several possible reasons why witnesses might refuse to talk.

“The primary reason why witnesses remain silent is that they may fear that, by speaking to the police they may expose themselves to potential criminal and civil liability,” Boyne said. “Although a prosecutor may offer a potential witness immunity in certain circumstances, that immunity only governs criminal actions. If a case where serious injury or death is a possibility, a witness with information may fear the potential criminal and civil liability. A second reason why a potential witness may remain silent is that they fear retribution from the person who actually committed the crime."

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In the Spierer case, it’s not clear whether a grand jury would help move the investigation along.

“The difficult fact to accept is that missing person’s cases are extremely difficult to solve if evidence does not surface early in a case,” Boyne said. “Although it is natural for the public to feel concern and empathy for the victim, public pressure to do something can be counterproductive if that pressure forces law enforcement and the prosecutors office to take actions that may in the long run diminish the chances of solving the case.”

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Who and what can be searched?
During the extensive public searches for clues about Spierer’s disappearance, Bloomington citizens, including residents and business owners in the downtown area, were encouraged, but not compelled, to search their own private property. As Boyne noted, the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects people from “unreasonable searches and seizures,” which means if police intend to search private property, they must obtain a proper warrant issued by a judge.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 08, 2011, 09:04:51 PM
http://wcsi.whiterivernews.com/templates/localnews_temp.asp?id=3646&storyno=1

Sex Offenders Vetted in Spierer Mystery
June 8, 2011

Registered sex offenders who live or work in a half-mile radius of the apartment where missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer [[ SPEER-ur ]] lived have been investigated by federal agents.  WTHR-TV reports the US Marshal's Office searched for all 20 offenders in the area, finding them all.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: kippy on July 08, 2011, 09:24:53 PM
So heartbreaking.  We are keeping Lauren and her family in our prayers.  I hope they find her soon, and I pray anyone that knows anything, heard anything or witnessed anything to come forward.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 08, 2011, 11:06:34 PM
So heartbreaking.  We are keeping Lauren and her family in our prayers.  I hope they find her soon, and I pray anyone that knows anything, heard anything or witnessed anything to come forward.

It is a heartbreaking situation, kippy.  Lauren's parents continue in their determination to get answers and find her.  Their tweet sounds very focused and directed at a specific person--"Don't be sorry, just start being honest."  Let's hope that the person gets the courage to provide some information.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: New Monkey on July 09, 2011, 12:02:16 PM
We are keeping Lauren and her family in our thoughts and prayers. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: New Monkey on July 09, 2011, 12:07:46 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15041367/lauren-spierer-website-redesigned

Lauren Spierer website relaunched
Updated: Jul 07, 2011 11:15 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - A website devoted to the search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has a new look and new features.

Spierer's family has relaunched Findlauren.com.  The site now features the Facebook and Twitter pages for Lauren on the front page.

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http://www.findlauren.com/



In the picture of her walking down the hall on the findlauren website, it looks like she's walking towards someone.  She seems to have a smile on her face. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 09, 2011, 11:20:51 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15041367/lauren-spierer-website-redesigned

Lauren Spierer website relaunched
Updated: Jul 07, 2011 11:15 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - A website devoted to the search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has a new look and new features.

Spierer's family has relaunched Findlauren.com.  The site now features the Facebook and Twitter pages for Lauren on the front page.

 ::snipping2::

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http://www.findlauren.com/



In the picture of her walking down the hall on the findlauren website, it looks like she's walking towards someone.  She seems to have a smile on her face. 

I noticed her smiling, too, maybe just another student coming towards her.  Also, IIRC, David was staying in the same apartment building; they went to Jay's townhouse together.


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 09, 2011, 11:34:41 PM
With video from the "Laps for Lauren" event.  What a thoughtful "thank you" to the volunteers.  It also gives the parents an opportunity to keep Lauren in the news.

http://www.wthr.com/story/15053635/spierer-family-hosts-feel-good-event-for-volunteers

Spierer family hosts "feel good" event for volunteers
Updated: Jul 09, 2011 9:21 PM CDT
By Richard Essex - bio

BLOOMINGTON - Volunteers who helped search for a missing IU student held a reunion Saturday.

"Laps for Lauren" was a chance for Lauren Spierer's family to say thank you and to talk about hope.

"Welcome. We're glad you were able to come out today," Lauren's father, Robert, told the crowd. "We feel a very integral part of this community."

From the minute the Spierers arrived in Bloomington, they have been surrounded by strangers that have become a second family.

"We wanted to feel good and have a feel good moment with the people of Bloomington," Spierer said.

There have been few such moments in the past five weeks. The search for Lauren is far from over, just suspended. Volunteers, who once lined up in the hundreds, are now down to about a dozen.

"It is just on my mind all of the time. I have been texting back and forth with Lauren's mom, Charlene, just 'How are you? Thinking about you.' Just anything that reminds me of Lauren or IU students or my daughters," said volunteer Lisa Mallory.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 10, 2011, 11:33:02 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=82109

Campus officials continue search for Lauren Spierer
By Jake New | IDS
POSTED AT 07:12 PM ON Jul. 10, 2011  (UPDATED AT 08:48 PM ON Jul. 10, 2011)

After nearly a month of searching city streets, campus buildings and county parks, the official public searches for Lauren Spierer were called off June 29.

But now, as the search continues well into its second month, University officials say they have not given up trying to find the missing IU student.

“We will continue to be with the family every step of the way,” said Rabbi Sue Silberberg, director of IU’s Helene G. Simon Hillel Center. “We are determined and will not stop until we find Lauren.”

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Dean of Students Harold “Pete” Goldsmith said the University will also continue to be involved.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 11, 2011, 03:01:33 PM
With photos of Zachary Oakes, who hit Corey in the lobby of Lauren's apartment building.

http://tonygatto.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/man-who-confronted-lauren-spierers-friend-at-smallwood-identified-as-zachary-oakes/

Man Who Confronted Lauren Spierer’s Friend at Smallwood Identified as Zachary Oakes
Posted on July 4th, 2011 13:54 by Tony Gatto

The man who confronted Corey Rossman at Smallwood Plaza the morning Lauren Spierer went missing has been identified as Zachary Oakes, an Indiana University student.  The identification of Oakes has been confirmed to TonyGatto.com by multiple sources.

Oakes, who is from the Indianapolis area, is not accused of any crime and has not been tied to the disappearance of the 20-year-old student from Edgemont, NY.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 13, 2011, 10:00:46 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/07/13/news.qp-0024283.sto

Lauren Spierer awareness ride to start at Harley-Davidson in Bloomington

By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
July 13, 2011, last update: 7/13 @ 1:46 pm

Motorcycle enthusiasts and those who want to continue to raise awareness about missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer are invited to participate in a motorcycle ride at the end of the month.

The Ride for Lauren is an “awareness ride,” said Spierer’s uncle, David Spierer, who is organizing the event. Registration for the motorcycle ride starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30, with riders leaving Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, 552 W. Gourley Pike, at 10 a.m. and returning to the bike shop at the ride’s completion. The event is free, organizers say, but donations will be accepted.

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The 50-mile ride will take participants through sections of Bean Blossom and Nashville in Brown County, explained David Spierer. He said Tuesday he was still finishing a route map. “The objective is to have volunteers stationed at stopping points,” he said, “And to pass out fliers along these stations.”

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on July 13, 2011, 10:30:42 PM
Zach Oakes

http://www.facebook.com/zoakes

(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/187006_1164480871_6347192_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 14, 2011, 06:43:35 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15082347/iu-alerts-freshmen-after-spierer-disappearance

IU alerts freshmen after Spierer disappearance
Updated: Jul 14, 2011 11:37 AM CDT

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The letter from IU's provost says, "During New Student Orientation, you will learn more about IU's programs and the measures that can and should be taken to increase your level of personal safety. I urge you to take seriously these messages and to incorporate these recommendations and behaviors into your daily life."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 15, 2011, 11:37:34 PM
http://www.secaucusnewjersey.org/family-of-lauren-spierer-seeks-reflection-2849.html

Family of Lauren Spierer Seeks Reflection
July 15, 2011 | Filed underHeadlines | Posted by Jane Hyden

The search for the missing Lauren Spierer has now ceased. The parents of Lauren have made multiple efforts to help find their missing daughter. They filed a report to the local police, broadcast their plea via video, and recently they sent emails to Lauren Spierer’s friends to ask for their reflections on Lauren.

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According to recent reports, there has been no good news for the Lauren Spierer case thus far. Also, the searches for her have already stopped, and that’s not good news either. But the Spierer family’s hope of her being found is still there. The family is even planning to show Lauren the testimonies her friends sent when she comes back.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 16, 2011, 12:03:25 AM
http://reviewpress.lohudblogs.com/tag/lauren-spierer/

Scarsdale store raising money for Lauren Spierer search • 07.15.11

Friends of Lauren Spierer and a local store are holding a fundraiser Saturday to raise money for a charity helping to continue the search for the college student who went missing six weeks ago.

LF Scarsdale, a women’s clothing boutique, will hold a “Headbands for Hope” event to raise awareness and money to continue the search for Spierer, an Edgemont resident and Indiana University student who was reported missing near the college in June. Spierer worked at the store while in high school.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 17, 2011, 04:44:20 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110717/NEWS02/107170344/Lauren-Spierer-Headbands-Hope-raises-money-search?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CNews%7Cs

Lauren Spierer: 'Headbands for Hope' raises money for search
11:50 PM, Jul. 16, 2011 
Written by
Gerald McKinstry

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"We are as determined as ever when we first got the phone call," said Rebecca Lefkowitz, a 19-year-old friend of Spierer who helped coordinate the event. "We will not stop until she comes home. ... It really could have been anyone."

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Spierer had worked at the store when she was in high school, and the owners were donating a percentage of their sales to Helene G. Simon Hillel Center, which is aiding the search.

Spierer's roommate, Blair Wallach of Closter, N.J., said the event was important because it showed people that the search was ongoing.

"It's hard to be here without her," said Wallach, 20. "It's nice to see all the support. This story touches the heart of anyone who has heard about it."


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 17, 2011, 04:59:18 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/07/17/news.qp-5830818.sto

Expert: Loss of memory common after head injury
Spierer’s friend says he can’t remember altercation at Smallwood the night she disappeared
By Dann Denny 331-4350 | ddenny@heraldt.com
July 17, 2011

The night of Lauren Spierer’s disappearance, 21-year-old Indiana University student Corey Rossman was with her at Kilroy’s Sports Bar, after which the two walked to the downtown Smallwood Plaza complex where Spierer lives — where Rossman said he was injured in an altercation but remembers nothing about the event, according to his attorney, Carl Salzmann.

Bloomington neurosurgeon Souheil Haddad said memory loss is very common after a head injury. He said the technical term for memory loss is amnesia, of which there are two types — retrograde amnesia, which involves losing memory of the time period leading up to a head injury; and anterograde amnesia, which involves losing memory of the events that occur after an injury.

“Typically, the most severe amnesia is retrograde amnesia,” Haddad said. “Over time, and as the patient recovers, he or she will start remembering more and more. Typically, the events that occurred before — retrograde amnesia — are remembered better than those that occurred after — anterograde amnesia. The injury itself may never be remembered.”

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 19, 2011, 02:35:24 AM
http://tonygatto.wordpress.com/

Landfill Not Yet Searched in Lauren Spierer Case
Posted on July 16th, 2011 10:16 by Tony Gatto

From the Bloomington Herald Times…

In the six-week-long investigation into the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, Bloomington police have not searched the landfill just south of Terre Haute where Bloomington’s city trash is hauled.

Should police request a search of the Terre Haute landfill, they’ll know which sections of the landfill contain Bloomington’s recent garbage and from what days.

“We were contacted,” Mike Calleja, a general manager for Republic Services, confirmed last week in a phone interview from his office at the Sycamore Ridge landfill in Pimento, south of Terre Haute. While Calleja did not give a specific date or time he was contacted by police, he described it as “initially” in the investigation.

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Calleja said the landfill has not been served with a search warrant. He deferred other questions to Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters.
“Decisions about any searches that would take place anywhere would be made by the investigators,” Qualters said in an email. He would not answer specific questions about Hoosier Disposal and Recycling, Republic Services or the possibility of trash searches. “We have taken the position to not speak about details related to the investigation unless it would be done to solicit tips or assistance from the public,” he said.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cw618 on July 19, 2011, 05:51:40 PM
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=10312.msg1450330#msg1450330

TY grace-land,i was just going to ask if i missed an article about landfill searches,you would think that would have been
one of the first look see places, especially since the campus must have 50-100 dumpsters,and most of the students know
their way around campus by the end of the yr


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 19, 2011, 11:56:22 PM
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=10312.msg1450330#msg1450330

TY grace-land,i was just going to ask if i missed an article about landfill searches,you would think that would have been
one of the first look see places, especially since the campus must have 50-100 dumpsters,and most of the students know
their way around campus by the end of the yr

YW, cw618.  I agree with you that they should have looked into the landfill.  The landfill person said that le made contact with him at the beginning of the disappearance, but no search was conducted. 


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 20, 2011, 12:07:08 AM
With video

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-landfill-has-capability-to-search-for-missing-iu-students-possible-remains-20110719,0,7245432.story

Landfill has capability to search for missing IU student's possible remains
Many are urging the Bloomington Police Department to search a Pimento landfill for the possible remains of missing IU student Lauren Spierer
By Edward Moody
Fox59
5:45 p.m. EDT, July 19, 2011

Pimento, Ind. — Many are urging the Bloomington Police Department to search a Pimento landfill for the possible remains of missing IU student Lauren Spierer

The Sycamore Ridge Landfill is where all of Bloomington's trash is dumped.  Management said if Bloomington Police wanted to search this landfill for Lauren Spierer's possible remains they could find the specific trash they want using something many of us have in our cars: GPS technology.  Per state guidelines, each load of trash dumped at Sycamore Ridge is plotted using a GPS locator system.

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"We would have the ability, if someone gave us specific information, to try to come as close as we possibly could to locating that day's deposit," said DePasse. 

Bloomington Police said investigators have not searched the landfill, and detectives won't say if that's even a possibility, though.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 21, 2011, 07:34:06 PM
http://www.jconline.com/article/20110721/NEWS/110721014/Lauren-Spierer-appeared-no-condition-help-friend-get-home-source-says?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

Lauren Spierer appeared 'in no condition' to help friend get home, source says
5:10 PM, Jul. 21, 2011
Written by
SHAWN COHEN
The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer was so incapacitated as she left her apartment building the morning she went missing that she stumbled out of her elevator, fell against a wall and had to be helped to her feet by a male friend who led her out of the building, a person who saw the video evidence said Thursday.

The evidence contradicts statements by friend Corey Rossman's lawyer, who said Spierer helped his client walk home June 3 after he was punched in the face and suffered memory loss.

"As for this idea that she was Florence Nightingale and taking him back because she was concerned, she wasn't in any condition to take care of herself, let alone another human being," said the source, one of scores of people who have seen the evidence but who was only willing to comment anonymously. "She couldn't even stand up on her own. I have difficulty with this individual (Rossman) saying he can't remember anything when he's the guy who picked her up and took her out of the building."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 22, 2011, 05:07:14 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110722/NEWS02/107220376/Spierer-boyfriend-says-he-passed-polygraph?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer's boyfriend says he passed polygraph
Jul 22, 2011 
Written by
Shawn Cohen

The boyfriend of missing college student Lauren Spierer spoke with detectives this week and has taken a lie-detector test, he confirmed in a Facebook exchange with a Journal News reporter.

And he suggested he passed the polygraph.

"If I failed a polygraph everyone in the world would know," read the message written from Jesse Wolff's Facebook account.
These were his first public comments since police identified him early in the investigation as one of the "persons of interest."

He also said "my life (explective) sucks," in response to questions about the disappearance, search and investigation that has now been going on for 50 days.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 22, 2011, 05:23:11 PM
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/READ-Missing-Students-Mother-Marks-Day-50-126009669.html

READ: Missing Student’s Mother Marks Day 50
Charlene Spierer scribes heartrending letter as investigation into daughter's disappearance drags into eighth week.
Friday, Jul 22, 2011  |  Updated 12:37 PM EDT

Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old Indiana University student from Westchester County, disappeared after a night out with friends on June 3. Over the last seven weeks, volunteers helped organize massive searches for the aspiring fashion major, tens of thousands of individuals followed the case on social media and strangers across the nation demonstrated an outpouring of support for Lauren’s devastated, yet determined family. To date, police still do not know what happened to Lauren.

Today marks the 50th day of her disappearance.

Lauren’s heartbroken mother, Charlene, released the following letter through the Twitter account @NewsonLaurenS. Below is the unedited letter.

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 22, 2011, 05:46:10 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28631706/detail.html

Source: Spierer Vid Contradicts Associate's Story
Spierer's Mom: 'Cruel, Heartless Element' Lurks
POSTED: 8:33 am EDT July 22, 2011
UPDATED: 12:27 pm EDT July 22, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A source has stepped forward to contradict a story from one of the last people to see Lauren Spierer, a missing Indiana University student, on the morning of her disappearance.

Attorney Carl Salzmann, who represents Corey Rossman, said Spierer helped his client walk home on the morning of June 3 after he was punched in the face and suffered memory loss.

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A source told 6News' Stacia Matthews that video from the evening shows she would have been too incapacitated to help someone else walk home because she could barely stand on her own.

"She was really drunk. She stumbled out of the elevator, slammed against this wall and one of the guys carried her out of Smallwood (Plaza.) "

Police haven't publicized the contents of the video, saying only that it shows Spierer and an acquaintance entering Smallwood Plaza about 2:30 a.m. and leaving about 15 minutes later.

"We're limited to what we're going to talk about," said Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters. "We have those guidelines, and we're not going to stray from those."

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Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: texasmom on July 23, 2011, 11:54:35 AM
Lauren's story was featured at the beginning of this episode of Vanished with Beth Holloway:

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/vanished-with-beth-holloway/video/

Episode 9 (Desir/Smart)
Season 1: Episode 9 (Desir/Smart)): Original air date: 7/18/11. Set in Omakalee, FL and San Louis Obispo, CA. Beth meets with one family desperately searching for their special needs child, and another family trying to find a daughter who disappeared more than 15 years ago.

I hope Lauren is found safe, and soon.   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on July 24, 2011, 11:41:24 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/24/mother-missing-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer-blogs-evil-cruel/?test=latestnews (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/24/mother-missing-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer-blogs-evil-cruel/?test=latestnews)

Mother of Missing Indiana University Student Lauren Spierer Blogs of 'Evil, Cruel' Element

Published July 24, 2011

| FoxNews.com

The mother of an Indiana University student missing for 50 days says she can't understand the lack of compassion from the people who know what happened to her daughter but haven't come forward, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Lauren Spierer, 20, was last seen early June 3 walking alone to her apartment after a night out with friends.

The search for her gained much public attention in the first month after her disappearance, but Bloomington police have since said little about the investigation.

Charlene Spierer posted a letter Friday on a blog dedicated to the search. She wrote that she's learned there is "an evil, a cruel, heartless element" that cares more about themselves than her daughter's life.

She also said that she will continue searching until Lauren is found and can be taken back home to Greenburgh, N.Y.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 24, 2011, 11:29:09 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/07/24/news.qp-8359458.sto

Smallwood seeks new image with less focus on partying
Safety has always been top concern at 700-student downtown apartment complex
By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
July 24, 2011, last update: 7/24 @ 12:37 am

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By the numbers

From the start of 2008 to June 27, 2011, Bloomington police have been called to Smallwood Plaza 439 times, according to data provided by the Bloomington Police Department and analyzed by The Herald-Times. Some of these police calls for service may have happened on the street or sidewalk outside of the building, and may not be directly related to the building itself, the Bloomington police records department noted on the raw data.

Almost 11 percent (10.93 percent) of those 439 police calls to Smallwood resulted in arrests. Those 48 arrests include 10 in connection with alcohol violations, three in domestic disputes, another two for fighting and 11 in connection with trespassing.

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Advertising changes

Since the disappearance of Spierer, Smallwood’s advertising campaigns aimed at college students have raised some eyebrows and drawn public scrutiny.

Some of those print and radio ads — some of which had been used since Smallwood’s opening in 2004, Reno said — were laced with sexual innuendo and gave winks to the hard-partying lifestyle in light of Smallwood’s convenient location to downtown Bloomington’s bars and restaurants.

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Reno confirmed that the owners of Smallwood — John and Kara Jacobs — have assisted the Spierers, who are from Scarsdale, N.Y., with an apartment and other accommodations at one of their many properties. The Spierers have vowed to stay in Bloomington until they can bring their daughter home.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: melisb on July 25, 2011, 07:47:03 AM
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?action=post;topic=10312.500;num_replies=504

Reno confirmed that the owners of Smallwood — John and Kara Jacobs — have assisted the Spierers, who are from Scarsdale, N.Y., with an apartment and other accommodations at one of their many properties. The Spierers have vowed to stay in Bloomington until they can bring their daughter home.

Wow!  That is really nice of the owners of Smallwood!  A lot more people should take note of that gesture.  Not many families of  the missing get an opportunity to go stay where their child has gone missing and wish they could.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 26, 2011, 10:57:10 PM
http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer-associate-corey-rossman-story-contradicted

Missing IU student Lauren Spierer associate Corey Rossman 'story' contradicted
Radell Smith, Criminal Profiles Examiner
July 26, 2011

He says he got punched in the face and she helped him make it home, according to his lawyer Carl Salzmann. But Corey Rossman's story about missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer doesn't hold water a source told a news reporter for the Indy Channel's 6News.

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Profile

Lauren Spierer spent the better part of the evening before -- and morning of -- her disappearance with Corey Rossman. She had only met him once before, when her roommate Hadar Tamir introduced them.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: tcumom on July 27, 2011, 03:15:07 PM
http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer-associate-corey-rossman-story-contradicted

Missing IU student Lauren Spierer associate Corey Rossman 'story' contradicted
Radell Smith, Criminal Profiles Examiner
July 26, 2011

He says he got punched in the face and she helped him make it home, according to his lawyer Carl Salzmann. But Corey Rossman's story about missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer doesn't hold water a source told a news reporter for the Indy Channel's 6News.

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Profile

Lauren Spierer spent the better part of the evening before -- and morning of -- her disappearance with Corey Rossman. She had only met him once before, when her roommate Hadar Tamir introduced them.

 ::snipping2::


WOW!  Thanks so much for posting this.  I wonder if Corey's convenient memory loss is still occurring.  hmmmm


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on July 28, 2011, 06:00:45 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-bloomington-woman-says-man-strangled-her-20110725,0,2755993.story
Bloomington woman says man strangled her
July 26, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.—

A Bloomington woman says she was followed, attacked, and strangled by a stranger just six blocks away from where Lauren Spierer was last spotted.


The Indiana Daily Student reports the 34 year old woman was walking to a convenience store near 17th and Woodburn when she felt someone was following her. She tried to get help by knocking on the door of a nearby home, but no one answered. She said the man came up from behind and strangled her before leaving.

A witness saw the attack and called police. Police say the woman was suffering from scratches on her shoulders and back and abrasions on her elbows and knees.
More..
(Video at Link)


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on July 29, 2011, 06:05:07 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-bloomington-woman-says-man-strangled-her-20110725,0,2755993.story
Bloomington woman says man strangled her
July 26, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.—

A Bloomington woman says she was followed, attacked, and strangled by a stranger just six blocks away from where Lauren Spierer was last spotted.


The Indiana Daily Student reports the 34 year old woman was walking to a convenience store near 17th and Woodburn when she felt someone was following her. She tried to get help by knocking on the door of a nearby home, but no one answered. She said the man came up from behind and strangled her before leaving.

A witness saw the attack and called police. Police say the woman was suffering from scratches on her shoulders and back and abrasions on her elbows and knees.
More..
(Video at Link)

Wow hopefully this will be a break in the case


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: pharlap on July 29, 2011, 08:50:14 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-bloomington-woman-says-man-strangled-her-20110725,0,2755993.story
Bloomington woman says man strangled her
July 26, 2011

Bloomington, Ind.—

A Bloomington woman says she was followed, attacked, and strangled by a stranger just six blocks away from where Lauren Spierer was last spotted.


The Indiana Daily Student reports the 34 year old woman was walking to a convenience store near 17th and Woodburn when she felt someone was following her. She tried to get help by knocking on the door of a nearby home, but no one answered. She said the man came up from behind and strangled her before leaving.

A witness saw the attack and called police. Police say the woman was suffering from scratches on her shoulders and back and abrasions on her elbows and knees.
More..
(Video at Link)

Wow hopefully this will be a break in the case

Wonder is the male witness can identify the perk.
 ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 29, 2011, 10:32:23 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110729/NEWS02/107290322/Lauren-Spierer-disappearance-Indiana-motorcycle-ride-bring-attention-search-missing-student?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CNews%7Cs

Lauren Spierer disappearance: Indiana motorcycle ride to bring attention to search for missing student
11:10 PM, Jul. 28, 2011 
Written by
Shawn Cohen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — They have taken "Laps for Lauren" and have had "Lunch for Lauren." On Saturday, people wanting to draw attention to the search for Indiana University student Lauren Spierer will participate in the "Lauren Spierer Awareness Ride."

Motorcycle enthusiasts, among them the missing student's uncle, David Spierer of New York City, will participate in the 45-mile ride, which will start and end in Bloomington.

As many as 200 riders will take a giant loop through Monroe and Brown counties for the event, hosted by Harley Davidson of Bloomington.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 30, 2011, 09:13:03 PM
With video

http://www.wthr.com/story/15179228/ride-for-lauren

Motorcycle ride held for missing IU student
Updated: Jul 30, 2011 3:41 PM CDT
By Kris Kirschner

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About 200 motorcyclists met at the Bloomington Harley Davidson the starting point for a 50-mile trek through southern Indiana. This is no joy ride but rather, a mission, to remind locals that two months later the case remains unsolved.

David Spierer, Lauren's uncle, explained the reason for the ride.

"Basically a rolling billboard with flyers-will compel someone to do something," he said.

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"I feel like somebody is standing idly by watching this with information and not coming forward," Charlene Spierer said.

"It's very simple. Somebody knows something and is not telling us and coming forward. It's very agonizing and frustrating," said Lauren's father.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 02, 2011, 01:33:58 AM
With video

http://www.wthr.com/story/15190344/party-school-label-has-different-meaning-at-iu

Party school label has different meaning at IU
Updated: Aug 01, 2011 10:09 PM CDT
By Richard Essex

BLOOMINGTON - Indiana University is again labeled as one of the top party schools in the nation, but this year, the designation is no laughing matter.

The ranking comes weeks after 20-year-old student Lauren Spierer disappeared after a night of drinking in a local bar.

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The party label seems to be fading a little bit at IU. Six years ago, the school was ranked number one in the country. Last year, it was in the top ten and this year it checks in at number 16 among all schools in the country.

But a label is a label and it's one the university has been working on, with increased police presence during the Little 500, home football games and cracking down on drinking in the dorms

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 02, 2011, 05:33:15 PM
Oh, my...le had said that they would consider looking at the landfill if they received a tip or information.   ::MonkeyShocked::


http://www.wthr.com/story/15195963/spierer-case-search-warrant-obtained-for-landfill

Spierer case: Search warrant obtained for landfill
Posted: Aug 02, 2011 3:06 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2011 3:51 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - There's a possible new lead in the case of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who went missing on June 3rd. The owner of a Vigo County landfill is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 13 Investigates confirmed.

A few weeks after 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer disappeared, documents obtained exclusively by Eyewitness News show that on June 16th the Bloomington Police Department requested a search warrant of a landfill in southern Vigo County about eight miles south of Terre Haute.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on August 02, 2011, 07:07:42 PM
Oh, my...le had said that they would consider looking at the landfill if they received a tip or information.   ::MonkeyShocked::


http://www.wthr.com/story/15195963/spierer-case-search-warrant-obtained-for-landfill

Spierer case: Search warrant obtained for landfill
Posted: Aug 02, 2011 3:06 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2011 3:51 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON - There's a possible new lead in the case of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who went missing on June 3rd. The owner of a Vigo County landfill is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 13 Investigates confirmed.

A few weeks after 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer disappeared, documents obtained exclusively by Eyewitness News show that on June 16th the Bloomington Police Department requested a search warrant of a landfill in southern Vigo County about eight miles south of Terre Haute.

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If the search warrant was obtained on June 16th have they already searched and found nothing?


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 02, 2011, 07:15:58 PM
I haven't read about any searches of the landfill; this is new to me.  Nothing was mentioned at any of the news conferences.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on August 02, 2011, 07:25:11 PM
I haven't read about any searches of the landfill; this is new to me.  Nothing was mentioned at any of the news conferences.


Thanks grace-land, I haven't seen anything either you would think that since they got a warrant in June though that it would have been done by now.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 03, 2011, 01:56:55 AM
http://www.wsbt.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-fbi-intends-to-search-landfill-possibly-in-connection-with-lauren-spierer-case-20110802,0,2615842.story

FBI to search landfill, possibly in connection with Lauren Spierer case
A warrant has been filed to search a Vigo County landfill where trash from Bloomington gets dumped in connection with the case of missing IU student Lauren Spierer.
By News Staff
Fox59
9:20 p.m. EDT, August 2, 2011

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The landfills owners released the following statement:

"The FBI plans to search the Sycamore Ridge Landfill.  We were contacted two weeks ago by the FBI, they obtained a search warrant.  We are cooperating in any way we can.  We don't know who they are searching for, we can't tell you times or dates.  The FBI has reason to believe that something is in that landfill.  What that is, we don't know."

Fox59 has already reported that Bloomington Police went to the landfill and asked owners to stake off an area where Bloomington trash was dumped.  In an exclusive interview two weeks ago, the landfill's owner said the area had not yet been searched.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 04, 2011, 02:12:09 AM
So sad.  What a nighmare for her parents.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28756013/detail.html

2 Months Into Spierer Search, Focus Turns To Landfill
FBI Will Search Vigo County Landfill, Company Owner Says
POSTED: 4:42 pm EDT August 3, 2011
UPDATED: 5:52 pm EDT August 3, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two months after Indiana University student Lauren Spierer was last seen, authorities are turning their attention to a Vigo County landfill in search of clues.

Republic Services, the owner of the Sycamore Ridge Landfill south of Terre Haute, which handles waste from Bloomington, confirmed that the company had been contacted by the FBI concerning a search.

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Landfill spokeswoman Peggy Mulloy said she hasn't been told when the search will happen but that a strategically engineered plan has been put in place for the massive undertaking, 6News' Stacia Matthews reported.

"We will have an idea of where trash came from on a particular day and where that trash was placed in the landfill," she said.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on August 05, 2011, 06:22:28 PM
Oh gosh I hope they dont find her. Didnt they find a something in the dumpster we heard about? Or by a dumpster? Perhaps that is when they secured a search warrant?


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 05, 2011, 11:04:26 PM
Oh gosh I hope they dont find her. Didnt they find a something in the dumpster we heard about? Or by a dumpster? Perhaps that is when they secured a search warrant?

Tracygirl, I remember le searching by a dumpster.  It was on the 6th floor of Lauren's apartment building.  Here's an article about that search.  Is that what you were thinking about?  I think that they concluded that it was not related to Lauren.

http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-bag-of-clothes-found-at-missing-iu-students-apartment-building-20110617,0,6652144.story

Bag of clothes, shoe box found at Lauren Spierer's apartment building
Officers came out to the Smallwood Plaza Apartments and removed a bag of clothes and a shoe box, according to an apartment spokesperson. The bag and shoe box were found behind a dumpster on the 6th floor of the apartment building.

By Marisela Burgos
Fox59
3:06 p.m. EDT, June 17, 2011


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Tracygirl on August 06, 2011, 04:27:53 PM
Oh gosh I hope they dont find her. Didnt they find a something in the dumpster we heard about? Or by a dumpster? Perhaps that is when they secured a search warrant?

Tracygirl, I remember le searching by a dumpster.  It was on the 6th floor of Lauren's apartment building.  Here's an article about that search.  Is that what you were thinking about?  I think that they concluded that it was not related to Lauren.

http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-bag-of-clothes-found-at-missing-iu-students-apartment-building-20110617,0,6652144.story

Bag of clothes, shoe box found at Lauren Spierer's apartment building
Officers came out to the Smallwood Plaza Apartments and removed a bag of clothes and a shoe box, according to an apartment spokesperson. The bag and shoe box were found behind a dumpster on the 6th floor of the apartment building.

By Marisela Burgos
Fox59
3:06 p.m. EDT, June 17, 2011


Yes that was it. I am not sure what lead them to secure a warrant for the landfill, perhaps it is common practice? I just hope they get to start searching soon if they believe it would be worth doing.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 09, 2011, 12:07:19 AM
They haven't found Lauren.  Where is she?  Someone knows where she is at.  All they have to do is call the tip line--for heaven's sake!

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/west_central/police-find-dead-body-at-trash-dump

Police find dead body at trash dump
Updated: Monday, 08 Aug 2011, 2:02 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 08 Aug 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WISH) - Police have found a dead body at a Putnam County dump, police dispatchers confirm.

According to Putnam County dispatchers, a call came in around 10 a.m. Monday that a dead body was found on the property of a dump at 525 W. Columbus St. in Greencastle. Officials say it's not missing people Lauren Spierer or Morgan Johnson, though they say it is a man.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 10, 2011, 09:39:07 PM
Sad.  They don't seem to realize that it is more than just walking alone at night; the danger also involves the activities that you are involved with and with whom you are socializing.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1516201

IU Students Speak on Returning to School After Spierer Disappearance
By Alex Brown
8/10/2011

As IU students head back to school, some are still thinking about the disappearance of Lauren Spierer.
 
IU students and WIBC summer interns Lauren and Jennifer are about to head back to school and say people are still talking about the incident. Jennifer, who lives three floors below Spierer's apartment in Bloomington, says she thinks students, especially women like herself, will be more cautious at night.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 14, 2011, 08:20:09 PM
A new poster is shown at the site.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28862246/detail.html

Spierer Family Sounds Off, Releases New Poster
Missing IU Student's Parents: 'We Will Never Give Up'
POSTED: 2:06 pm EDT August 14, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The family of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student missing since June 3, are distributing a new poster in hopes that it might lead to more information about her disappearance.

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"It is impossible to explain, as we continue to search for Lauren, what the experience of having a missing child is like," read a statement from Robert and Charlene Spierer, Lauren's parents, that was posted to FindLauren.com on Friday. "There is no explanation for why this has happened."

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Here is the link to read the entire statement from the parents:  www.FindLauren.com


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: pinkbanana on August 15, 2011, 10:37:22 AM
 ::MonkeyAngel::

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 15, 2011, 07:18:06 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110815/NEWS02/108150351/Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-Silence-friends-threatens-our-undoing-?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer's parents': Silence of friends "threatens to be our undoing"
Aug 15, 2011 
Written by
Ned P. Rauch

Robert and Charlene Spierer have vowed to "never give up" their search for their missing daughter, Lauren, despite "deafening silence" from the people who saw her last that they said "threatens to be our undoing."

In a new letter posted Saturday to the website findlauren.com, the Spierers wrote, "There is no reason to think the people Lauren was last with, wouldn't do everything in their power to help us find her. But, alas, there is deafening silence.

"That silence compounds our frustration, our desperation and our grief in not having found Lauren. It threatens to be our undoing but make no mistake, we will never give up."

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The Spierers and their supporters are asking for volunteers to help them distribute the poster throughout Bloomington and the university's campus on Aug. 28, the day before classes are scheduled to resume.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 16, 2011, 01:59:45 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-at-landfill-seeking-clues-in-missing-indiana-student-case-20110816,0,4883374.story

Police at landfill seeking clues in missing Indiana student case

PIMENTO, Ind. — Bloomington police, the FBI and other law enforcement officials are searching a western Indiana landfill for evidence in the case of an Indiana University student who vanished more than two months ago.

The Bloomington Police Department said in a statement today that its officers, the FBI and the IU Police Department began searching Sycamore Ridge Landfill south of Terre Haute about 7 a.m. for clues in the disappearance of 20-year-old Lauren Spierer.

The Greenburgh, N.Y., woman vanished June 3 after a night out in Bloomington with friends.

A team from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is helping search the landfill, which accepts trash from the Bloomington area. Police say the search could take up to two weeks and involve 20 to 30 officers each day.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 16, 2011, 02:05:08 PM
From Indianapolis Star today:

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110816/NEWS02/108160383/Police-search-landfill-evidence-Spierer-case?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

Police search landfill for evidence in Spierer case

Bloomington Police Department today began looking for evidence in the disappearance of Lauren Spierer at a Vigo County landfill.

The search of the Sycamore Ridge Landfill could take up to two weeks, police said in a news release. Twenty to 30 members of the FBI, Indiana University Police Department and a search expert from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will work each day, the release said.

Spierer, an Indiana University student, was reported missing June 3.

The release said preparations for searching the Sycamore Ridge Landfill began days after Spierer's disappearance after police contacted waste collections companies. Police initially searched dumpsters around 11th and College in Bloomington.

Waste from Bloomington is taken to a transfer station south of the city and then transported to the Sycamore Ridge Landfill.

The location of waste taken from Bloomington around the date of Spierer's disappearance has been identified and isolated at Sycamore Ridge Landfill. No new waste has been placed into that area.

In addition to searching the landfill, professional searchers and volunteers continued a land search for Spierer, covering 10 to 12 miles from Spierer's last location.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 17, 2011, 03:02:35 PM
It's good to hear that the police identified and secured that area of the landfill so early in the investigation.  I guess, at that time, they seemed to be concentrating on interviewing people, gathering information, and following up on tips.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/08/17/Search-for-missing-Lauren-Spierer-moves-to-dump/UPI-62771313600621/

Search for missing Lauren Spierer moves to dump
Published: Aug. 17, 2011 at 1:03 PM

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"Preparations for this undertaking began within days of Lauren Spierer being reported missing," said Capt. Joe Qualters.

Police say they had contacted the owners of the landfill the week of June 6 to arrange a search, then cordoned off the area where Bloomington trash from around that time was placed.

"That location within the landfill has remained isolated and secured since that time with no additional waste placed in the identified area," Qualters said.

The missing girl's parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, said they were informed of the landfill search by Bloomington police.

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Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/08/17/Search-for-missing-Lauren-Spierer-moves-to-dump/UPI-62771313600621/#ixzz1VJXTyGZu


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 17, 2011, 03:08:06 PM
http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/crime/landfill-search-continues

Landfill search continues
Updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 2:13 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 2:13 PM EDT
Amanda Jarrett

PIMENTO, Ind. (WTHI) - Crews continue to search the Sycamore Ridge Landfill in Southern Vigo County for clues in the Lauren Spierer case.

The search began Tuesday morning and lasted nearly 12 hours.

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Bloomington police told News 10 Wednesday afternoon there are no new developments in the search.
The search could take up to two weeks.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 17, 2011, 06:40:06 PM
Awww...Pictures of Lauren as a toddler.  :smt060

http://www.wthr.com/story/15285736/parents-share-new-pictures-of-missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer

Parents share new pictures of missing IU student Lauren Spierer
Updated: Aug 17, 2011 4:23 PM CDT
By Kris Kirschner - bio

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But now new images are surfacing. As a toddler, she is the face of innocence and the promise of things to come. She is someone's little girl.

"It's a huge hole in our lives," said Charlene Spierer, Lauren's mother.

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The search is expected to last up to two weeks. While Robert and Charlene Spierer were there for the first day, they have now gone home together to New York.

The couple is expected to be gone a few days. Before they left they expressed a growing frustration not with investigators but with those who were last seen with their daughter.

"The people that know something who were with her left town shortly after she disappeared. No one's heard from them since they left town," said Robert Spierer.

As investigators dig for clues, this family waits for answers, always keeping in their hearts that little girl, holding out hope they'll one day bring her home.

The Spierers left for a family event back home in New York. They are expected back in Bloomington in part for the distribution of a new poster which is to take place August 28th.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 18, 2011, 12:10:32 AM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/08/17/news.608405.sto

Lauren Spierer search: Landfill search continues
By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
August 17, 2011, last update: 8/17 @ 5:37 pm

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At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Spierer still was missing, according to Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters. The 20-year-old was reportedly last seen about 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 3 at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue, headed south.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 18, 2011, 10:55:50 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28894849/detail.html

Spierer Landfill Search Has Incoming IU Students Vigilant
Students Begin Arriving As Classes Near


POSTED: 2:53 pm EDT August 17, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As crews spent another day coming a Vigo County landfill for any sign of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, areas surrounding the campus are beginning to fill up with students readying for another school year.

Sam Parrillo moved into Smallwood Plaza, the apartment building where Spierer lived before her disappearance on June 3.

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Several persons of interest in the investigation have registered for fall classes, which begin on Aug. 29.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 19, 2011, 04:52:43 PM
Landfill search turns up no evidence in Spierer case

Bloomington Police said Friday there was no new evidence in the case of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer as investigators wrap up their first week of excavating a landfill in Vigo County.

Police said in a release they expect the search of the cordoned area of the waste site to wrap up at the end of next week.

The search effort at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill near Terre Haute consists of 20 to 30 search personnel from the Bloomington police, FBI and the Indiana University police department, along with equipment operators from Republic Services, which owns the landfill.

Roughly 500 to 600 tons are searched every day, according to a news release from the Bloomington police. The search area takes in an area of about 8,400 square feet, or 50 to 60 truckloads of waste.

The search is to resume Monday. It will not take place over the weekend because heavy equipment operators have reached the maximum allowable time to operate machinery being used in the search effort, the news release said.

Spierer, a 20-year-old from Greenburgh, N.Y., was reported missing on June 3. She was taking summer classes at IU before she was reported missing.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110819/LOCAL/108190398/Landfill-search-turns-up-no-evidence-Spierer-case?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

If heavy equipment operators are like long-distance truck drivers, they're only allowed by law to work a certain number of hours without resting.



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 21, 2011, 01:18:26 PM
http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/lauren-spierer-update-landfill-search-iu-fall-semester-starting

Lauren Spierer Update: Landfill search, IU fall semester starting
Radell Smith, Criminal Profiles Examiner
August 19, 2011

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The Sycamore Ridge Landfill search commenced only after police were unable to determine through witness statements -- or land searches conducted near her last known sighting -- what happened to the 20-year-old sophmore student on the early morning of June 4.

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Profile
Law enforcement agencies do not typically bring in the FBI to assist unless they feel they need the benefit of their specialized expertise in a particular case. Bloomington PD has, for the most part, played the more vocal investigative role in Lauren's disappearance. That appears to be changing to some degree with the FBI's presence at the landfill.

Look for new interviews to be conducted with all parties involved in the case when the fall semester begins at IU (and all the original parties involved are back on campus) -- and the FBI to be the interviewers (or the ones providing the investigative direction questions).

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Continue reading on Examiner.com Lauren Spierer Update: Landfill search, IU fall semester starting - National Criminal Profiles | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/lauren-spierer-update-landfill-search-iu-fall-semester-starting#ixzz1VgUhcSXu


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 22, 2011, 07:11:06 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110822/NEWS02/108220355/Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-return-home-Westchester?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer's parents return home to Westchester
2:17 PM, Aug. 22, 2011 

GREENBURGH — The parents of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer have returned home to Edgemont, after 11 grueling weeks of searches that failed to turn up evidence of their missing daughter.

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The Spierers will return to Bloomington this weekend to participate in another volunteer effort to hang new posters throughout Bloomington and the Indiana University campus, as students return to campus for the new school year.

"As the summer comes to a close, we are still waiting for answers which will lead us to Lauren," the parents said in a statement on the http://findlauren.com website. "Sunday, August 28, 2011, is the day we are asking for volunteers to help once again. Please join the effort to keep awareness of Lauren's disappearance on the minds of everyone...."

Posters will be distributed between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the front of the Copper Cup, next to Smallwood Plaza, where Spierer lived.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 22, 2011, 07:21:27 PM
http://www.scarsdale10583.com/201108221871/parenting/spierers-seek-information-about-lauren-s-disappearance.html

Spierers Seek Information About Lauren's Disappearance
Monday, 22 August 2011 15:22 administrator

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Charlene Spierer, Lauren's mother, said "Our energy and our efforts remain undiminished. We get through each day with the love and support of family, friends, acquaintances and people we don't even know. We will find Lauren." Spierer has put out a plea that anyone with information about Lauren please come forward. Lauren's father Rob added, "Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be of help. Please don't hold back. Anything you know, anything you saw, anyone you spoke to might help us find Lauren."

The Spierers said they know Lauren would be "leading the search" if one of her friends were missing. "She is kind, compassionate and full of life. Please, whoever knows something, remember what she means to you, what she would do for you and please help us," Charlene said.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 23, 2011, 03:31:14 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28949546/detail.html

Spierer Family Calls For More Help As Landfill Search Continues
Poster Distribution Event Planned For Sunday
POSTED: 11:01 am EDT August 23, 2011

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Family members have organized a seven-hour Aug. 28 event in which volunteers will put up new posters, with the work beginning at 10 a.m. at the Copper Cup, next to Smallwood Plaza, where Lauren lived.

"Whether you're able to put up five posters or 50, your time is greatly appreciated," the family said in a statement on its website. "We encourage EVERYONE to come out, help and show your support."

The renewed poster push comes as searchers pore through a Vigo County landfill for a second week, hoping to find new evidence related to Spierer's disappearance.

The first week of searching at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill turned up nothing, authorities said.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 23, 2011, 10:12:03 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/08/23/news.qp-3438184.sto

Lauren Spierer’s roommates, boyfriend, pre-registered to return to IU Monday
Volunteers asked to hang posters before IU semester starts
By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
August 23, 2011, last update: 8/23 @ 5:52 pm

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Students are not considered officially enrolled until classes start, IU spokesman George Vlahakis stated in an email Tuesday, but many have already registered for their fall classes — including Spierer’s boyfriend of two years, Jesse Wolff, two of her roommates at Smallwood Plaza, and a few of the young men who had direct contact with Spierer before she disappeared.

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Four of the young men confirmed by attorneys to have been with Spierer on the night of her disappearance are also set to resume classes Monday. They include: Corey Rossman, Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, Michael Beth and David Rohn,

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Two of Spierer’s roommates at her fifth-floor Smallwood apartment are registered to start classes on Monday — Hadar Tamir and Alyx Steinberg. Both study journalism and marketing.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 24, 2011, 10:13:20 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/08/23/news.qp-3438184.sto

Lauren Spierer’s roommates, boyfriend, pre-registered to return to IU Monday
Volunteers asked to hang posters before IU semester starts
By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
August 23, 2011, last update: 8/23 @ 5:52 pm

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Students are not considered officially enrolled until classes start, IU spokesman George Vlahakis stated in an email Tuesday, but many have already registered for their fall classes — including Spierer’s boyfriend of two years, Jesse Wolff, two of her roommates at Smallwood Plaza, and a few of the young men who had direct contact with Spierer before she disappeared.

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Four of the young men confirmed by attorneys to have been with Spierer on the night of her disappearance are also set to resume classes Monday. They include: Corey Rossman, Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, Michael Beth and David Rohn,

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Two of Spierer’s roommates at her fifth-floor Smallwood apartment are registered to start classes on Monday — Hadar Tamir and Alyx Steinberg. Both study journalism and marketing.

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That's good information. Thanks. My nephew is starting there as a freshman but I think he will not be very interested in this case. Just thrilled to be there and starting a new phase of life.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 24, 2011, 11:19:18 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/08/23/news.qp-3438184.sto

Lauren Spierer’s roommates, boyfriend, pre-registered to return to IU Monday
Volunteers asked to hang posters before IU semester starts
By Abby Tonsing 331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
August 23, 2011, last update: 8/23 @ 5:52 pm

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Students are not considered officially enrolled until classes start, IU spokesman George Vlahakis stated in an email Tuesday, but many have already registered for their fall classes — including Spierer’s boyfriend of two years, Jesse Wolff, two of her roommates at Smallwood Plaza, and a few of the young men who had direct contact with Spierer before she disappeared.

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Four of the young men confirmed by attorneys to have been with Spierer on the night of her disappearance are also set to resume classes Monday. They include: Corey Rossman, Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, Michael Beth and David Rohn,

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Two of Spierer’s roommates at her fifth-floor Smallwood apartment are registered to start classes on Monday — Hadar Tamir and Alyx Steinberg. Both study journalism and marketing.

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That's good information. Thanks. My nephew is starting there as a freshman but I think he will not be very interested in this case. Just thrilled to be there and starting a new phase of life.


Good to hear about your nephew starting college there, Port Valerie; he must be very excited!  Lauren's parents and volunteers plan to meet on Sunday and replace the old posters of Lauren with new ones.  He will probably see them.  I'm surprised that Corey, Jay, and Jesse might be coming back.  I thought that Lauren's boyfriend, Jesse, graduated in May, 2011.  Maybe he's attending grad school?
   


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 25, 2011, 05:02:28 PM
I too am amazed they're coming back. Loren's parents are still in town. Should be a very unpleasant situation for the young men. I don't think they will be treated like pop stars by the other students. Maybe they couldn't get admitted to other schools over the summer. I wonder what their GPAs are.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 25, 2011, 11:58:26 PM
I too am amazed they're coming back. Loren's parents are still in town. Should be a very unpleasant situation for the young men. I don't think they will be treated like pop stars by the other students. Maybe they couldn't get admitted to other schools over the summer. I wonder what their GPAs are.

I think that it will be good to have them back; the police might have some more questions for them.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 26, 2011, 12:02:37 AM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28966438/detail.html

Campus Safety Underlines IU Move-In Day
Officials: We'll Do Everything We Can To Ensure Students' Safety
POSTED: 5:43 pm EDT August 24, 2011
UPDATED: 7:55 pm EDT August 24, 2011

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School officials said safety awareness activities and educational programs will be readily available and students will also have the opportunity to help search for Spierer.

On Sunday, volunteers will be organizing another ‘Find Lauren Spierer’ blitz replacing the old posters with new ones. , Rabbi Sue Silverberg said she hopes the new students in town can help generate new leads.

"We're beginning to plan a number of different awareness events to let people know that we aren't going to forget her," Silverberg said.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 26, 2011, 12:37:55 PM
http://wcsi.whiterivernews.com/templates/localnews_temp.asp?id=3839&storyno=1

Spierer Case On Minds of Returning IU Students
Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:18:13 PM

Students have returned to Indiana University in Bloomington, and the disappearance of 20-year-old Lauren Spierer in June remained on the minds of many.  Maria Highbaugh said she returned to IU for the fall with pepper spray and a mindset to be aware of her surroundings due to Spierer's disappearance.  Missing posters have been hung all over campus in the hopes someone returning to campus has information about exactly what happened.  Police are continuing to search a landfill in Vigo County, but have not turned up any clues as yet.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 26, 2011, 06:52:16 PM
How was it possible to hide her so quickly and effectively?  So sad.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/landfill-search-for-spierer-over

Landfill search for Spierer over
Updated: Friday, 26 Aug 2011, 6:32 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 26 Aug 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Bloomington Police Department said Friday it is ending its search of a Terre Haute landfill no closer to finding missing IU student Lauren Spierer .

“The fact that no evidence related to this case was discovered is unfortunate, but we are confident that the proper area at the landfill was identified and thoroughly checked by the officers working there,” said Bloomington Police Chief Michael Diekhoff.

The search was conducted at Sycamore Ridge Landfill over nine days, police said, and more than 4,100 tons of waste was examined. That waste came from an area of the landfill that held trash from the Bloomington area, and had been sequestered within the firste few days of the investigation, Bloomington police said Friday.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 26, 2011, 08:21:28 PM
How was it possible to hide her so quickly and effectively?  So sad.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Maybe she was driven many miles away. There would be little chance of finding her in a random farm field. So sad.






Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 28, 2011, 01:44:05 AM
Maybe the influx of several thousand returning students and staff will lead to a discovery. More people moving in should mean that more nooks and crannies are incidentally examined. Let us hope.



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on August 28, 2011, 08:22:23 AM
Maybe the influx of several thousand returning students and staff will lead to a discovery. More people moving in should mean that more nooks and crannies are incidentally examined. Let us hope.



I wonder with the return of the students, if there will be someone that talks, someone that overhears something or someone that remembers something that may not have been important then, that has become important since.    I hope there will be answers soon.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 29, 2011, 02:24:29 AM
Lauren's parents are back in Bloomington!  They caught the last flight out of LaGuardia before hurricane Irene struck the East Coast!  ::MonkeyDance::

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=82521

Spierer parents cover city with new posters
By Colleen Sikorski | IDS
POSTED AT 11:27 PM ON Aug. 28, 2011

At 10 a.m. Sunday on the corner of Eighth Street and College Avenue, less than a block away from Lauren Spierer’s last confirmed sighting, Charlene Spierer hugged her daughter’s friends in a tearful back-to-school reunion.

By noon, only two hours into the seven-hour postering event, more than 125 people had distributed stacks of missing person posters and fliers.

The Spierers had a new poster designed to garner more attention for their daughter’s case since IU’s 40,000-plus students have returned from summer vacation.

“We’re now at the point they’re all back,” Robert Spierer said. “We’re hoping there’ll be more information about what happened. We desperately need it. That’s what we have to work off of.”

Almost 10,000 posters were distributed throughout Bloomington, and volunteers picked up piles of pastel sidewalk chalk to write “#findlauren” or “findlauren.com” on sidewalks.
 
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“There’s just so many people to reach out to,” Robert Spierer said. “We’re begging.”
Before Charlene Spierer left to greet more volunteers, she had one last message for her daughter.

“We love you, honey,” she said. “We’re not going anywhere.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 29, 2011, 07:52:35 PM
With video

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-jay-rosenbaum-breaks-silence-on-spierer-mystery-20110829,0,6562206.column

Jay Rosenbaum breaks silence on Spierer mystery
Rosenbaum has never spoken publicly about the night Spierer disappeared.
By Anne Yeager
5:43 p.m. EDT, August 29, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.

The last person who reportedly saw missing IU Student Lauren Spierer before she vanished spoke out for the first time Monday.

Fox59 caught up with senior Jay Rosenbaum off-campus on the first day of IU classes.

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At first, Rosenbaum didn't answer us when we wanted to ask him questions. He did when we asked him if he has a message for Lauren's family, though.

"In order to protect this case, nobody wants me to talk. Please stop, " said Rosenbaum.

Spierers' parents are desperate for Lauren's friends to talk. Ever since she went missing, the family has held news conferences begging and pleading for information. We asked Rosenbaum if he has talked to them.

"I talk with them privately," he said.

While we asked him what happened to Lauren that night, he got into his car and pulled away, shaking his head.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 29, 2011, 08:31:40 PM
Good work, Graceland. I'm glad you're tracking this.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 29, 2011, 10:28:05 PM
It was said that all of the persons of interest returned for the school year.  Hopefully, some information, small or big, might be shared with Lauren's parents or the police now that they have returned.  At the end of the video, the reporter told Lauren's mother that she spoke with Jay.  Charlene asked "what did he say," and the reporter told her that he has spoken privately to the parents.  Charlene said nothing in reply.  I wonder what that is all about.  IIRC, the persons of interest have not communicated with them or the police during summer.   :smt102


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 29, 2011, 11:15:22 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110829/NEWS02/108290358/Spierer-family-advocates-safety-letter-campus-newspaper

Spierer family advocates safety in letter in campus newspaper
Aug 29, 2011 
Written by
Shawn Cohen

The parents and sister of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer ran a full-page letter today in her campus newspaper, encouraging young people to take steps to protect themselves.

Here is the main part of the letter, posted in the Indiana University Daily Student and writen in the voice of Charlene Spierer:

A couple of years ago Lauren told me about a contact I should add to my cell phone. The contact is ICE. For those of you who don't know, ICE stands for "in case of emergency." I am Lauren's ICE contact. My husband is my ICE contact and so it goes. Unfortunately, Lauren did not have her cell phone with her when she needed it the most-June 3, 2011. There has been much speculation in the media about Lauren's disappearance. However, this is a fact...Lauren last used her cell phone at 12:16 a.m., just after midnight as June 2 became June 3 when she was still safely in the confines of Smallwood. Consider that fact when you read about Lauren's case or hear her story. Let me repeat it: Lauren last used her cell phone at 12:16 a.m., just after midnight as June 2 became June 3 when she was still safely in the confines of Smallwood. The purpose of what I am sharing with you is not to speculate about what happened. The purpose of this is to encourage people to take precautions to be safe.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 30, 2011, 12:22:43 AM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/excise-police-issue-nearly-200-tickets-in-bloomington

Excise police issue nearly 200 tickets in Bloomington
Updated: Monday, 29 Aug 2011, 3:09 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 29 Aug 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Excise officers issued nearly 200 tickets in the past week in Bloomington, as IU students returned to campus for a new school year.

Dozens of the citations arose from a single party, which police investigated after a noise complaint. The five residents of the apartment were preliminarily charged with aiding a minor to possess an alcoholic beverage, along with a noice ordinance violation. Dozens were preliminarily charged with illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages, and one underage woman was taken by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington Hospital because of her level of intoxication.

 ::snipping2::

All told, over the week 89 people were preliminarily charged with illegal possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages; 33 were charged with possession of false ID; 23 were charged with using a false ID. In addition, 19 adults were charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor or aiding a minor to possess alcohol.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 30, 2011, 11:24:45 PM
With video

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-charlene-spierer-jay-rosenbaum-is-lying-20110830,0,3219029.column

Charlene Spierer: Jay Rosenbaum is lying
Lauren Spierer's mother said Tuesday that one of the "persons of interest" in her daughter's disappearance is not telling the truth.
By Anne Yeager
5:52 p.m. EDT, August 30, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.

 ::snipping2::

"We talk privately, we talk privately," said Rosenbaum.

But that's not what Lauren's mother said.

"We do not have, and have never had any relationship with Jay Rosenbaum. I have never spoken with Jay Rosenbaum about Lauren's disappearance and I have had absolutely no interaction with him whatsoever," said Charlene Spierer, Lauren's mother.

Lauren vanished June 3, and hasn't been seen since. Rosenbaum said he saw Lauren for the last time leaving his townhome at 4:30 a.m. that morning.

Charlene Spierer even doubts that that's true. In an earlier interview, she questioned why someone would let a girl walk home alone.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on August 31, 2011, 12:52:55 AM
Charlene Spierer's comment convinces me: Jay Rosenbaum did not talk to the family. Jay Rosenbaum is lying now. Jay Rosenbaum lied then. Jay Rosenbaum, the last person to admit seeing Loren, is a liar. He must be very arrogant or stupid to return to IU this fall. I would presume his lawyer told him to say nothing.

And this could be good: loose lips sink ships.

We should hope he keeps spouting off.







Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: KittyMom on August 31, 2011, 09:07:33 AM
Charlene Spierer's comment convinces me: Jay Rosenbaum did not talk to the family. Jay Rosenbaum is lying now. Jay Rosenbaum lied then. Jay Rosenbaum, the last person to admit seeing Loren, is a liar. He must be very arrogant or stupid to return to IU this fall. I would presume his lawyer told him to say nothing.

And this could be good: loose lips sink ships.

We should hope he keeps spouting off.






LE should put a plant in his classes to buddy up to him.  Get him out drinking and partying as much as possible and just wait on him to start talking.  Eventually, he'll hang himself.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 31, 2011, 10:49:38 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29043266/detail.html

Spierer's Parents: 'Somebody Knows Exactly Where She Is'
Rob, Charlene Spierer Promise To Keep Searching

POSTED: 6:57 pm EDT August 31, 2011
UPDATED: 7:52 pm EDT August 31, 2011

 ::snipping2::

"Somebody is responsible for Lauren's disappearance and somebody knows exactly where she is, and they're just sitting by watching us every day go through the process of trying to find Lauren," Charlene Spierer said.

"We hope the people who last saw her would be more forthcoming in meeting the police and sharing information with the police," Rob Spierer said.

But the investigation into Spierer's disappearance faltered when several persons of interest retained attorneys, the couple said.

 ::snipping2::

While the Spierers search for their daughter, they're advocating safety on IU's campus. They're throwing an event at the end of the month and have hung new posters about Lauren's case around Bloomington.

"It's a reminder that Lauren is not there. It's a reminder that someone needs to come forward and do the right thing," Rob Spierer said. "It's a reminder that maybe someone should be more careful and sensible about their own safety."

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 01, 2011, 05:17:39 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110901/NEWS02/109010414/Lauren-Spierer-disappearance-Parents-don-t-believe-her-college-friends

Lauren Spierer disappearance: Parents don't believe her college friends
Sep 1, 2011 
Written by Shawn Cohen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The parents of Lauren Spierer said today that they highly doubt that their daughter was abducted by a stranger and expressed skepticism about the statements of two friends who were among the last to see her.

 ::snipping2::

For the first time, she and husband Robert Spierer raised doubts about specific statements made by friends, including Corey Rossman's claim that he suffered memory loss and Jay Rosenbaum's claim that Spierer, a 20-year-old graduate of Edgemont High School, used his cellphone to call a friend before she left his apartment.

"I know he claims she made the call, but I have no reason to believe she actually made the call," Robert Spierer said.

 ::snipping2::

Rossman's lawyer said his client has no memory of his last hours with her after he wast punched in the face at her apartment building. The lawyer has said that Spierer had to assist Rossman back to his apartment.

"It's hard for me to imagine Lauren, with her size, helping someone of Corey's size from Smallwood Plaza to his apartment," Robert Spierer said. "Maybe he'd be willing to take a police polygraph."


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 02, 2011, 10:39:52 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29063801/detail.html

Spierer's Parents Issue Plea 3 Months After Disappearance
Saturday Marks 3 Months Since Lauren Spierer Went Missing
POSTED: 3:18 pm EDT September 2, 2011
UPDATED: 3:31 pm EDT September 2, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- The parents of Lauren Spierer are reaching out with a new plea for information three months after their daughter was last seen.

 ::snipping2::

Robert and Charlene Spierer on Friday released a radio public service announcement they hope will appeal to those who know about their daughter's disappearance.

 ::snipping2::

Charlene Spierer will share a letter Saturday written directly to those who know something about her daughter's case.

Supporters are asked to change their Facebook and Twitter profile pictures to the newest Find Lauren poster to raise awareness on the three-month mark.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQdPEngqWt4

YouTube:  Lauren Spierer - PSA from Rob and Charlene Spierer


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 02, 2011, 10:49:53 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110902/NEWS02/109020378/Lauren-Spierer-Parents-missing-student-soldier-on?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer: Parents of missing student soldier on
Sep 2, 2011
Written by Shawn Cohen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The parents of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer are doing all they can to keep their daughter's disappearance in the public eye, hoping to generate fresh leads, though their tone has shifted.

They're well aware that their daughter may be dead, so the frantic desperation in their eyes has turned to a calm and steady resolve. Moving into their own apartment in downtown Bloomington, the couple said they have no plans to return full-time to Edgemont until this case is solved.

 ::snipping2::

They announced another event they're planning for Sept. 22, a concert featuring two live bands on the main lawn of the IU campus.

 ::snipping2::

"I read everything," Charlene Spierer noted.

At times, the Spierers notice comments online that appear to be tips, including one speculating that Lauren Spierer was taken to another state. They share them with police, and officers track them down.

"There's a disconnect between communications provided to the Police Department and the social media chatter related to Lauren's case," her father said. "This (chatter) is not going to the Police Department, and we don't know why."

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 03, 2011, 08:54:57 PM
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Lauren-Spierer-Missing-Student-Mother-Letter--129188578.html

READ: Missing Student's Mother Scribes Letter to Person Responsible for Daughter's Disappearance
"You are guilty of a heinous crime," Charlene Spierer writes in letter
Saturday, Sep 3, 2011  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT

Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old Indiana University student from Westchester County, disappeared after a night out with friends on June 3. Over the twelve weeks, volunteers helped organize massive searches for the aspiring fashion major, tens of thousands of individuals followed the case on social media and strangers across the nation demonstrated an outpouring of support for Lauren’s devastated, yet determined family, who has sworn never to give up until they find Lauren.

To date, police still do not know what happened to her.

Today marks the three-month anniversary of her disappearance.

Lauren’s heartbroken mother, Charlene, released the following letter through the Twitter account @NewsonLaurenS. The letter clearly expresses her anger at the person she believes knows what happened to Lauren, and where Lauren is, but has not spoken up.

Below is the unedited letter.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 04, 2011, 02:11:00 AM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110903/NEWS02/109030332/Lauren-Spierer-s-friends-persons-interest-hide-plain-sight-Indiana-campus?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CNews%7Cp

Lauren Spierer's friends, persons of interest, hide in plain sight on Indiana campus
11:43 PM, Sep. 2, 2011
Written by Shawn Cohen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A sweltering night in downtown Bloomington, and Jay Rosenbaum stepped out of his apartment, shirtless and carrying an open bottle of Heineken beer.

"I'm 21!" he told a news reporter Thursday, sounding somewhat defensive as if he were being scrutinized for a possible drinking violation.
Then he faced the question he's heard, in varying forms, countless times these past three months: "Can you tell me about your involvement with Lauren Spierer the morning she went missing?"

"Talk to my lawyer," he replied, before walking two doors down and entering the apartment of friends Corey Rossman and Mike Beth.

 ::snipping2::

All of the persons of interest, including David Rohn, who lives in Spierer's building, and her boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, have ducked interviews, referring all questions to their lawyers, who also are not talking.

 ::snipping2::

Approached by the same reporter again late Friday night, Rosenbaum stepped from his door.

He was asked again to discuss what happened. Rosenbaum, who was the last person to report seeing her, was asked about prior reporting by The Journal News regarding his final interactions with Spierer. The paper, quoting friends of Rosenbaum, reported previously that Spierer visited him that morning, that he tried to get her to sleep over, but let her leave after she showed she could walk without stumbling. He said he then saw her rounding a corner on her way back to her apartment, the paper reported.

Asked about this account, he replied, “I confirm it.”

Asked to elaborate and answer more questions, he replied, again, “Talk to my lawyer.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 04, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110904/NEWS02/109040392?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Lauren Spierer's college friends: 'Where are you?'
Sep 4, 2011 
Written by Shawn Cohen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Lauren Spierer's parents had already cleared out their daughter's personal belongings at Smallwood Plaza when the missing student's three apartment mates returned recently to pack up their own stuff.

That's when their pent-up emotions came gushing out.

"When we had to move out and saw her room so empty, we just sat on the floor crying," Hadar Tamir recalled yesterday. "It was completely surreal."

Since then, classes have resumed at Indiana University, and Spierer's roommates have moved into different apartments at Smallwood. The reality of life without Lauren has begun to sink in. While they hope for a miracle, they expect the 20-year-old from Edgemont is never coming back.

So the start of the new school year comes with a residual sense of despair.

"We went home for the summer and came back, and nothing has changed, really," said Tamir, a Long Island resident who was joined for the interview by fellow student Sara Gornish, another close friend of Spierer.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 07, 2011, 05:11:45 PM
http://www.scarsdale10583.com/201109071904/local-finds/scarsdale-synagogue-to-hold-event-for-lauren-spierer.html

Scarsdale Synagogue to Hold Event for Lauren Spierer
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 12:04 administrator

The Spierer family remains determined to find their daughter Lauren, missing since June 3rd from Indiana University in Bloomington. They are keeping her in the local and national spotlight through the media and by planning an upcoming event in town.

 ::snipping2::

On the local front, Scarsdale Synagogue, where the Spierer’s are members, is hosting an awareness day for their missing congregant. The will hold a Bike/Walk for Lauren on Sunday September 18. They are asking supporters to meet at the Synagogue on Ogden Road in Scarsdale at 11:15 am for a moment of sharing, followed by a bike ride or walk on the Bronx River Parkway. The suggested donation is $54 and the funds will be contributed to the “Help Find Lauren Fund” at Indiana University Hillel.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 07, 2011, 05:23:02 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=82664

IUSA convenes for 1st fall semester session
By Matthew Glowicki | IDS
POSTED AT 11:32 PM ON Sep. 6, 2011 
(UPDATED AT 11:32 PM ON Sep. 6, 2011)

The IU Student Association Congress met for the first time for the fall semester Tuesday night. Thirty-nine of the 51 congressmen and women attended the first session, as did members of the executive branch.

Treasurer’s talk

Kyle Straub, junior and IUSA treasurer, spoke to Congress about the budget, noting that the organization was incredibly below budget going into the fall.

As of the meeting, nearly $1,000 was spent on executive transportation, $5,000 was given to the IU Hillel Center’s search fund for Lauren Spierer and $3,600 will be spent today on the Student Recreational Sports Center sustainability platform stationary bikes.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 14, 2011, 12:26:05 AM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/teen-reports-rape-at-iu-fraternity-home

Teen reports rape at IU fraternity home
Updated: Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011, 10:10 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011, 10:35 AM EDT
By: Julian Grace
from staff reports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - A teenage student at Indiana University told police she was raped at a fraternity house early Saturday morning.

The 19-year-old woman said the incident happened between 1:45 and 2:15 a.m. Saturday. She met two men at the fraternity house Friday night. She told IU Police about the rape about three hours after she said it happened.

Police did not release the name of the fraternity house where the rape was reported.

 ::snipping2::

IU has yet to take any actions against the students or the fraternity named in the police report. Students found guilty of criminal behavior can face expulsion, and the fraternity could be kicked off campus.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 14, 2011, 12:34:08 AM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/09/14/news.qp-5589325.sto

Lauren Spierer search: Free concert on IU campus to raise awareness about her disappearance
By Abby Tonsing
September 14, 2011, last update: 9/13 @ 5:24 pm

A free concert in Dunn Meadow has been organized to raise awareness about the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

 ::snipping2::

The concert, dubbed “Shine 4 Lauren Concert,” is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 in Dunn Meadow. The event begins at 6:20 p.m. with a walk; music follows at 7 p.m.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on September 14, 2011, 01:08:20 PM
Police: Body not that of missing Indiana student

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Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters said Wednesday that he had talked with sheriff's officials in Jennings County and the body found there isn't that of 20-year-old Lauren Spierer (SPEER'-ur).
 ::snipping2::

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-jenningscounty-bo,0,2667694.story


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 14, 2011, 03:51:50 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110914/NEWS02/109140371/Lauren-Spierer-walk-bike-ride-Sunday-Scarsdale

Lauren Spierer walk/bike ride Sunday in Scarsdale
Sep 14, 2011 
By Shawn Cohen

SCARSDALE — The Scarsdale synagogue attended by Lauren Spierer and her family is sponsoring a bike ride and walk Sunday to support the search for the Indiana University student.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with a reflecting moment at the Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, at 2 Ogden Road. It will be followed by the ride and walk on the Bronx River Parkway, which is closed for Bicycle Sundays.

A suggested donation of $54 — an amount based on "Chai," meaning life in Hebrew — is requested, and participants can also find sponsors if they wish. Checks should be made payable to Hillel Foundation @ Indiana University, which is spearheading search efforts. Write "Help Find Lauren Fund" in the memo line.

Preregistration is not required, and donations of any amount are encouraged.

For further information, call the synagogue at 914-725-5175.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 14, 2011, 11:55:07 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/concert-aims-to-keep-spotlight-on-spierer

Concert aims to keep spotlight on Spierer
Updated: Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011, 9:20 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011, 9:20 PM EDT
By Morgan Hull

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - As the search for missing IU student Lauren Spierer nears the four-month mark, friends and family hope a free concert with the theme “Shine” set for next week will help keep the spotlight on her case.

The Spierer family will join IU students and the Bloomington community for a ceremonial walk at 6:20 p.m. Sept. 22 and then the free concert, Shine: Light Up Dunn Meadow for Lauren, at 7 p.m.

 ::snipping2::

Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to wear blue, in a show of solidarity for the continuing search, and to come prepared to participate in a ceremony by shining a light at the end of the concert, when a single lantern will be released into the sky. Attendees are also encouraged to tweet about the event with the hash tag #Shine4Lauren.

 ::snipping2::

The event will also be broadcast live via the Internet, organizers said. Find out more about the event, including the planned path for the walk before the concert, at the event’s Facebook page.
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event’s Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/Shine4LaurenConcert


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 15, 2011, 05:47:49 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-excise-police-charge-kilroys-bar-in-connection-with-lauren-spierer-case-20110915,0,6266152.column

Excise police cite Bloomington bar in connection with Lauren Spierer case
The charges resulted from their investigation into the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.
3:25 p.m. EDT, September 15, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.

The Indiana Excise Police cited Kilroy's Sports Bar on two alcohol-related charges Thursday afternoon. 

The citations resulted from their investigation into the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

 ::snipping2::

Excise police officers based their decision to issue an administrative violation on discrepancies in the physical description on Spierer’s ID used to enter the bar.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 19, 2011, 12:38:29 AM
http://www.thedailygreenburgh.com/neighbors/scarsdale-supporters-walk-ride-lauren-spierer

Supporters Walk, Ride for Missing Edgemont Native, Lauren Spierer
by Tanuja Kanwar 09/18/11

SCARSDALE, N.Y.  –  Lindsay Holas and other friends of missing Edgemont native Lauren Spierer returned home this weekend with the goal of helping to support fundraising efforts to continue the search for Spierer, who vanished in June. 

 ::snipping2::

Under clear blue skies, the synagogue’s Rabbi Stephen Klein commended the group of adults, children and teens for their efforts and invoked the creation of a “better community of truth and honesty.”

 ::snipping2::

Klein’s comments about “truth and honesty” were references to recent statements made by Indiana police and Spierer’s parents for the lack of cooperation and information provided by Lauren’s friends at college, who, according to reports, were the last to see her.

“The Spierers are members of our congregation, our community, and this is a small step in the search for Lauren,” Klein said. “She remains in the minds and hearts of this community.”

Lauren’s parents, Rob and Charlene Spierer, remained in Bloomington, Ind., to prepare for a Sept. 22 concert and walk to bring additional focus to search and investigation efforts, Lauren’s cousin Karen Lerner said.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on September 19, 2011, 08:50:23 PM
Theory of the case: Corey Rossman led Lauren to the townhouse. He passed her on to Jay Rosenbaum. She died due to drugs or rapes or both. They disposed of her body in the construction site across the street. No cars, no transport -- they just "walked" her across the street. Now the construction has proceeded and they know it is safe to come back to Bloomington. Very simple. No complications. No transport required.

See earlier photos taken at the time: construction site is plainly visible.

If they went outside and took her to the construction site, that would explain how Rosenbaum came to say that he saw her turning the corner onto College Avenue. He would have had to be outside of his townhouse in order to see that corner -- and in fact he was, at the construction site. His lie was a dumb lie. That corner is not visible from inside his townhome. They say he's not the brightest bulb.

A construction site would seem like a bright idea to two doped-up mopes.












Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: tcumom on September 19, 2011, 09:34:37 PM
Theory of the case: Corey Rossman led Lauren to the townhouse. He passed her on to Jay Rosenbaum. She died due to drugs or rapes or both. They disposed of her body in the construction site across the street. No cars, no transport -- they just "walked" her across the street. Now the construction has proceeded and they know it is safe to come back to Bloomington. Very simple. No complications. No transport required.

See earlier photos taken at the time: construction site is plainly visible.

If they went outside and took her to the construction site, that would explain how Rosenbaum came to say that he saw her turning the corner onto College Avenue. He would have had to be outside of his townhouse in order to see that corner -- and in fact he was, at the construction site. His lie was a dumb lie. That corner is not visible from inside his townhome. They say he's not the brightest bulb.

A construction site would seem like a bright idea to two doped-up mopes.
Great thoughts ~ at this point sounds certainly possible and probable.  Makes sense to me. 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 20, 2011, 12:48:47 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/09/19/news.qp-5971931.sto

Lauren Spierer concert Shine 4 Lauren to pack Dunn Meadow, planners say
By Danielle Paquette
September 19, 2011, last update: 9/19 @ 4:38 pm

“Shine 4 Lauren” is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees to Dunn Meadow on Thursday night, event planners said.

The awareness concert, which was named to trend on Twitter, is designed to raise awareness and energize search efforts for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

“We want to keep it upbeat and positive,” said concert director Lisa Wagner, who worked with the Indiana Memorial Union Board to plan the evening. “There’s still so much we don’t know, but this will show that people aren’t giving up.”

Country musician Clayton Anderson, Chicago-based band Dot Dot Dot and “This is Indiana” singers Brice Fox and Daniel Webber are scheduled to perform. IU basketball coach Tom Crean and B 97 radio host Matt Thiel will serve as emcees.

Concertgoers are encouraged to wear blue, the search’s designated color, and download flashlight applications to smartphones. At the evening’s end, the crowd will be asked to tilt the phones’ glowing screens skyward in a ceremonial “shining moment.”

Event planning included input from Spierer’s parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: texasmom on September 22, 2011, 07:34:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLSZeiVsEDg&feature=player_embedded

Natalee Holloway's mom shows support for Spierer family

http://www.youtube.com/v/cLSZeiVsEDg?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0




Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 23, 2011, 12:43:00 AM
Texasmom, thanks for the video of Beth in Bloomington and her support for the Spierer family. 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 23, 2011, 12:47:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7qUpqg64jo&feature=player_embedded

Thousands turn out for concert in remembrance of Spierer
Uploaded by wish on Sep 22, 2011

Concert included pleas from missing IU student's parents, an encouraging speech from IU basketball Coach Tom Crean and more. Lauren Spierer has been missing since June 3.
 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 25, 2011, 09:29:05 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/bo-dietl-blasting-bloomington-police

Bo Dietl blasting Bloomington Police
Updated: Sunday, 25 Sep 2011, 9:14 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 25 Sep 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A former New York City Detective hired by the Spierer family blasted the Bloomington Police Department on Friday.

Richard "Bo" Dietl is now a private investigator who is working with the Spierer family to help find Lauren.

He told the Fox station in New York City that there's friction working with the Bloomington Police Department.

Dietl and his team of New York detectives have been in Bloomington for some time now.

Dietl even called Bloomington's Police Chief a "Gomer Pyle."

"The thing is, I met with the chief and all I gotta say is, thank God for New York City detectives”, Dietl stated.

Dietl also believes that the heavy drug use at universities has a direct affect on Spierer’s disappearance.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 25, 2011, 09:38:50 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15542954/private-eye-calls-bloomingto-police-chief-a-gomer-pyle

Bloomington PD chief responds to detective's remarks
Updated: Sep 25, 2011 5:47 PM CDT

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Bloomington Police chief Michael Diekhoff released the following statement as a reply to Dietl's comments:

"At their request, a meeting took place with Beau and two of his other investigators at the department. They introduced themselves as retired New York City police officers that were hired by the Spierers to privately investigate Lauren's disappearance. Beau wanted to "partner" with our department and wanted us to share details of the police investigation. They were told that was not possible for a variety of reasons. First, Lauren's disappearance remains an ongoing, open investigation. As such, it is necessary that pertinent information is not revealed in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation as any and all information is explored. Second, it would be unethical and contrary to standard police practice for a police department to "partner" with and provide information to a private agency. Third, it was evident from the discussion that at least part of their intention was to harass certain individuals. Obviously, that it is not something that our department can sanction. And, in fact, we have already received complaints that individuals have been harassed by at least one of Beau's private investigators. Finally, our department is as committed, as Beau professes to be, in finding Lauren. However, unlike Beau and his other private investigators, we will continue conducting our investigation by following the law and using proper police procedures. In that way, when Lauren is found, there will be no impediment to there being justice for Lauren and her family.

"Quite frankly, I was a little surprised that Beau, as a retired police officer, wasn't aware of the impropriety of a police department sharing investigatory information with a private agency. Instead, he seemed annoyed that our department was not willing to "partner' with him and share all of our files with him. In addition, Beau and his investigators also contacted the FBI and other police agencies that have been assisting our department with this case, making the same request for information about the police investigation. Those agencies also refused to provide Beau with the information for the same reasons I have cited above. As he did not get the information he came seeking, I can only surmise that is the reason he described me as "Gomer Pyle". I don't agree with that characterization, but to use a time honored phrase, maybe that is how they do things in New York. At any rate, he is entitled to his opinion. And, for what it's worth....I've been called worse."


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: KittyMom on September 25, 2011, 09:43:11 PM
Oh, good grief...can't we all just get along and find this girl.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 25, 2011, 10:23:00 PM
Oh, good grief...can't we all just get along and find this girl.

They might not get along, KittyMom, but I think that the le, the parents, and Bo are trying to find out what happened to Lauren and to bring her home.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on September 26, 2011, 03:23:24 PM
Oh, good grief...can't we all just get along and find this girl.

They might not get along, KittyMom, but I think that the le, the parents, and Bo are trying to find out what happened to Lauren and to bring her home.


Agreed. The Bloomington police department statement makes perfect sense. They can't and shouldn't open their files to everyone who comes along and wants to "help."

Gomer Pyle was a very fine character. The actor - can't think of his name right now - sang the national anthem at the Indy 500 for years. (Maybe he still does.) He has a terrific voice.





Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 26, 2011, 04:25:23 PM
Oh, good grief...can't we all just get along and find this girl.

They might not get along, KittyMom, but I think that the le, the parents, and Bo are trying to find out what happened to Lauren and to bring her home.


Agreed. The Bloomington police department statement makes perfect sense. They can't and shouldn't open their files to everyone who comes along and wants to "help."

Gomer Pyle was a very fine character. The actor - can't think of his name right now - sang the national anthem at the Indy 500 for years. (Maybe he still does.) He has a terrific voice.





The actor was Jim Nabors.  I looked it up.  :D  They'll work it out.  Bo believes that heavy drug use at the universities had a direct affect on Lauren's disappearance; however, the LE has mentioned drugs as a rumor that they have heard.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 26, 2011, 04:35:42 PM
Video of Bo Dietl on "Good Day New York" morning show.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/15550856/lauren-spierer-private-detective-calls-bloomington-chief-gomer-pyle

Spierer private detective calls Bloomington Chief "Gomer Pyle"
Posted: Sep 26, 2011 12:59 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 26, 2011 2:17 PM CDT
By Valerie Chinn

Louisville, KY (WDRB-TV) -- A private detective hired to find Lauren Spierer is calling Bloomington's police chief "Gomer Pyle."

Bloomington Chief Michael Diekhoff says he's been called worse. It all stemmed from an interview with Good Day New York, a morning show.

A news anchor says, "And they probably don't like it when Bo Dietl shows up and his fancy New York ways -- there's sometimes friction between local police departments."

Bo Dietl says: "Friction, I thought I was talking to Gomer Pyle out there. The thing is I met with the chief and all I have to say is thank God for New York City detectives."

Dietl, a former New York City Police detective turned private eye compared the chief to the naive, small-town character Gomer Pyle, who was on two television shows in the 1960s.

The parents of the missing Indiana University student hired Dietl to investigate. His team of detectives has been in Bloomington, Indiana.

Dietl says, "When I went to that chief I said, 'All we're here to do is to possibly help you do what you can't do because they all got lawyers.'  I said, 'We want to help you find this little girl.  I'm here for that reason, that family wants to find that little girl.'"

The anchor asks: "And what did he say?" Dietl says: "Uhhhh, he didn't say two words to me, the guy sat there like Gomer Pyle and he stood there like this."

The detective says he doesn't care what Bloomington Police think of him because his goal is to find Spierer. She vanished on June 3rd after a night out with friends in Bloomington. Investigators have named several persons of interest, but no suspects.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on September 26, 2011, 07:04:08 PM
Indiana vs New York.

Once I took a television writing course at IU. The professor was from New York. He told us that most people who go to work in NY television get fired in a few weeks. The exceptions are from Indiana: no one in New York knows quite where Indiana is, so they keep you around a while longer to see what you're like.

I love that the Indiana statement spelled his name "Beau." Obviously they are not impressed enough to look him up, just presumed he was a "Beauregard."

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 26, 2011, 11:26:46 PM
Indiana vs New York.

Once I took a television writing course at IU. The professor was from New York. He told us that most people who go to work in NY television get fired in a few weeks. The exceptions are from Indiana: no one in New York knows quite where Indiana is, so they keep you around a while longer to see what you're like.

I love that the Indiana statement spelled his name "Beau." Obviously they are not impressed enough to look him up, just presumed he was a "Beauregard."

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 26, 2011, 11:36:00 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-attorney-general-new-york-private-investigators-are-operating-illegally-20110926,0,7686155.column

Attorney General: New York private investigators are operating illegally
Private investigators brought to Indiana by the parents of Lauren Spierer may have to stop their search for the missing IU student.
By Anne Yeager
9:42 p.m. EDT, September 26, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.

Private investigators brought to Indiana by the parents of Lauren Spierer may have to stop their search for the missing IU student. A Fox59 investigation revealed the private eyes are not operating legally.

Investigator Beau Dietl poked fun at Bloomington's police captain live on the local Fox station in New York City.

"He sat there like Gomer Pyle then he started like this," said Dietl.  "I met with the chief and all I gotta say is that thank God for New York City detectives that I have covering that stuff."

As many as four private eyes hired by the parents of Lauren Spierer are in Bloomington, trying to uncover what happened to the missing IU student. The only problem is that Indiana's Attorney General's office said they are breaking the law.

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Lauren Spierer's father said he was disappointed with Dietl's comments and he has a tremendous amount of faith in the Bloomington Police Department.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 27, 2011, 01:25:52 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110927/NEWS02/109270335/Lauren-Spierer-Private-investigator-apologizes-comparing-Bloomington-Ind-chief-Gomer-Pyle

Lauren Spierer: Private investigator apologizes for comparing Bloomington, Ind. chief to Gomer Pyle
11:53 PM, Sep. 26, 2011

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Former New York City police Detective Richard "Bo" Dietl apologized Monday on "Imus in the Morning" to "the great state of Indiana and Bloomington" for comparing the city's police chief to the TV bumpkin "Gomer Pyle" on Friday.

"I feel bad. Sometimes I open my mouth and don't think before I talk," Dietl said.

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Charlene Spierer told Fox59 News in Indiana: "We continue our search for Lauren since her disappearance on June 3. We are confident in the Bloomington Police Department and they have our full support."

Her husband, Robert, told the television station that the family hired Dietl to "supplement" the investigation.

He added, "We don't agree with the disparaging comments made without our knowledge and completely contrary to our opinion of the Bloomington Police Department."

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: KittyMom on September 27, 2011, 02:05:41 PM
Oh, good grief...can't we all just get along and find this girl.

They might not get along, KittyMom, but I think that the le, the parents, and Bo are trying to find out what happened to Lauren and to bring her home.

IMO, name calling does nothing to bring Lauren home.  All that managed to do was make a stressful situation even more tense.  All the time spent ironing out this issue took time and attention away from looking for Lauren.  It has to be frustrating for all involved to not have answers by now, but working together (and respecting each other and the skills each brings to the investigation) will do more to find answers for those that love Lauren.  This isn't about who is the better detective.  This is about a young woman who is missing and parents who's hearts are breaking.  Again, this is just my opinion.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 27, 2011, 11:42:36 PM
With video

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-private-investigators-complaint-filed-against-nyc-private-investigators-hired-by-spierer-family-20110927,0,2232260.column

Complaint filed against NYC private investigators hired by Spierer family
The successful private investigative firm hired to help crack the Lauren Spierer case could get tossed out of town.
By Anne Yeager
7:44 p.m. EDT, September 27, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.

The successful private investigative firm hired to help crack the Lauren Spierer case could get tossed out of town. The state Private Investigators and Security Guard Licensing Board filed a complaint with the attorney general's office Tuesday.

The firm, Dietl & Associates, is not licensed in the state of Indiana and that is illegal, according to the state Attorney General's Office. The firm didn't make friends in Bloomington after a recent appearance on a Fox morning show where he made fun of Bloomington Police Chief Michael Diekhoff.

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Dietl or his private eyes may not be in Bloomington much longer, though. The state licensing board is asking the state attorney general for a cease and desist order to get the New York-based firm to shut down their operations.

 ::snipping2::

Now, there are more problems for the Dietl firm, including potential criminal charges. Fox59 has learned that the Monroe County Prosecutor is considering filing charges against one of Dietl's private eyes accused of breaking into a residence.

 ::snipping2::

While Dietle didn't hold back on morning television, Tuesday, he apologized on the radio and the Bloomington Police Chief had nothing to say.

A cease and desist order could come in the next days, but there is no word on when or if criminal charges will be filed.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 03, 2011, 02:55:24 PM
http://www.wave3.com/story/15603076/still-no-sign-of-missing-iu-student-4-months-after-disappearance

Still no sign of missing IU student 4 months after disappearance
Posted: Oct 03, 2011 9:58 AM CDT
Updated: Oct 03, 2011 10:00 AM CDT
By Heather Smith - email

BLOOMINGTON, IN (WAVE) - It's been four months since an Indiana University student disappeared.

Lauren Spierer's parents say their days revolve around meetings with police and walking in their daughter's last known steps hoping to find her, or find closure.

 ::snipping2::

The New York couple has resolved to stay in Indiana indefinitely.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 03, 2011, 03:10:29 PM
http://www.indianastatesman.com/project-21-lands-isu-students-in-court-1.2626244

“Project 21” lands ISU students in court
By Chris Sweeney
Asst. news editor
Published: Monday, October 3, 2011
Updated: Monday, October 3, 2011 11:10

The Indiana State Excise Police continue to partner with ISU and other universities to enforce the laws of consuming alcohol.

A press release states excise police officers regularly work with other law enforcement agencies to enforce state law. The sheriff's department deputies who worked with excise police are part of Project 21, an initiative of the Vigo County Sheriff's Department aimed at reducing underage drinking in Vigo County.

After the disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer this summer, universities nation-wide have increased law enforcement personnel to ensure alcohol related matters are handled swiftly. The excise police have a state-wide jurisdiction that concentrates specifically on alcohol violations.

"They are the lead agency, and if they notify us, they allow us to be present during their investigation," said Joe Newport, assistant director of ISU Public Safety.

Excise and university police generally patrol "typical party-areas" and locations that have re-occurring complaints by residents. When Excise becomes involved at a known ISU related location, ISU police are often called to assist, although they are not required to do so.

"The university police receive complaints, as well as the excise police, of people who have been drinking, and we encourage the officers to resolve the cases with the safety of the students first," Newport said.

Individuals are not automatically cited or arrested for consuming alcohol as a minor.

"The police must make sure their actions result in the best resolution based on the circumstance," Newport said. Resolutions can be a simple release to a responsible friend, taking an individual to the hospital, or, in the most severe outcome, making an arrest.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 04, 2011, 12:47:33 AM
http://www.thedailygreenburgh.com/neighbors/edgemont-still-hopes-lauren-spierer-will-be-found

Edgemont Still Hopes Lauren Spierer Will Be Found
by Luis Garcia 10 min 17 sec ago

EDGEMONT, N.Y. — It's been four months since Edgemont native Lauren Spierer disappeared in Bloomington, Ind. and the pain has not let up. 

“It’s a continuous loop of sadness and anxiety,” said Loren Weiss, an Edgemont resident and friend of the Spierer family who went to Indiana in the first week after Lauren Spierer’s disappearance. "I never would have thought that it would go four months."

Spierer, a student at Indiana University, was last seen at 4:30 a.m. on June 3, after a night out with friends.

Lauren’s parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, went to Indiana after the disappearance and remained there searching for her since. They created a website and have been trying hard to keep their daughter in the public’s mind, drawing on various kinds of  support, from fundraisings to vigils to concerts.

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If somebody out there knows what happened to Lauren Spierer, that person needs to come forward now, Weiss said.

"Can you imagine living with this for the rest of your life?"


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 06, 2011, 09:51:27 PM
With video

http://www.wthr.com/story/15625890/iu-students-write-song-for-lauren-spierer

IU students write song for Lauren Spierer
Posted: Oct 05, 2011 3:32 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 05, 2011 6:00 PM CDT
By Kevin Rader

BLOOMINGTON - We all know music can be a healer, but can it help solve a mystery? Two Indiana University songwriters are hoping it can. The Spierer family says the song about their missing daughter Lauren is a gift.

Four months have passed since Lauren Spierer disappeared, and a new school year is now underway. She may be gone but she is not forgotten.

A new song written by two members of the IU family is helping to make sure of that. The song is called One Little Miracle.

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Now it will be released on iTunes within the next 24 hours. All the money raised will be donated to the Help Find Lauren Search Fund.

In a written statement to Eyewitness News, Rob and Charlene Spierer say "One Little Miracle" is a beautiful tribute to Lauren that they will always treasure.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on October 06, 2011, 10:03:36 PM
With video

http://www.wthr.com/story/15625890/iu-students-write-song-for-lauren-spierer

IU students write song for Lauren Spierer
Posted: Oct 05, 2011 3:32 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 05, 2011 6:00 PM CDT
By Kevin Rader

BLOOMINGTON - We all know music can be a healer, but can it help solve a mystery? Two Indiana University songwriters are hoping it can. The Spierer family says the song about their missing daughter Lauren is a gift.

Four months have passed since Lauren Spierer disappeared, and a new school year is now underway. She may be gone but she is not forgotten.

A new song written by two members of the IU family is helping to make sure of that. The song is called One Little Miracle.

 ::snipping2::

Now it will be released on iTunes within the next 24 hours. All the money raised will be donated to the Help Find Lauren Search Fund.

In a written statement to Eyewitness News, Rob and Charlene Spierer say "One Little Miracle" is a beautiful tribute to Lauren that they will always treasure.




Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 12, 2011, 01:22:05 PM
Body Found in Illinois Field Not Lauren Spierer
‎49 minutes ago‎
A female body found yesterday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill. is not Lauren Spierer, according to investigators. The Herald Times Online has reported that a decomposed female body found yesterday afternoon near a harvested cornfield ... snipped
http://southeast.patch.com/articles/body-found-in-indiana-field-not-lauren-spierer


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 12, 2011, 01:31:15 PM
(http://pibillwarner.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/long-haul-trucker-21.jpg?w=614&h=566)

Three young blond look-alike females have been abducted from a 350 mile circle that includes Bloomington IN, Darden TN and Florence KY. Lauren Spierer is 4′ 11′ tall and weighs 95 lbs she is 20 years old, Holly Bobo is 5′ 3″ tall and weighs 110 lbs she is 20 years old, Paige Johnson is 5′ 1″ tall and weighs 110 lbs she is now 18 years old.

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http://pibillwarner.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/three-young-blond-look-alike-females-abducted-in-last-13-months-lauren-spierer-holly-bobo-and-paige-johnson-all-of-them-petite-sizes/


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on October 12, 2011, 03:40:42 PM
Interesting article, Nut. On Criminal Minds, they would say, "Now we can triangulate. The unsub lives somewhere in the middle of this circle." That would be Bowling Green. But the IU boys were still the last one to see her. I wonder what the other two girls in the Bowling Green circle were doing when they were abducted. A crime of opportunity, as Lauren's abduction would have been?


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Gypsy DD on October 12, 2011, 04:01:24 PM
Interesting article, Nut. On Criminal Minds, they would say, "Now we can triangulate. The unsub lives somewhere in the middle of this circle." That would be Bowling Green. But the IU boys were still the last one to see her. I wonder what the other two girls in the Bowling Green circle were doing when they were abducted. A crime of opportunity, as Lauren's abduction would have been?


Holly Bobo was abducted from her property in the morning of a week day when she was going out to her car to leave to go to nursing school..so no similairity there....and that person entered the famlies property from a wooded area and left with her that way it would appear..so completely different type of  surroundings then in a downtown college area in the wee hours of the morning.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on October 12, 2011, 06:42:46 PM
Thanks, Gypsy. I followed the link in the posting above. Looks like it's a private investigator in Sarasota who is floating this theory.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 12, 2011, 08:17:19 PM
Yes, just a theory, but interesting none the less...all 3 women are similar in appearance, weird.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Gypsy DD on October 13, 2011, 04:23:02 PM
Yes, just a theory, but interesting none the less...all 3 women are similar in appearance, weird.

Yes.

I don't know why..but I suspect someone close to Lauren knows more then they are sharing with the family and LE.  I wonder if this case will ever be solved or if it will simply be solved by the slip of a tongue one night in the future. 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Gypsy DD on October 13, 2011, 04:25:20 PM
Body Found in Illinois Field Not Lauren Spierer
‎49 minutes ago‎
A female body found yesterday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill. is not Lauren Spierer, according to investigators. The Herald Times Online has reported that a decomposed female body found yesterday afternoon near a harvested cornfield ... snipped
http://southeast.patch.com/articles/body-found-in-indiana-field-not-lauren-spierer

Whenever I hear about a body found in Illinois my first thought is always Stacey Peterson...I wonder if her body will ever be found?


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 14, 2011, 02:34:41 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/iu-club-teams-with-police-to-promote-safety

IU club teams with police to promote safety
Updated: Thursday, 13 Oct 2011, 11:46 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 13 Oct 2011, 11:46 PM EDT
By: Adrienne Broaddus

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - College is supposed to be a fun educational experience, but many students become victims of campus crimes.

Students at Indiana University's Bloomington campus returned this fall with the case of Lauren Spierer - missing for months - heavy on their minds. And campus police said there have been four reported forcible rapes since Aug. 12.

That's all part of the reason an awareness club on campus teamed up with IU police to share the best ways for students to stay safe on and off campus. The session was called "Street Smarts." And though the officer conducting the session Thursday didn't want to publicly answer specific questions about the Spierer case, he did have plenty of advice for students.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 17, 2011, 05:49:11 PM
http://findlauren.com/

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family

All donations from Malorie's 5K Run on November 5, 2011 will be given to the FindLauren Fund.
October 17, 2011

----------------------

Malorie's website

http://maloriejanasek.com/2011/06/05/missing-lauren-spierer/

Support my 5K run by donating $5 for Lauren Spierer!


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 20, 2011, 12:04:56 AM
http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=26218

Indiana Hosting 'Lacrosse for Lauren' on Oct. 22
2011-10-19

BLOOMINGTON, IN. – Indiana University will scrimmage Taylor and IUPUI on Saturday October, 22 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm at Karst Farm Park in the Lacrosse for Lauren Classic.

"Lauren Spierer is an IU student from New York who has been missing since June 3rd. The team was interested in doing something to benefit the search, and when we learned that she played lacrosse in high school we knew we had to get involved in a big way," said head coach Peter Tumbas.

Indiana will be selling Hoosier lacrosse merchandise and taking donations throughout the day. Proceeds will go directly to the search effort. Taylor will play IUPUI at 11:30 am.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 20, 2011, 11:15:55 PM
How cruel to write a letter complaining about missing person posters for Lauren.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  So, how is a family that is looking for Lauren offending anyone?   Hmmm.... Does the person who wrote the note have a guilty conscience?   

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-mother-of-lauren-spierer-releases-new-letter-thursday-20111020,0,6298135.column

Mother of Lauren Spierer releases new letter Thursday
Charlene Spierer writes about an anonymous note she received that stated the Spierer's were littering Bloomington with posters and offending many people.
Bloomington, Ind.
October 20, 2011

The mother of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer released a new letter Thursday. 

In the letter, titled I never expected to see October without Lauren, Lauren’s mother, Charlene Spierer, wrote about a letter she received.  Charlene said the anonymous letter was addressed to her and sent to the P O Box Lauren’s parents set up to receive anonymous information regarding their daughter’s disappearance.

Charlene said the anonymous sender stated the Spierer’s were littering Bloomington with the posters of Lauren and offending many people.

The missing 20-year-old student’s mother states if the purpose of the letter was to hurt her, the anonymous sender was successful.

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 “Making me feel worse than I already do for imposing on Bloomington. Believe me, I wish we had never had to hang one single poster for our missing child,” Charlene wrote. “The truth of the matter is, Lauren did disappear in Bloomington, Indiana. I apologize for our intrusion.”

In the letter, Charlene reiterates how the Spierer’s will not give up on their search for Lauren.  “While statistics are against us after almost five months, our family continues to hold that shred of hope for Lauren’s safe return."

Charlene ends the letter by speaking out to those who have information about the disappearance of Lauren.  She addresses the person by “you," writing the person has the knowledge to end their family’s nightmare. 

“You alone, have the knowledge which can return Lauren to us,” said Charlene. “While it took cowardice to take Lauren off the streets of Bloomington, June 3, 2011, I offer a coward’s alternative to providing the truth.”

Below is the full letter by Charlene:

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 25, 2011, 07:43:45 PM
http://www.wsbt.com/news/wxin-annual-concert-series-aimed-at-finding-missing-persons-to-stop-in-indiana-nov-4-20111024,0,4079536.column

Annual concert series aimed at finding missing persons to stop in Indiana
The International Squeaky Wheel Tour will stop at Sam Ash Music, 8284 Center Run Dr., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Reba Reader
9:58 p.m. EDT, October 24, 2011
Indianapolis

When a loved one goes missing, many families beg and plead for anyone to speak up, take notice or even just look at a photograph. An annual concert series aimed at raising awareness for those families will stop in Indiana Nov. 4.

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Missing persons highlighted at the event will include Molly Dattilo, Jason Ellis, Lola "Kathy" Fry, Brookley Louks, Jamie Meadows, Daniel Reaves, Shannon Sherrill, Karen Jo Smith, Steven Smith, Walter Tom Smith Jr., Lauren Spierer and Esther Westenberger.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 25, 2011, 07:54:44 PM
http://www.wdrb.com/story/15869690/friends-celebrities-raise-money-for-search-for-missing-iu-student

Friends, celebrities raise money for search for missing IU student
Posted: Oct 25, 2011 10:07 AM CDT
Updated: Oct 25, 2011 10:07 AM CDT

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- People are giving up some valuable items to help find missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.  Organizers launched the official "Find Lauren" auction on eBay.

Friends and even strangers have donated several items already, including guitars signed by Sheryl Crow and John Mellencamp.  The money will aid in search and awareness efforts.

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List of auction items at this site:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/officialfindlaurenauction/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_from&_ipg&_trksid=p3686#ptm250914604731


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 26, 2011, 11:35:52 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=83710

Funding Board makes IUSA aid exception
Student fee money used to pay for Shine 4 Lauren concert
By Matthew Glowicki | IDS
POSTED AT 12:07 AM ON Oct. 26, 2011

Breaking with its usual policy of not funding student organizations that receive mandatory student fee money, the IU Student Association Student Organization Funding Board granted IUSA $10,000 for the Shine 4 Lauren concert in September.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on October 29, 2011, 05:40:12 PM
I moved my photos into a new album but they're still on photobucket. Will reset the links if anyone wants them. (Originally posted on pages 14-15-16 of this thread. They show the alley, the apartment building, and floor plans of the apartments.)


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 29, 2011, 10:33:44 PM
I moved my photos into a new album but they're still on photobucket. Will reset the links if anyone wants them. (Originally posted on pages 14-15-16 of this thread. They show the alley, the apartment building, and floor plans of the apartments.)

Port Valerie  ::HelloKitty::

Thank you for offering to reset the links that show the alley, the apartment building, and the floor plans of the apartments!  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 31, 2011, 04:31:23 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29626828/detail.html

Excise Cops Bust Underage Drinking At IU
Police Made 9 Arrests, Issued 57 Citations During Homecoming Events

POSTED: 7:24 pm EDT October 29, 2011
UPDATED: 6:25 am EDT October 31, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Underage drinking is a problem at many college campuses, especially during major sports events and Homecoming parties.

Indiana University is no exception, and Indiana State Excise Police officers came out to the football tailgaiting festivities on Saturday to combat the problem.

Many students and party goers celebrating IU’s homecoming in Bloomington were unaware of the plainclothes officers lurking in the shadows, RTV6's Myrt Price reported.

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Since the disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer, excise police said there have been major strides and public interest in the crackdown against underage drinking.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 01, 2011, 03:44:17 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20111101/NEWS02/111010360/Lauren-Spierer-disappearance-Schoolmate-Rosenbaum-meets-parents-denies-any-involvement?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer disappearance: Schoolmate Rosenbaum meets with parents, denies any involvement
Nov. 1, 2011 
Written by
Shawn Cohen

Indiana University student Jay Rosenbaum said today that he had nothing to do with Lauren Spierer's disappearance and that he has fully cooperated with police.

Rosenbaum, the last person to report seeing the Indiana University sophomore, also met with Spierer's parents for two hours — and held another session with their private investigator — answering all of their questions about the case, his lawyer, Jen Lukemeyer, said.

"Yes, I have cooperated since day one, and I will continue to cooperate," Rosenbaum told The Journal News by telephone call, offering his first public statements on the case. "And I had nothing to do with the disappearance of Lauren. Obviously, there's nothing more that I want than for Lauren to be found and safe, and for this all to be over."

He declined to field questions, and was joined by Lukemeyer during the call.

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Rosenbaum, a student who lives in the apartment Spierer visited before she went missing after a night out with friends, met with Robert and Charlene Spierer in Lukemeyer's office Sept. 19, she said. The Spierers' lawyer was also present.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 04, 2011, 11:35:51 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=83919

Volunteers to re-poster to raise awareness of Lauren Spierer
IDS Reports
POSTED AT 09:05 PM ON Nov. 3, 2011 

Volunteers have been invited to attend an event to put up posters to raise awareness about the disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer, who was last seen at the corner of 11th and College avenues in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011.

P.U.M.P. 4 Lauren, which stands for “putting up more posters for Lauren,” will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. People interested in participating should meet in front of Smallwood Plaza, 455 N. College Ave. in Bloomington.

The event’s organizers were inspired to put up more posters after reading an anonymous letter that was sent to Lauren’s parents asking that the Spierers stop putting up posters on public property.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 06, 2011, 11:33:37 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/15969121/volunteers-replace-vandalized-spierer-posters

Volunteers replace vandalized Spierer posters
Updated: Nov 05, 2011 10:24 PM CDT
By Richard Essex - bio

BLOOMINGTON - Volunteers spent Saturday replacing posters of a missing Indiana University student that had been torn down.

Thousands of people have helped with the search for Lauren Spierer, putting up posters and searching nearly every inch of Bloomington. Recently, an anonymous letter was sent to Spierer's parents, criticizing the poster of their daughter as littering up the town.

"It is kind of hard to understand how a person could tear down posters of a missing person when, you know, this person has a family that is searching for them. How can you be heartless enough to tear down those posters?" said volunteer Joe Bailey.

During the past five months, thousands of posters with Spierer's picture, detailed information on where she was last seen and a police phone number have been placed all over Bloomington. Recently, hundreds of the posters have been taken down, followed by the letter to the missing IU junior's parents, critical of the search effort and the posters.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 11, 2011, 10:26:09 PM
http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/blog/friends-of-lauren-spierer-reflect-take-action

USA TODAY College: Posted November 10th, 2011
Friends of Lauren Spierer reflect, take action
By Erica Petri

Last week marked five months since Indiana University fashion student Lauren Spierer disappeared. The petite 20-year-old was last seen walking home from a friend’s apartment at around 4 a.m. on June 3. Despite search parties, extensive media coverage, and the Bloomington Police Department’s ongoing investigation, Spierer’s whereabouts and the exact events that took place that night remain a mystery.

Since her disappearance, fall classes are in full swing, IU students have returned to campus and continue to go out and have a good time with their friends.

But Spierer’s absence has not gone unnoticed.

“Being in Indiana without Lauren is surreal,” Amara Brenner, one of Spierer’s closest friends at school said. “I see her missing poster everywhere I go. She is everywhere, but nowhere. I look at pictures of her and my heart melts.”

Spierer’s group of friends struggle to wrap their heads around her disappearance every day. They serve as a support system for one another and constantly remind each other to stay positive.

“My friends and I try to stay strong and not get too emotional,” Brenner said. “Stories are shared about times we had with Lauren like she still is with us, but just not here, but somewhere and safe.”

Most importantly, Spierer’s friends are hyper-aware of the dangers they face when going out. They have taken measures to ensure that they all stay safe.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 15, 2011, 12:43:34 AM
http://www.wdrb.com/story/16039565/search-continues-for-iu-student-lauren-spierer

Search continues for IU student Lauren Spierer
Posted: Nov 14, 2011 8:07 PM CST
Updated: Nov 14, 2011 9:38 PM CST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Five months after IU student Lauren Spierer vanished, police still have no clue what happened to her, but the school is taking action to keep other students safe.

It was news that shocked Indiana University's campus. One of their own was missing, vanished without a trace.

For weeks, Bloomington Police held daily press conferences, giving what little updates were available, while Lauren Spierer's parents pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

Friends, family, and complete strangers searched miles of thick forest in the dead heat of summer.

Now, the seasons have changed. Trees on the square are strung with lights for the holidays. The leaves have turned and fallen, and students are back on campus.

The pulse of the city hasn't stopped. Life has moved on, but Lauren's story is at a standstill.

Every corner you turn, you see her face. A silent statement of support in store windows and a larger message on campus. Light posts are covered, some tattered and torn.

Since she disappeared June third, there have been no major leads in the case, and no suspects. Police stopped the press conferences, and refused to talk to us about where the case stood later in the summer. Months later, the Bloomington Police Department still won't answer our questions on camera, only releasing to us a statement.

"We appreciate your continued interest in the story and recognize the value the media can play in our efforts. That being said, we have nothing new to report and continue to work on the case."

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 17, 2011, 11:04:38 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/laurenspierer/wxin-lauren-spierer-investigation-nyc-private-eye-firm-back-in-bloomington-legally-20111117,0,6218354.column

NYC private eye firm back in Bloomington, legally
Lauren Spierer's parents have a new ally in their desperate crusade to find their missing daughter.
By Anne Yeager
 8:05 p.m. EST, November 17, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.

Lauren Spierer's parents have a new ally in their desperate crusade to find their missing daughter.

After operating illegally in the Hoosier state this past September, the New York City private investigative Firm Beau Deitl & Associates can now get to work.

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"All I'm interested in is trying to help the Spierer family find their little girl, and that's all we want to do," Said Dietl, reached by phone.

But the team of prominent private investigators from New York got off on a bad foot here in Indiana. Dietl didn't make friends quickly  after  he appeared on a local New York Fox News program, calling Bloomington's chief of police "Gomer Pyle."

His firm could've faced criminal charges, after coming to Indiana without a private investigative license from the state to investigateleads in what happened to Lauren Spierer.

Thursday, Bo Dietl, the former New York police officer turned investigator, did not appear before the state licensing board, but his CEO John Timoney and former deputy police commissioner of NYC did. So did Lauren's parents.

Charlene sobbed throughout the hearing and according to Fox59, Timothey was ethical and personally apologized profusely for Dietl's behavior.

The board decided to give the firm a probationary license, which means they will be able to operate in Indiana for one year and must re-apply based on their behavior.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on November 18, 2011, 09:04:26 AM
Sending thoughts and prayers to Lauren's family as we begin the holiday season. ::MonkeyAngel::
It is so sad that there has been no movement in this case. I feel like the answers are right there with those boys she was with that night. Has it ever been said who was polyd


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 20, 2011, 07:28:42 PM
Lauren's parents don't believe the stories that Jay and Corey told about the night that she disappeared.  Jay took a private poly and Corey has not taken one. 

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110901/NEWS02/109010414/Lauren-Spierer-disappearance-Parents-don-t-believe-her-college-friends
Lauren Spierer disappearance: Parents don't believe her college friends
Sep. 1, 2011

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"It's hard for me to imagine Lauren, with her size, helping someone of Corey's size from Smallwood Plaza to his apartment," Robert Spierer said. "Maybe he'd be willing to take a police polygraph."

http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20111102/NEWS06/111102004/Friend-tells-Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-he-had-nothing-do-disappearance
Friend tells Lauren Spierer's parents he had nothing to do with disappearance
7:56 AM, Nov. 2, 2011 

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She said Rosenbaum has given statements to police and let them into his apartment. He offered to give a DNA sample to police at their request but said they never collected it. Her client also took a polygraph test, administered through the lawyer's office by a "well-respected" expert in the field, and shared the results with police.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 22, 2011, 04:49:13 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-thanksgiving-thankful-20111122,0,3358622.column

Lauren Spierer's family: 'Thankful' for support this Thanksgiving
The Spierer's expressed their gratitude for the support they received from the public.
1:45 p.m. EST, November 22, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.

The family of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer released a new letter Monday. 

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, the family stated they continue to hope for Lauren’s safe return home. 

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The letter from the family, as seen on FindLauren.com, follows:

“As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, it's difficult to believe we are still without Lauren. Somehow Lauren's disappearance has touched the lives of so many people who continue to support our family as our efforts to find Lauren continue. Not a minute passes that we are not missing Lauren, her smile, her voice, her presence. We continue to hope for her safe return. This Thanksgiving, we are thankful to those of you who have kept Lauren in your thoughts, prayers and hearts. Let today be the day we get answers and find Lauren.

Love you, Lauren. Just as determined, just as strong, just as committed to find you.

Rob, Charlene and Rebecca Spierer”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 22, 2011, 04:54:41 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29831048/detail.html

Spierer Family 'Thankful' For Support As Holidays Near
'Find Lauren' Events Set For December

POSTED: 8:30 am EST November 22, 2011
UPDATED: 9:38 am EST November 22, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- With the holiday season approaching, the family of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer is holding onto hope that she will be found.

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Organizers are planning several events in December, including a Support the Spierers gathering on Dec. 3 starting at Smallwood Plaza and Safety for Spierer self-defense training on Dec. 11.

Bloomington police are taking tips regarding Spierer's disappearance at 812-339-4477.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 01, 2011, 10:15:41 PM
http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/indiana/police-give-update-on-spierer-investigation

Police give update on Lauren Spierer investigation
Updated: Thursday, 01 Dec 2011, 5:36 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 01 Dec 2011, 5:31 PM EST
Tom Brodbeck

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHI) - December 3, 2011 will mark six months since Lauren Spierer was reported missing and the Bloomington Police Department released the following statement updating their search for Lauren on Thursday:

The Bloomington Police Department continues to actively investigate the disappearance of Lauren Spierer which occurred six months ago on June 3, 2011. The Department continues to receive tips from the public and from other law enforcement agencies with information about what they have heard or with names of individuals that should be considered as possibly being involved. Those tips are followed up by a team of investigators who have been assigned to the case since the beginning and Lauren’s case continues to be the priority assignment for them.

Despite the time that has passed since this investigation began, much has been done and much continues to be done on this case. The Bloomington Police Department remains as committed to this investigation as we were on June 3rd and our vigorous efforts will continue as we seek to provide answers to Lauren’s family and the Bloomington community.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 01, 2011, 10:29:31 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20111201/LOCAL/112010442/Vigil-planned-for-6-month-anniversary-of-IU-student-s-disappearance?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CLOCAL

Vigil planned for 6-month anniversary of IU student's disappearance
5:41 PM, Dec. 1, 2011
Written by Shawn Cohen
Westchester (N.Y.) Journal News

For Cathy Garger, it was the recent death of her 17-year-old daughter that drew her to the case of a missing female Indiana University student.

For Shelly Leonard, it was the missing woman's striking physical resemblance to her own 16-year-old daughter.

Two mothers, from different parts of the country, were both drawn to the case of Lauren Spierer, who will have been missing six months on Saturday. The 20-year-old from Greenburgh, N.Y., disappeared early June 3 after a night of partying.

Garger and Leonard are traveling to Bloomington, Ind., to participate in anniversary events they helped plan, for a young woman they didn't even know before her disappearance made national headlines in June.

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Charlene and Robert Spierer, the missing student's parents, will both be there, having flown to Indiana on Tuesday after spending Thanksgiving in their hometown in Westchester County, N.Y.

"We never expected to still be searching for Lauren, six months after her disappearance," the parents and their older daughter, Rebecca, said today in a statement. "In some ways, June 3rd seems like yesterday and in others, it seems like a lifetime ago. It's inconceivable that someone, this very minute, knows what happened to Lauren and knows exactly where she is. Rest assured, we will never give up our search."

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Leonard helped organize the latest event in Bloomington, called Support the Spierers, which will mark 183 days since the disappearance, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday with a vigil at Spierer's apartment building, called Smallwood. It will feature readings, songs and poems devoted to Lauren.

Participants will then walk to Fountain Square Mall, where a prayer and support tree is being set up in Lauren's honor. Hand-written holiday cards for the Spierers will be hung on the tree, which will be topped with a star of David.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 02, 2011, 11:38:14 PM
http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1580830

Lauren Spierer's Father Speaks on Anniversary of Disappearance
By Alex Brown (alex@wibc.com)
12/2/2011

Robert Spierer is speaking on the day before the six month anniversary of the disappearance of his daughter Lauren.

Spierer says six months after Lauren disappeared, he and his wife are still working hard to find their daughter. He says searches are still being conducted, although they're on smaller scale than the searches in June and July.

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Spierer says he and his family are overwhelmed by all the support they've received.

"Probably more important is the emotional support that we've gotten from friends, family, from this community here, both the city of Bloomington and people at Indiana University. There has just been an incredible outpouring of emotional support," Spierer says.

Spierer made another plea to those responsible for Lauren's disappearance. He says the emotional torture that his family is going through needs to stop.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 04, 2011, 11:17:15 PM
With video

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/lauren-spierer-vigil-missing-for-six-months-20111203-gjw

Lauren Spierer Vigil, Missing For Six Months
Updated: Sunday, 04 Dec 2011, 1:03 AM EST
Published : Saturday, 03 Dec 2011, 4:45 PM EST
GLENN WILBURN | MyFoxNY.com

MYFOXNY.COM - A college student from Westchester has been missing now for six months.

20-year-old Lauren Spierer was last seen in Bloomington, Indiana on June 3 after she was partying with other Indiana University students.

Spierer’s family and friends held a prayer vigil Saturday evening outside of her college apartment building. The vigil featured readings, songs and poems.

There have been search efforts the weeks and months after her disappearance but there have been few clues as to her whereabouts.

Spierer’s parents, Charlene and Robert Spierer, attended the vigil. The Spierer’s flew to Indiana on Tuesday after spending Thanksgiving in Greenburgh, NY.

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Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/lauren-spierer-vigil-missing-for-six-months-20111203-gjw#ixzz1fd8GEFnk


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 04, 2011, 11:23:51 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP4ff414d61d924131ab76fd0c666f57e7.html

DECEMBER 4, 2011, 12:49 P.M. ET.
Gathering marks 6 months since IU student vanished
Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The mother of an Indiana University student who vanished in June says she doesn't feel any closer to finding her daughter six months later.

Charlene Spierer (SPEER'-ur) told more than 50 people who gathered Saturday in Bloomington to mark sixth months since 20-year-old Lauren Spierer vanished that she and her husband will never stop looking for their daughter. But she also said, "I don't feel like we're any closer to finding Lauren."

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 04, 2011, 11:26:52 PM
http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980854485

Lauren Spierer Missing Six Months Today
December 04, 2011 03:06 AM EST

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The mother of the missing fashion student addressed the public once more in regards to finding her.

"I beg you again for the numerous times to give us the information that we need to lead us to Lauren. What can we do to convince you to give us our daughter back?" Charlene Spierer said.

Charlene Spierer says that the family still isn't letting go of hope that they'll find Lauren.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 04, 2011, 11:38:12 PM
It's heartbreaking to read that Charlene is begging for someone to help them find Lauren. 

It has been 6 months since Lauren disappeared.  Why, oh why, doesn't someone call in an anonymous tip?  What's wrong with them?  ::MonkeyMad::



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 08, 2011, 08:34:14 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/12/08/news.iu-student-who-was-with-spierer-before-disappearance-settles-unrelated-alcohol-case.sto

IU student who was with Spierer before disappearance settles unrelated alcohol case
By Laura Lane 331-4362 | llane@heraldt.com
December 8, 2011, last update: 12/8 @ 3:04 pm

An Indiana University student and friend of Lauren Spierer’s who was with the missing 20-year-old the night she disappeared in June showed up in court Thursday morning to settle an illegal drinking case against him.

Corey E. Rossman, 21, a junior from Massachusetts studying real estate finance at the Kelley School of Business, pleaded guilty to illegal consumption of alcohol. He qualified for a pre-trial diversion program that allowed him to pay $400 and complete alcohol education classes in exchange for the conviction’s dismissal in a year.

All he had to pay Thursday was an additional $6 in court costs and a $1 fine, according to court records.

Rossman was arrested last December after police found him intoxicated at 3:14 a.m. at the corner of Eighth Street and College Avenue.

He has taken advantage of Monroe County’s pre-trial diversion program twice before — after an October 2010 arrest for illegal consumption of alcohol and following a 2008 incident in which he was charged with possession of marijuana when he was living on campus at Briscoe Quad.

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 12, 2011, 02:16:24 AM
http://www.pr.com/press-release/376034

Wine for Lauren with Palate Press

Lauren Spierer, a twenty-year old Indiana University student, was last seen on her way home in the early morning hours of June 4, 2011. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her parents have been raising money to pay for the investigation and search for Lauren. Zachy's a fine wine store in New York, contributed world-class bottles of wine for an auction to raise money to find Lauren. The wine is being auctioned through Palate Press: The online wine magazine, at palatepress.com.

Indianapolis, IN, December 11, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Lauren Spierer, a twenty-year old Indiana University student, was last seen on her way home in the early morning hours of June 4, 2011. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her parents have been raising money to pay for the investigation and search for Lauren.

Zachy's a fine wine store in New York, contributed world-class bottles of wine for an auction to raise money to find Lauren. The wine is being auctioned through Palate Press: The online wine magazine, at palatepress.com.

The line-up of wines includes:

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And many more. Please visit palatepress.com to see the entire Wine for Lauren Auction Catalogue to bid for these fine wines for a worthy cause, and go to www.findlauren.com for more about how to help.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 12, 2011, 02:24:05 AM
With video

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/12/11/lauren-spierers-friends-organize-self-defense-class-fundraiser-for-search-efforts/

Lauren Spierer’s Friends Organize Self Defense Class, Fundraiser For Search Efforts
December 11, 2011 11:58 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Six months ago, Indiana University student and Westchester native Lauren Spierer went missing. Her friends spent Sunday raising money to help in the search and learning how to prevent what may have happened to Lauren from happening to them.

“We just really know that someone knows something, and we just want to find that out,” said Dana Krause, friend of Spierer.

Wearing blue for Lauren, the group learned how to fight back at a self-defense class they organized at New York University.

 ::snipping2::

The instructor told the girls to remember three things should they ever need to fight back: get angry, scream and strike.

“Take over the situation, try to get mad and not scared,” said instructor Gabrielle Rubin of Female Awareness Self Defense. “Use anything we have that’s free to get the attacker off of us.”

Police say they’ve received more than 2,400 tips in Spierer’s case.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 13, 2011, 01:14:46 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29984517/detail.html

Spierers Doubt Man's Account Of Night Daughter Last Seen
Family Returns To New York As Search Wanes
POSTED: 7:53 am EST December 13, 2011
UPDATED: 8:05 am EST December 13, 2011

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The family of Lauren Spierer, an Indiana University student missing since June 3, is back in their New York home, but they are turning up the heat on those who were last seen with their daughter.
 ::snipping2::
Much of the Spierers' ire is focused on Corey Rossman, who witnesses said Lauren spent a lot of time with that night.

"Some of the people have refused to speak to us. Corey Rossman … absolutely refuses to talk to us, and that's terribly frustrating," Spierer said.

Investigators said Spierer and Rossman were together at Kilroy's, a local bar, before her disappearance. Witnesses told police that Spierer was highly intoxicated and left her phone and shoes at the bar before stumbling out with Rossman.

Through his attorney, Rossman claimed he was assaulted and has no memory of what happened that evening.

"I have serious doubts about that. Perhaps if we had a chance to talk to him directly, we could get some more clarity on that issue," Spierer said. "To me, it sounds like an extremely convenient position to take."

Bloomington police searched Rossman's apartment and vehicle, but they didn't find any link to Lauren.

Spierer was also with Rossman's neighbor, Jay Rosenbaum, who police said watched her leave about 4:30 a.m., the last time she was seen.

Rosenbaum met with the family, with his attorney by his side, but the Spierers said there was little useful information.

"We were not able to get any additional information as a result of that meeting, unfortunately," Spierer said.

Spierer's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, was not with her that night, officials said. The Spierers don't think he has any information he hasn't already shared, though he is one of several people of interest.

"I think he shared what he knows," Spierer said.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 20, 2011, 12:15:30 AM
With video

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/parents-of-laruren-spierer-speak-out-20111219

Parents Of Laruren Spierer Speak Out
Updated: Monday, 19 Dec 2011, 10:32 PM EST
Published : Monday, 19 Dec 2011, 10:32 PM EST

MYFOXNY.COM - The parents of a missing Indiana University student from Westchester are breaking their silence.  Lauren Spierer's parents have come forward to speak out about their missing daughter.

Heather Brown with Fox 5 News spoke to them.

They say it's still as difficult as it was in those first few days since her disappearance with no clues.

The talked about how they think the Bloomington Police Department is handling the case, why they thought it was a good idea to bring in their own investigator and their frustration with the young men who were the last to see Lauren, including one who has refused to speak with police.

 ::snipping2::

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/parents-of-laruren-spierer-speak-out-20111219#ixzz1h34ObWbI


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on December 20, 2011, 11:53:37 AM
With video

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/parents-of-laruren-spierer-speak-out-20111219

Parents Of Laruren Spierer Speak Out
Updated: Monday, 19 Dec 2011, 10:32 PM EST
Published : Monday, 19 Dec 2011, 10:32 PM EST

MYFOXNY.COM - The parents of a missing Indiana University student from Westchester are breaking their silence.  Lauren Spierer's parents have come forward to speak out about their missing daughter.

Heather Brown with Fox 5 News spoke to them.

They say it's still as difficult as it was in those first few days since her disappearance with no clues.

The talked about how they think the Bloomington Police Department is handling the case, why they thought it was a good idea to bring in their own investigator and their frustration with the young men who were the last to see Lauren, including one who has refused to speak with police.

 ::snipping2::

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/parents-of-laruren-spierer-speak-out-20111219#ixzz1h34ObWbI

Thank you for all the updates grace-land.  I can't imagine the depth of this family's pain.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 20, 2011, 07:01:37 PM
YW, Sister.  It will be very painful for the family, especially the first holiday without Lauren.   ::hanukkah2::

I so admire Lauren's parents; they have done everything in their power to find out what happened to Lauren and to bring her home.  Their determination reminds me of Beth and Dave Holloway, who have worked so hard for years for answers and justice for their daughter, Natalee.  Sending special prayers of comfort to both families.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 20, 2011, 07:07:34 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-spierers-say-pi-found-new-information-regarding-daughters-disappearance-20111220,0,511676.column

Spierer's say PI found new information regarding daughter's disappearance
The Spierer's said there are new developments in the case that could soon be released.
4:09 p.m. EST, December 20, 2011
New York

New information has surfaced regarding the disappearance of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. 

As Hanukkah begins, Lauren’s family returned home for the holiday season.

 ::snipping2::


The Spierer’s hired private investigator Bo Dietl to further investigate. When asked if their private investigator found out anything the police did not, the Spierer’s replied ‘yes.’ 

Fox59 spoke with Dietl on the phone and asked when the public will learn the new information he has uncovered. He was not willing to give us a time table. 

Lauren’s parents told WNYW they have received little cooperation from the persons of interest in the case.  The Spierer’s also commented on how reluctant some of the persons of interests were in taking a polygraph test.

Meanwhile, one of the persons of interest in the case, Corey Rossman, issued a statement through his attorney.

“I pray for them every night,” said Rossman. “I feel sorry for them.  I want to help them find Lauren.  (As far as a polygraph), I’m not going to get them to bait me into commenting.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 27, 2011, 11:15:14 PM
http://findlauren.com/updates#announcements

To the Person Who Took Lauren
Posted: 3 days 11 hours ago
 
During this season of being with family and friends, we are without Lauren. If by some miracle, YOU, the person who knows where Lauren is at this very second, are reading this, we once again beg YOU to tell us where she is. As you sit across the table from your loved ones, we are sitting across from an empty chair where Lauren should be, enjoying her loved ones. Let today be the day YOU do the right thing.

Rob, Charlene and Rebecca Spierer

Find Lauren
PO Box 1226
Bloomington, IN 47402

helpfindlauren@gmail.com

Bloomington Police Department -
812-339-4477

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 01, 2012, 01:43:34 PM
http://findlauren.com/updates#announcements

Quote
A New Year's Wish
Posted: 23 hours 54 min ago

Words cannot express the sadness which fills our hearts in Lauren's absence. As the New Year approaches we pray for answers and for Lauren's safe return. Just one small miracle.... We hope that YOU, the person who took Lauren, will finally have the courage to end this nightmare for our family. We are here, waiting, for your answers.
Rob, Charlene and Rebecca Spierer
* * * *
Missing you, Lauren, every second of every day. Know that we will NEVER give up. We are just as determined this day as we were when we learned of your disappearance. We love you, Lauren. Hoping today is the day....

Mom, Dad and Rebecca



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on January 01, 2012, 06:53:58 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::  thanks grace


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 01, 2012, 11:10:58 PM
::MonkeyNoNo::  thanks grace

YW, Nut44x4.  And to think that she was with her friends, and no one is providing helpful information to the family.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: KittyMom on January 01, 2012, 11:34:54 PM
::MonkeyNoNo::  thanks grace

YW, Nut44x4.  And to think that she was with her friends, and no one is providing helpful information to the family.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

With friends like that, Lauren didn't need an enemy. 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 02, 2012, 12:24:05 AM
::MonkeyNoNo::  thanks grace

YW, Nut44x4.  And to think that she was with her friends, and no one is providing helpful information to the family.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

With friends like that, Lauren didn't need an enemy. 

Agree, KittyMom.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 03, 2012, 10:59:32 AM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-spierers-plead-for-small-miracle-in-new-years-letter-20120102,0,6664136.column
Spierers plead for 'small miracle' in New Year's letter
Tuesday marks the seventh month the 20-year-old has been missing.
10:18 a.m. EST, January 2, 2012
Bloomington, Ind.

Bloomington, Ind.
The family of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer released a new letter just before the New Year.

In the letter published on the family’s website FindLauren.com, Lauren’s parents and sister ask for a ‘small miracle’.

“We hope that YOU, the person who took Lauren, will finally have the courage to end this nightmare for our family,” read the letter.

Tuesday marks the seventh month the 20-year-old has been missing.  Lauren was last seen in the early morning hours of June 3, walking in Bloomington after a night out partying with her friends
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 12, 2012, 08:12:19 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/30199147/detail.html

Police: Lauren Spierer Twitter Rumors Untrue
Rumors Spread That Missing Student's Body Found
POSTED: 4:07 pm EST January 12, 2012
UPDATED: 4:11 pm EST January 12, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Reports that the body of Lauren Spierer has been found are not true, Bloomington police said.

Rumors began circulating Thursday afternoon on Twitter that the missing Indiana University student's body had been found in Brown County that had a man had turned himself in to police.

 ::snipping2::

Spierer's birthday is next week.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on January 12, 2012, 08:19:34 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/30199147/detail.html

Police: Lauren Spierer Twitter Rumors Untrue
Rumors Spread That Missing Student's Body Found
POSTED: 4:07 pm EST January 12, 2012
UPDATED: 4:11 pm EST January 12, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Reports that the body of Lauren Spierer has been found are not true, Bloomington police said.

Rumors began circulating Thursday afternoon on Twitter that the missing Indiana University student's body had been found in Brown County that had a man had turned himself in to police.

 ::snipping2::

Spierer's birthday is next week.


This is the first I've seen about the rumors.  I hope this wasn't someone's idea of a cruel joke.   ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 13, 2012, 04:32:22 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/30199147/detail.html

Police: Lauren Spierer Twitter Rumors Untrue
Rumors Spread That Missing Student's Body Found
POSTED: 4:07 pm EST January 12, 2012
UPDATED: 4:11 pm EST January 12, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Reports that the body of Lauren Spierer has been found are not true, Bloomington police said.

Rumors began circulating Thursday afternoon on Twitter that the missing Indiana University student's body had been found in Brown County that had a man had turned himself in to police.

 ::snipping2::

Spierer's birthday is next week.


This is the first I've seen about the rumors.  I hope this wasn't someone's idea of a cruel joke.   ::MonkeyMad::

Sadly, it might be a cruel joke.  If the rumors were on Twitter, maybe the LE can track down the origin of the rumors.  :smt102


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 13, 2012, 04:37:31 PM
http://findlauren.com/updates#announcements

Westchester Community Fund Raiser Helps with the Search to find Lauren....January 26, 2012
Posted: 3 days 5 hours ago
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FUND RAISER
Help with the search to find
LAUREN SPIERER
at Red Hat on Thursday, January 26, 2012
7:30 - 10:30 pm

If you would like to donate auction items
contact Michele Gordon mdrtzg@aol.com

If you would like to donate,
go to www.findlauren.com
and indicate "Fund Raiser at Red Hat."

If you would like to attend,
contact Joanne Ferraro Eleftheriou
joannef@spotwelders.com

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 16, 2012, 11:47:16 PM
Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17 is Lauren's birthday!

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY, LAUREN!



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 17, 2012, 12:17:24 PM
http://www.wthr.com/story/16533936/parents-of-lauren-spierer-mark-birthday-on-twitter

Parents of Lauren Spierer mark birthday on Twitter
Posted: Jan 17, 2012 7:15 AM CST
Updated: Jan 17, 2012 8:34 AM CST

INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday is the 21st birthday for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

Her parents sent out an emotional message on Twitter Monday night to mark the day. 

The tweet says, "Sending you love as we celebrate your birthday in a few hours, Lauren.  We will celebrate you every day until you come home."

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 17, 2012, 12:22:35 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/spierers-birthday-renews-push-for-info

Lauren Spierer's birthday renews push for tips
IU student has been missing since June
Updated: Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012, 10:22 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012, 10:16 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Supporters continued pushing for information on the whereabouts of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer Tuesday, which is her 21st birthday.

The primary Twitter account used to spread information about Spierer’s disappearance and recovery efforts marked the birthday Tuesday morning and pointed the finger at those who haven't come forward.
 ::snipping2::
Bloomington Police Department officials say they still get several tips every week, but none have turned up anything. Detectives remain in regular contact with Spierer’s parents.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 19, 2012, 08:50:55 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/politics/30254226/detail.html

Lawmakers Propose 'Lifeline' Amnesty Bill
Bill Would Provide Legal Immunity For Intoxicated Hoosiers In Emergencies
POSTED: 5:18 pm EST January 19, 2012
UPDATED: 8:23 pm EST January 19, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- Some Indiana lawmakers are proposing a new bill that could provide legal immunity to Hoosiers who call 911 on behalf of themselves or someone else who is intoxicated.

Senate Democrat Vi Simpson authored the "Lifeline Bill" and said she hopes it can make a difference.

"We hope to be able to save a few lives,” Simpson said. “This would give that person immunity for whatever law they broke at that point in time in order to access emergency services for the person who needs it.”

Administrators at Indiana University and Purdue University have considered similar policies on their campuses following the disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer, who was last seen in June 2011 after a night of partying, RTV6's Chance Walser reported.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 20, 2012, 01:54:12 AM
Video at link

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierers-parents-clear-persons-of-interest-from-daughters-disappearance-20120119,0,5833286.column

Lauren Spierer's parents clear persons of interest from daughter's disappearance
Lauren Spierer's parents said they have ruled out several persons of interest in the disappearance of their daughter.
By Anne Yeager
9:39 p.m. EST, January 19, 2012
Indianapolis

The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer announced Thursday that they have ruled out several persons of interest in the disappearance of their daughter. It was the first time Charlene and Robert Spierer have publicly eliminated potential suspects.
 ::snipping2::
Since June 3, when Lauren was last seen, police have focused on five Indiana University students, all deemed"persons of interest."
 
The Spierers wanted more help and hired New York private detectives, led by former NYPD cop Bo Dietl. The private investigators said they have spoken to four of the persons of interest, including Lauren's boyfriend, Jesse Wolff.

"Have I ruled out Jesse?" asked Robert Spierer. "I am comfortable saying he had nothing to do with it."

Spierer also doesn't think David Rohn, Lauren's close friend, had anything to do with her disappearance. He spoke to the private investigators, and so did Jay Rosenbaum, one of the last people to see Lauren.

The family's biggest questions remain about Corey Rossman. The private investigators interviewed his roommate Mike Beth, but the Spierers said Rossman isn't talking.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 20, 2012, 08:52:40 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2012/01/20/news.speierers-parents-no-persons-of-interest-in-disappearance-case-cleared.sto

Lauren Spierer’s parents: No persons of interest in daughter's disappearance ‘cleared’
By Abby Tonsing
January 20, 2012, last update: 1/20 @ 6:00 pm


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 26, 2012, 11:53:40 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120126/NEWS/301260078/Friends-Spierer-family-hold-fundraiser-tonight-Irvington

Friends of Spierer family to hold fundraiser tonight in Irvington
5:28 PM, Jan. 26, 2012

IRVINGTON — Friends of the family of Lauren Spierer are holding a fundraiser tonight in Westchester to support and expand efforts to find the missing Indiana University student.
 ::snipping2::
Half of the money will go to the restaurant, where dinner and drinks will be provided between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., and the other half will be used for search efforts, including funds to pay for private investigators and other experts.

“They need to take the search to another level,” said co-organizer Joanne Eleftheriou, a neighbor of the Spierer family in Edgemont.
The parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, are not attending.

“It’s unimaginable what they’re going through,” Eleftheriou said. “Every day they get up and try to find Lauren. That’s how they go on.”
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 27, 2012, 02:59:52 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120127/NEWS/301260078/Friends-Spierer-raise-30G-Irvington-event?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Friends of Spierer raise $30G at Irvington event
1:35 PM, Jan. 27, 2012

IRVINGTON — Friends of the family of Lauren Spierer in Westchester raised $30,000 last night to support and expand efforts to find the missing Indiana University student.
 ::snipping2::

“They need to take the search to another level,” said co-organizer Joanne Eleftheriou, a neighbor of the Spierer family in Edgemont.
 ::snipping2::
“We need to keep this alive and everybody remembering that we have to find out what happened to Lauren and where she is,” she said. “We want this family to have answers.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on February 05, 2012, 12:22:57 AM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-iu-lauren-spierer-iu-removes-find-lauren-info-from-website-supporters-upset-20120204,0,5524318.column

IU changes way 'Find Lauren' info is displayed on homepage; family disappointed
Fox59 reached out to the university who said the page has been kept on the homepage for approximately seven months.

Indiana University-Bloomington has removed the 'Find Lauren' section on their website's homepage, causing the missing student's family and many supporters to get upset Saturday.

The university said the decision to remove the section is not permanent and that it will be displayed on the first week of each month.  IU stated the link will also be in a rotation with other news and information. 
 ::snipping2::
Lauren’s father, Robert Spierer, released the following statement Saturday:

“Lauren's once prominent banner on the Indiana University website homepage was months ago,reduced to a button and now Indiana University plans to only post the link to Lauren's information on the home page the first week of every month. It will appear only randomly, thereafter. While there is no direct link on the homepage, Lauren's information will remain on the Protect IU page indefinitely. We are disappointed by this decision, as we hope to obtain information from the IU community which will lead us to Lauren. We are still determined to do everything in our power to find our daughter. Robert Spierer”
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on February 06, 2012, 10:30:19 AM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-iu-lauren-spierer-iu-removes-find-lauren-info-from-website-supporters-upset-20120204,0,5524318.column

IU changes way 'Find Lauren' info is displayed on homepage; family disappointed
Fox59 reached out to the university who said the page has been kept on the homepage for approximately seven months.

Indiana University-Bloomington has removed the 'Find Lauren' section on their website's homepage, causing the missing student's family and many supporters to get upset Saturday.

The university said the decision to remove the section is not permanent and that it will be displayed on the first week of each month.  IU stated the link will also be in a rotation with other news and information. 
 ::snipping2::
Lauren’s father, Robert Spierer, released the following statement Saturday:

“Lauren's once prominent banner on the Indiana University website homepage was months ago,reduced to a button and now Indiana University plans to only post the link to Lauren's information on the home page the first week of every month. It will appear only randomly, thereafter. While there is no direct link on the homepage, Lauren's information will remain on the Protect IU page indefinitely. We are disappointed by this decision, as we hope to obtain information from the IU community which will lead us to Lauren. We are still determined to do everything in our power to find our daughter. Robert Spierer”
 ::snipping2::

That's doesn't make good sense to take down the info.  What are they thinking?  by taking it down it will just go away?
 ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on February 09, 2012, 06:04:46 PM
It doesn't make sense; it is cruel and insensitive!  The persons of interest are still on campus.  It is important to keep up the posters/information about Lauren in the community and the campus in the hope that someone will call in a lead.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on February 09, 2012, 06:32:06 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=85423

Indiana Lifeline bill moves toward vote in House
IDS Reports
POSTED AT 10:48 PM ON Feb. 8, 2012  (UPDATED AT 11:06 AM ON Feb. 9, 2012)

The Indiana Lifeline bill is moving to a final read and vote on the floor of the House after a unanimous 11-0 vote by the Courts and Criminal Code Committee of the Indiana State House of Representatives.

This follows a 50-0 vote of approval in the Indiana State Senate.

The bill encourages students to call for emergency assistance in cases of alcohol overconsumption by granting them immunity. Protection would be extended in cases of public intoxication, underage possession of alcohol and consumption or transportation of alcoholic beverages.

The bill won’t shield those who drive under the influence of alcohol or those who don’t fully comply with emergency personnel. It also doesn’t apply to any other type of drug possession or consumption.

IUSA President Justin Kingsolver and Vice President of Administration Kevin Courtney, as well as Purdue University Student Body President Brett Highley, attended the committee hearing Wednesday.

They testified before the committee, and Kingsolver read a letter of support from Lauren Spierer’s parents.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on February 24, 2012, 06:56:47 PM
http://www.wsbt.com/news/wxin-spierer-family-increases-reward-in-disappearance-case-20120224,0,4878070.column

Spierer family increases reward to $250K in disappearance case
In a statement, the family said they have increased the reward to $250,000, in hopes someone with information will lead them to their daughter.
Fox59
1:18 p.m. EST, February 24, 2012

Bloomington, Ind.
The family of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has increased the reward in her disappearance case Friday.

In a statement, the family said the reward is now $250,000, in hopes someone with information will help lead them to their daughter.
 ::snipping2::
The following is the family’s statement in its entirety:

Our daughter Lauren Spierer, an Indiana University student, disappeared June 3, 2011 in Bloomington, IN.  We continue to seek information, which will lead us to finding Lauren and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.  As a result of an extremely generous donation, the reward has been increased to $250,000.00.  Anyone with information, that leads us to our daughter, will be eligible to receive the reward.  You may contact Beau Dietl Associates at 1.800.777.9366, www.investigations.com or the Bloomington Police Department at (812)339-4477.
 
All information submitted that has a direct impact relative to finding Lauren will be evaluated.  Information that is deemed credible and helps result in the resolution of this case will be awarded to the appropriate individuals from the total reward amount of $250,000.00.
 
We remain dedicated to finding our daughter.   For more information about Lauren you can visit www.findlauren.com.  We offer our sincere thanks for any information you can provide.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on March 02, 2012, 01:27:57 PM
A wonderful article about Lauren!     :smt038

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=85908

Lauren Spierer: 'She's not a poster. She's a person.'
She is out of the headlines, but not the hearts of those who love her
By Biz Carson | IDS
POSTED AT 11:08 PM ON Mar. 1, 2012  (UPDATED AT 11:54 PM ON Mar. 1, 2012)

Author’s Note
    The story of Lauren Spierer started before June 3, but it remains unknown what has happened to her since then.
    The reporting for this article began in September 2011. All statements made are from months of reading blogs, Facebook posts, news articles, police and University press releases and interviews with the Spierer family, Blair Wallach and Becca Lefkowitz.
    This article is written in the past tense to describe Lauren’s life before she went missing. It makes no assumptions as to what happened to her or where she is.

Lauren Spierer is disappearing again.

Nine months ago, the then-20-year-old sophomore vanished in the middle of a summer night. Posters showing Lauren’s smiling face began to haunt Bloomington, appearing on billboards, utility poles, campus kiosks and storefront windows. She was gone,
but everywhere.

This spring, as the case lingers with no answer in sight, the posters are coming down. The few that remain are starting to tear and fade, and the case is falling out of the headlines.
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Charlene said she sometimes pictures Lauren sitting in their living room, drinking coffee in her favorite red hoodie. Her daughter, who used to hate sand, who had a gift for fashion, who found happiness in making other people smile. 

“As we look at Lauren’s posters, to us, that’s an abstract,” Charlene said. “It’s not who she is. She’s not a poster. She’s a person.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on March 02, 2012, 01:35:00 PM
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=85902

A note on victim blaming
By Colleen Leahy | IDS
POSTED AT 10:35 PM ON Mar. 1, 2012

This past summer, I had a conversation with a close friend about the Lauren Spierer tragedy. He said, pointedly, “You’re only as safe as the situation you put yourself in.” I agreed wholeheartedly, and we moved on to discuss something else.

Looking back a month or so later, I became extremely disturbed by this casual exchange.

Our conversation missed the crux of the issue, which is that the Lauren Spierer tragedy even happened in the first place.

This represents a heartbreaking failure on the part of the community to prevent situations like this from happening.

Furthermore, it’s obvious each of us is responsible for the decisions we make, but it is warped and dangerous logic to imply we are in any way responsible for the actions of others or harm that others do to us.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on March 02, 2012, 01:38:53 PM
http://wcsi.whiterivernews.com/templates/localnews_temp.asp?id=4598&storyno=1

Missing Student Info Returned to IU's Website

Indiana University has put information related to the search for missing student Lauren Spierer back on its website after removing it several weeks ago. On Facebook, Spierer's family thanked IU for making the move.  ::snipping2::

Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012 8:39:44 AM


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on March 04, 2012, 12:28:15 AM
http://newsonlaurens.blogspot.com/2012/03/you-know-where-she-is-by-charlene.html

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

"You know where she is" by Charlene Spierer
March 2, 2012

To whom this may concern,

Thoughts on a page.  You and I share unique roles; we are both insiders, forever bound by the senseless circumstances of June 3, 2011. You were with Lauren, you know what happened and you know where she is.  Maybe you spend every day trying to forget.  I am Lauren’s mother.  I have a front row seat in this never-ending nightmare. The smallest task requires tremendous effort.  Being home, going places for the first time where Lauren has been.  Hearing one of her favorite songs.  Hearing a song she would love but may never hear. Waiting at a light, waiting in line.  Always, always on edge.  Always waiting for a phone call which will tell me Lauren has been found or even that the smallest piece of information has made it’s way into the right hands. Waiting to find out if a Twitter rumor is true…waiting to hear if the body recently found is Lauren’s.   Imagine waiting to hear if a body that was just discovered is your daughter’s?  I spend every day trying to find answers to the questions, which will end this mystery.  Whatever the events of the night, you hold the key to what happened to Lauren at night’s end. I wonder if you give Lauren a second thought.  I wonder what type person it takes to watch our grief as we face another day.  I think about you all the time.  I wish for one instant you were in our place, waiting, praying, hoping.  I wish you knew what it felt like to have lost a loved one.  Missing…The despair that comes from the realization that someone knows the whereabouts of your missing child is indescribable. I wish you could feel that heartache.  I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish you were experiencing the same excruciating pain we are.  I wish for today, I held your fate in my hands.

Nine months.  A lot can happen in nine months.  The miracle of life, the joy of a child joining a family and all that she brings.

Nine months is a long time to maintain the silence of one so determined to keep a secret. I know there is not much I can control.  I know all of our efforts to date have not resulted in finding Lauren.  Nine months is a long time.  Memories fade and life goes on but I promise to never let you forget.  I promise to be a constant reminder should your memory fail you. I can do that, at the very least.  We will never stop looking for Lauren.  You should know that we are just as determined to find Lauren today as we were on June 3, 2011.

Hoping today is the day….

Charlene Spierer
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: cartfly on March 13, 2012, 10:35:24 PM
I am not saying this is Lauren though a possibility:

Skeletal Remains Found in Southeastern Illinois
By: Michael C. Fehn
Updated: March 13, 2012

Authorities in Jasper County, Illinois are waiting for a DNA analysis on skeletal remains found in a remote area over the weekend.

The remains were found near the town of Newton, Illinois, which is just northwest of the Tri-State.

Someone walking in the woods stumbled upon the bones and called local police on Saturday.  There apparently was no evidence of a grave and no obvious trail leading to the remains.

The evidence was taken to an Illinois State Crime Lab.  The sheriff says it could take up to thirty days to get any results, including an identity.

There have been inquiries from a few communities with open "missing person" investigations, including the Bloomington, IN Police Department, which continues to search for missing IU student, Lauren Spierer.
http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=497332  (http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=497332)


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on March 14, 2012, 07:26:19 PM
Thanks---had this in my UID folder, but not that same article.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on March 20, 2012, 01:51:39 PM
http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/Women-learn-to-fight-back/-/132502/9598336/-/3iylsw/-/

Women learn to fight back
Published On: Mar 20 2012 06:00:33 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -
College can mean parties and fun, but for young women, it's also filled with potential dangers.

One class at Muhlenberg College in Allentown Monday night aimed to keep them safe.  It was organized by one student who knows the dangers all too well.

"She was fun, lively," said Muhlenberg sophomore Jocelyn Bibi.  "Her family's amazing."

Jocelyn Bibi is talking about her high school friend Lauren Spierer.
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Each of the 70-some participants paid five dollars for the class.  All the money goes to the search for Spierer.

"If one more woman can learn how to be safe and how to save herself in a situation that's unfortunate, that's what's important," said Bibi.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on March 21, 2012, 12:10:26 PM
http://newsonlaurens.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
IU Women’s Lacrosse Club Dedicates Play to Lauren Spierer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University’s Women’s Lacrosse Club will dedicate play on Saturday, March 31 to the continued efforts to find Lauren Spierer. Michigan State University, St. Louis University, Western Kentucky University and Lakeshore Lacrosse Club will join IU in honoring Lauren Spierer and the search that continues for answers in her disappearance. By disseminating information to teams from four Midwest states, the club hopes spectators and players raise awareness about Lauren’s disappearance within their campuses and hometowns in efforts to gain more information that will lead to finding Lauren. The club will provide findlauren.com bracelets to spectators and blue ribbons to all players participating that day.

As the one-year anniversary of her disappearance approaches, the club felt an urgency to keep Lauren’s story in the public by encouraging people to be alert in conversations and to report any information. A small piece of information could help complete this puzzling story and bring Lauren home.

Who: Indiana University, Michigan State University, St. Louis University, Western Kentucky University and Lakeshore Women’s Lacrosse Clubs

When: Saturday, March 31; Game times and weather delay information can be found at www.iuwlacrosse.com

What: Women’s lacrosse (club) play day (free and open to the public); Wear cream, crimson and light blue to support the search for Lauren

Where: Evan Williams Field (10th and the bypass, behind University Gym)

To speak to a club representative in regard to this event, please contact the Club Advisor, Andi Gitelson, at acgitels@indiana.edu.

The Women’s Lacrosse Club is a housed in Indiana University Club Sports division. IU Club Sports are a program of Campus Recreational Sports. For more information, please call 855-2371 or visit http://recsports.indiana.edu/.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on March 25, 2012, 09:14:36 PM
http://newsonlaurens.blogspot.com/2012/03/organizer-arranges-team-for-upcoming-iu.html

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Organizer arranges team for upcoming IU 5K mini-marathon to raise awareness
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Every spring, the IU Mini Marathon and 5K Run/Walk brings the IU and Bloomington community together to raise scholarship money for IU students who have survived cancer. Since its start in 2006, the IU Mini Marathon and 5K has raised more than $100,000.

The course takes participants through the heart of the IU campus and up and down the hills of Bloomington. Scenic and challenging, the Mini Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is Bloomington’s premier running/walking event.

Information from http://alumni.indiana.edu/doc/Mini%20Marathon%20brochure%2012%20Web.pdf.

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"In an effort to continue to raise awareness for the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, I am encouraging supporters of Lauren to participate in this event as a team. We will be easily recognized by wearing light blue shirts. When someone registers, all they have to do is write in the team name “Where is She?” as the response to the question, “Are you registering as part of a team?”

This event is not a fundraiser for Lauren and is not a family "sponsored event". It's simply an opportunity for those of us in the area to show Bloomington that we are not giving up and a way we can continue to spread awareness while supporting IU students who have survived cancer.

Join team “Where is She?”

For updates related to Team “Where is She?” please follow this link to the Facebook event.
http://www.facebook.com/events/192080784237761/"

Posted by NewsOnLaurenS Twitter Feed at 1:36 PM



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 01, 2012, 02:14:29 PM
http://www.necn.com/03/31/12/Bloomington-sees-rise-in-alcohol-citatio/landing_nation.html?&apID=ea49b782f7c6473f901c4a7b382fb09a

Bloomington sees rise in alcohol citations
Mar 31, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The number of people cited by excise police for alcohol violations at a Bloomington bar nearly doubled in the six months after an Indiana University student disappeared, with most of the citations going to current or former IU students.

The Herald-Times ( ) analyzed 2011 data provided by Indiana State Excise Police and found 432 citations were issued to 225 people at 23 Bloomington bars or establishments permitted to sell alcohol. . One person received citations at two different stores, bringing the arrest total to 226.

The city's three Kilroy's drinking establishments were the site of 148 of the citations, more than a third of the total. Thirty-three of those citations occurred at Kilroy's Sports Bar, where police say student Lauren Spierer used a fake ID to enter and be served alcohol the night she disappeared last June.

After Spierer's disappearance, the bar was cited on two alcohol-related charges for allowing a minor, Spierer, to loiter and furnishing alcoholic beverages to her. Investigators determined Spierer used a fake ID that shouldn't have gotten past door staff.

Alcohol and Tobacco Commission prosecutors are still reviewing the citations and the case is pending.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on April 02, 2012, 01:34:19 PM
Bloomington Police Inquire About Illinois Skeletal Remains
Lauren Spierer Missing Since June 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bloomington police are awaiting results of DNA tests after skeletal remains were found in a remote area of eastern Illinois.

The remains were found March 10 in woods near the town of Newton, Ill., WEHT-TV reported.

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http://www.theindychannel.com/news/30817040/detail.html


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 07:30:28 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-04-03/missing-indiana-student-Lauren-Spierer/53980028/1
Investigators seek clues for missing Indiana student's case
April 3, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS – Bloomington, Ind., police investigating the 2011 disappearance of an Indiana University student are awaiting DNA test results of skeletal remains found in a remote area in eastern Illinois.
Later this month, the results from the Illinois State Crime Lab will determine whether the remains are those of Lauren Spierer, from Greenburgh, N.Y. Capt. Joe Qualters of the Bloomington police said the body was found in mid-March in Newton, Ill., about 100 miles west of Bloomington.

This is the latest in a still-ongoing search for Spierer, 20, who disappeared June 3, 2011, after a night out with friends.

"Any situation where we become aware of a body that has been found, we're certainly going to pursue it to determine if it's related to our case," Qualters said. "We've had several of these along the way."

Qualters said detectives have inquired to other agencies about at least 10 bodies found in the Indianapolis and Bloomington areas, hoping to end the prolonged search.

But 10 months since Spierer disappeared, the search continues and closure evades those who are seeking it.
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Meanwhile, Spierer's family has set up a website called findLauren.com, as well as a PayPal account for donations to support the search.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on April 04, 2012, 01:09:16 PM
Coroner: Remains in Illinois are not from Lauren Speirer

Hopes for solving the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer have met another setback.

An Illinois coroner says skeletal remains found March 10 were not Speirer's, said Jasper County (Ill.) Coroner Jason Meyer

Anthropologists from Southern Illinois University determined the remains were from a male.

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http://www.indystar.com/article/20120404/NEWS02/204040362/Coroner-Remains-Illinois-not-from-Lauren-Speirer?odyssey=nav%7Chead


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 05, 2012, 10:30:35 AM
Thanks NR -- was just reading that.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 23, 2012, 05:02:08 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120423/NEWS/304230114/Lauren-Spierer-case-Charlene-Spierer-believes-her-daughter-no-longer-alive

Lauren Spierer case: Charlene Spierer believes her daughter is no longer alive
4:28 PM, Apr. 23, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — The mother of missing college student Lauren Spierer paused for a moment, tears welling up in her eyes as she gave a different answer to a question she’s been asked numerous times since last June — do you believe your daughter is alive?

“I don’t,” she said softly.

Charlene Spierer revealed her change of perspective in the first interview she and her husband, Robert, have given in months, as they returned to Bloomington as the one-year anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance nears.

“We’re trying to be realistic,” Robert Spierer said. “We know that if she had the chance to reach out to us, she would have done it.”

Still, they’re pushing forward with their effort to find their daughter, take her home and bring justice to whoever was responsible.

Some of the people she hung out with that night remain persons of interest in the ongoing criminal investigation, and the young woman’s parents continue to question their truthfulness — even after their private investigator interviewed a couple of them.

“I feel if she never met Corey Rossman, she’d be alive today,” Robert Spierer said of one of the students she was with that night. “His claim of memory loss is laughable.”

“He’s a perfect example of someone who only cares about self-preservation, without any thought for another human being,” he added.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 24, 2012, 12:58:18 AM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierers-parents-call-out-those-who-last-saw-her-20120423,0,396300.column

Lauren Spierer's parents call out those who last saw her
Rob Spierer: "I hope their failures haunt them for the rest of their lives."
9:43 p.m. EDT, April 23, 2012
Bloomington, Ind.

As the one year anniversary of Lauren Spierer's disappearance quickly approaches, her parents are back in Bloomington, trying to re-energize the search for her.

Rob and Charlene Spierer sat down with Fox59 Monday, and called out several people who last saw their daughter.

"I think for some reason, they're afraid and I simply don't understand it," said Rob Spierer.

Among the remaining persons of interest is Corey Rossman, who told police he does not remember anything the night Lauren disappeared, because he was punched .

"It's been impossible to get information from Cory Rossman, because he refuses to speak to us," said Rob Spierer.

Rossman's roommate, Mike Beth, has talked with private investigators hired by the Spierers. However, they don't know what to believe since none of the young men have taken police polygraphs.

"They've all refused to take police polygraphs," said Rob Spierer. "Some have taken their own private polygraphs and flaunted that fact, but quite frankly, we're not impressed."

Last fall, the Spierers were able to have a sit down conversation with Jay Rosenbaum, but they said, they left that meeting unsatisfied.

"It wasn't particularly informative for us," said Rob Spierer. "I think, perhaps, he knew what he wanted to say and he said that."
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 24, 2012, 09:02:54 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120424/NEWS/304240078/Lauren-Spierer-case-Robert-Spierer-says-person-interest-his-daughter-s-disappearance-liar-coward-

Lauren Spierer case: Robert Spierer says a person of interest in his daughter's disappearance is 'a liar and a coward'
Parents of missing student believe daughter is no longer alive
12:25 PM, Apr. 24, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — The father of missing college student Lauren Spierer has reached a conclusion about Corey Rossman after an exhaustive investigation by police and his family’s own private investigators. He told The Journal News in an exclusive interview:

“I think he’s a liar and a coward,” Robert Spierer said of the Indiana University senior, whose lawyer says his client has no memory of his final interactions with the 20-year-old.
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Rosenbaum, who was the last person to report seeing her, is another person of interest. Earlier that night, he hosted a party that Spierer and Rossman attended. He later joined them at Kilroy’s, according to her parents. When she showed up at Rosenbaum’s place again, he said, he tried to get her to sleep over on his couch, but let her leave after she showed she could walk.

The Spierers met with Rosenbaum in the fall, and had a private detective interview him. But they came away with the same impression they had before — that Rosenbaum is withholding information.
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Nearly all of the persons of interest will graduate in the spring.

“I initially felt we were up against the clock, but I don’t feel there’s a deadline on a person’s conscience,” Robert Spierer said. “I’m less concerned about them leaving Bloomington than I was initially.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 24, 2012, 09:11:57 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57419854-504083/lauren-spierer-case-parents-believe-missing-indiana-university-student-is-no-longer-alive/

April 24, 2012 10:53 AM
Lauren Spierer Case: Parents believe missing Indiana University student is no longer alive

(CBS) - The parents of Lauren Spierer, a Indiana University student who went missing last June, say they no longer believe their daughter is alive.

Pictures: Lauren Spierer

Robert and Charlene Spierer returned to Bloomington, Ind. this week, where they spoke with The Journal News, a local newspaper from just outside New York City, where the Spierer family is from.

When asked during the interview if she believed her daughter was still alive, Charlene Spierer responded, "I don't."

"We're trying to be realistic. We know that if she had the chance to reach out to us, she would have done it," Robert Spierer went on to tell the paper.
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Spierer's parents also said they were frustrated with what they see as a lack of cooperation from two IU students, Jay Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman, who were reportedly with her the night she went missing.

Robert Spierer asked the parents of the two students to "take their sons to the police station and allow for the law enforcement to (perform) polygraphs."

Although most of the persons of interest in the case will graduate in the spring, Robert Spierer told the paper that there is no "deadline on a person's conscience."


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 25, 2012, 11:39:54 PM
Lauren's father's plea is so heartbreaking. Why are her "friends" so heartless?  Surely, one of them can give a tip so that Lauren is found and can come home to her family.     :cry:

Video at link

http://www.lohud.com/article/20120425/NEWS/304250091/Lauren-Spierer-case-Robert-Spierer-makes-direct-appeal-information-his-daughter-s-disappearance?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer case: Robert Spierer makes direct appeal for information in his daughter's disappearance
10:14 AM, Apr. 25, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — The father of missing college student Lauren Spierer is haunted by the possibility that whoever is behind his daughter’s disappearance is reading this story or watching the video featured on LoHud.com.

So with tempered anger, Robert Spierer turned to the camera and spoke directly to that person or people in hopes they will finally come forward and ease his family's pain.

“We need compassion, we need caring, we need humanity,” he said. “We just need a shred of feeling to help us find our daughter and get closure.”

In an exclusive interview, he told The Journal News, “We’ve begged, we’ve pleaded. We don’t know how else to say it. But we need your help and, whatever you need, whatever you want, we’ll do to get our daughter back.”

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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 30, 2012, 11:29:34 PM
http://www.facebook.com/events/243566279084955/

Tie Bloomington in Blue for Lauren Spierer
Event for Voices For Lauren Spierer · By Shelly Leonard.
Thursday, May 3, 2012.

4:00pm in EDT.
let's meet at Smallwood

By now, everyone recognizes Lauren's poster, her face, and her information. I would like to do something new to spark interest in her case and hopefully encourage the truth from those that know what happened. I would like to tie blue ribbons around the trees and possibly the sign posts in Bloomington. Light Blue has become the signature color of Lauren Spierer so we will be using light blue ribbon. I will provide some ribbon but if everyone attending could bring blue ribbon and scissors as well then we will be able to cover more areas. I would suggest wide ribbon so that it is sturdier and more visible on the trees. If we do get thinner ribbon we can possibly use that for smaller trees or signposts. Make sure it is light blue. This will be a joint effort from the groups Where is Lauren Spierer AND Voices for Lauren Spierer. #findLauren
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 03, 2012, 11:52:10 AM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/bloomington-police-probe-possible-tie-between-clyde-gibson-and-lauren-spierer

Bloomington Police probe possible tie between Clyde Gibson and Lauren Spierer
Updated: Thursday, 03 May 2012, 11:27 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 03 May 2012, 11:15 AM EDT
 
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Bloomington Police Department is investigating a possible connection between a southern Indiana man suspected of murdering multiple women and the disappearance of Lauren Spierer.
 
The department on Thursday said a detective has been assigned to inquire with New Albany investigators about the Clyde Gibson case.
 
Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 21, disappeared after a night out with friends in June. Bloomington Police officials say there’s no indication that Gibson may be tied to Spierer’s disappearance.
 
“We view this as the responsible thing to do as part of our ongoing investigation and it is much like the inquiries we make on unidentified bodies that become known to us from other jurisdictions,” Bloomington Police Capt. Joe Qualters said in a written statement. ”We are certainly interested in anyone who comes to the attention of law enforcement for targeting women as victims.”
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on May 04, 2012, 12:29:59 PM
Murder Suspect Probed for Link to Lauren Spierer

http://www.thedailyhastings.com/news/murder-suspect-probed-link-lauren-spierer


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 05, 2012, 04:15:31 PM
Video at link

http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Gov-Daniels-signs-Lifeline-Law-inspired-by-missing-IU-student-150239985.html

Gov. Daniels signs 'Lifeline' Law inspired by missing IU student
By Jenny Dolph
Story Created: May 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT
(Story Updated: May 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM EDT )

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a new law granting immunity to people who call 9-1-1 after drinking too much.
 
The bill was inspired by missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 08, 2012, 08:35:52 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/31027487/detail.html

Spierer Family Marks Year Since Last Day With Her
Mother's Day Sad Occasion For Missing Student's Family
POSTED: 10:08 am EDT May 8, 2012
UPDATED: 10:13 am EDT May 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The family of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student missing for nearly a year, marked a sad occasion on Tuesday, a year since the last day they spent with their daughter.

May 8, 2011, was Mother's Day, about three weeks from June 3, the last day Spierer was seen as she walked toward home after a night of partying.

The family posted a wistful message on its Facebook page.
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https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates

May 8, 2011 – Mother’s Day…the last day we spent with Lauren.

How could a year have passed so quickly? Lauren, you are in our hearts every minute of every day. We remain committed to finding the answers, which will bring you home. We will never stop looking for you.
All our love always,
Mom, Dad and Rebecca
 
Consider the possibility that the person you are with today holds the key to unlock this mystery. Consider the possibility that the person you are with today is responsible for Lauren’s disappearance. Anything Small Could be Big. Make the call. Hoping today is the day.
 
Bloomington Police Department – 812.339.4477
 Beau Dietl Associates – 800.777.9366
 helpfindlauren@gmail.com
 Find Lauren – PO Box 1226 – Bloomington, IN 47402
 www.findlauren.com


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on May 15, 2012, 01:29:13 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/group-aims-to-make-100-lauren-spierer-posters
Group aims to make 100 Lauren Spierer posters
May 14, 2012

NDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - As the one year anniversary of Lauren Spierer’s disappearance nears, the group advocating for the Indiana University student is asking people to submit photos for posters.

The website created for updates on the Spierer case announced the project on Friday. It’s being called an online photo project.
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Organizers hope to get 100 posters made. As of Monday morning, around a dozen had been created.

People interested in taking part are asked to submit photos by tweeting using the hashtag #FindLauren or emailing them to newsonlaurens@gmail.com . The photos can be anything that remind the person of Lauren Spierer.

Once submitted, organizers will turn the photo into a poster. To view the posters created thus far, visit http://findlauren.tumblr.com .


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on May 17, 2012, 12:05:36 PM
Search for Lauren Spierer takes on new digital form
Online poster project gains momentum

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-search-for-lauren-spierer-takes-on-new-digital-form-20120515,0,4497595.column


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on May 17, 2012, 12:06:39 PM
FBI: Southern Indiana man could possibly be serial killer

NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- Federal investigators think a Southern Indiana man may be a serial killer.

They’re ramping up a multijurisdictional investigation. Investigators say William Gibson is behind at least three murders.
Police looking into missing IU student Lauren Spierer's case have been closely monitoring it to see if there's a connection.

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http://www.abc57.com/home/top-stories/Police-Southern-Indiana-man-could-possibly-be-serial--151513315.html


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 23, 2012, 09:54:04 PM
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/344629/20120523/lauren-spierer-missing-william-gibson-update-clyde.htm

Lauren Spierer Still Missing As Police Investigate William Clyde Gibson In Co-Ed's Disappearance
May 23, 2012 3:30 PM EDT

Nearly a year after missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared, authorities are looking into whether multiple murder suspect William Clyde Gibson was involved in the 21-year-old blonde's disappearance.

While Bloomington, Ind., police will investigate whether Gibson, 54, is tied to Spierer's June 2011 disappearance, they're not optimistic that there will be a connection, the Journal News reported.

"We have no indication that there is any connection to Lauren's case, but we are certainly interested in anyone who comes to the attention of law enforcement for targeting women as victims," Bloomington police Capt. Joseph Qualters said. "That is the sole purpose for the inquiry."
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on May 31, 2012, 01:34:03 PM
Police: Several 'credible tips' received weekly in Lauren Spierer case
Police said the investigation is still "very active" and several "credible" tips come in on a weekly basis.

The Bloomington Police Department released a statement Thursday, just days before the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

Police said the investigation is still “very active” and several “credible” tips come in on a weekly basis.  They stated the tips include information that has obvious relevance or correlation to information already known to investigators. 

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http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-credible-tips-bloomington-police-lauren-spierer-police-several-credible-tips-received-weekly-regarding-lauren-spierers-disappearance-20120531,0,6430119.column


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on June 03, 2012, 01:42:32 AM
IU student Lauren Spierer's disappearance remains a mystery one year later
 9:40 PM, Jun. 2, 2012  |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A year ago this morning, Indiana University student Lauren Spierer walked around the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue and was never seen again.

The last 366 days have seen an unprecedented collective effort to find her. Volunteer searchers sometimes numbered a thousand a day. Professional searchers -- local, county, university, state and federal law enforcement officers -- devoted untold hours to the cause. The Indiana State Police, not even the lead agency in the hunt, deployed 192 officers who spent 1,332 hours searching for Spierer.

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http://www.indystar.com/article/20120602/LOCAL/206020387/IU-student-Lauren-Spierer-s-disappearance-remains-mystery-one-year-later?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CIndyStar.com


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 03, 2012, 08:37:52 AM
The article below gives a fairly good summary of the case when read in it's entirety.  

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/03/one-year-after-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer-disappeared-parents/
One year after Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared, parents cling to hope
By Cristina Corbin
June 3, 2012


(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/660/371/Spierer1.JPG)
Where Is Lauren Spierer?
Police are searching for Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, who disappeared June 3, 2011. Spierer, a 20-year-old fashion merchandising major, was last seen walking toward her apartment complex in downtown Bloomington.
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Do the young men who last saw Spierer alive know her fate? Or did she fall victim to a stranger abduction as she walked in the dark, alone and inebriated, a short distance toward her home?    

Bo Dietl, a New York-based private investigator hired by the Spierer family, said “all options remain on the table.”

“At this point, no one has been eliminated,” Deitl told FoxNews.com. “Everyone is still a suspect as far as knowing what happened to Lauren.”

Robert Spierer and his wife, Charlene, say they believe the group of male students – including Rossman’s roommate, Mike Beth – know more than what they’ve told investigators.

“Obviously we don’t feel they’ve done everything in their power to be of assistance to us,” Robert Spierer said.
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Last August, the FBI scoured the Sycamore Ridge Landfill in Pimento for any clues in the case. Authorities are also probing a possible connection between Spierer and accused serial killer William Clyde Gibson, a 54-year-old convicted sex offender linked to the deaths of at least three women more than 100 miles away. The remains of one of the victims – 35-year-old mother Stephanie Kirk – were found buried in the backyard of Gibson’s home in New Albany, Ind. Police have so far determined no connection between Spierer and Gibson.

Video at Link


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 03, 2012, 09:19:12 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2012/06/03/news.whos-who-in-the-lauren-spierer-case-then-and-now.sto

Who’s who in the Lauren Spierer case, then and now
June 3, 2012, last update: 6/3 @ 4:03 pm

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Each young man is considered a person of interest in the case, though not named publicly by police. None of the men have been cleared by police, and none responded to emails from The Herald-Times.
 
The men and their attorneys

Jesse Wolff, 22, of Port Washington, N.Y.

Then: He was Spierer’s boyfriend of two years. Spierer was still in Bloomington at the start of last summer because she was waiting for Wolff to finish his summer class at IU. The two had planned to travel home to the East Coast together.
 
Now: Wolff graduated from IU in December 2011 after studying management at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
 
The Spierers haven’t spoken with Wolff since September, but say he met with the private investigators they hired from New York City’s Beau Dietl & Associates.
 
Joe Lozano, Wolff’s attorney

Then: Lozano said Wolff called Spierer’s parents to let them know their daughter was missing and spoke to police before hiring a lawyer.
 
Now: He maintains that his client has always cooperated: “Like everyone else, we want the case to be solved and we want her to be found.”
 
David Rohn, 20, of New York, N.Y.

Then: Rohn knew Spierer through Smallwood, and was part of a group that attended the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with her.
 
Now: Rohn will be a senior at IU in the fall, studying recreational sport management at the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
 
Ron Chapman, Bloomington attorney who consulted with Rohn

Then: Chapman said Rohn cooperated with police early in the investigation. Chapman confirmed Rohn received a phone call at 4:15 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, but did not answer it.
 
Now: Chapman said he talked to Rohn briefly about six months ago. He said Rohn met with the Spierers’ private investigators for more than two hours and “extensively” answered all of their questions and that he passed a polygraph examination administered by the FBI in New York City.
 
Chapman said he still doesn’t know who called Rohn at 4:15 that morning.

Mike Beth, 21, of Morganville, N.J.

Then: Corey Rossman’s roommate at 5 North Townhomes. He was part of the group that attended the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with Spierer.
 
On the night of her disappearance, Spierer visited with Beth at his apartment. His attorney said that Beth was home writing papers for class.
 
Now: Beth graduated from IU in May. He studied telecommunication, business and marketing for telecommunications.
 
Chapman is also Beth’s attorney

Then: Chapman said Beth was interviewed by police and provided DNA samples to authorities.
 
Now: Chapman said he talked to Beth about six months ago, and that he passed a polygraph examination conducted by a private company.
 
Chapman said he thinks he’s done serving in a legal capacity for both Beth and Rohn. “I think my involvement’s finished. They don’t need the legal advice from anyone anymore,” he said. “I think they’ve cooperated to the fullest extent they could.”
 
Corey Rossman, 22, of Sharon, Mass.

Then: Video surveillance footage showed Spierer leaving her apartment building for a night out and returning to Smallwood with Rossman, who reported he got into an altercation, but said he doesn’t remember what happened. The two then left Smallwood, and went through an alley to 5 North Townhomes and visited Rossman’s apartment.
 
Now: Rossman will be a senior in the fall at IU, studying real estate finance at the Kelley School of Business. He does not have an expected graduation date set because “he has moved off his original timetable,” university spokesman Mark Land said.
 
The Spierers have never spoken with Rossman. Charlene Spierer refuses to. And Robert Spierer has called his account of the night “laughable.”
 
Carl Salzmann, Rossman’s attorney

Then: Salzmann and Rossman met with Bloomington police the afternoon of June 10.
 
Now: Salzmann reports he has not had much contact with Rossman in the past several months. Concerning the report of the altercation at Smallwood: “I think the police know exactly who did it. Apparently, lots of people have seen the tape. We’ve never been shown it.”
 
Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, 21, of West Bloomfield, Mich.

Then: Rosenbaum lived two doors down from Rossman and Beth at 5 North Townhomes. Rosenbaum said he last saw Spierer at the corner of 11th and College about 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 3.
 
The Spierers have spoken directly to Rosenbaum during a meeting with attorneys in the fall. The Spierers asked Rosenbaum to give his account of that night. They say the information he provided didn’t help them. Rosenbaum has also met with the Spierers’ private investigators.
 
Now: Rosenbaum graduated from IU in May after studying at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
 
James Voyles and Jennifer Lukemeyer, Rosenbaum’s attorneys

Then: Issued a statement on June 27, saying Rosenbaum has cooperated and continues to cooperate with police and passed a polygraph, which has also been provided to investigators.
 
Now: The attorneys did not return phone calls or emails from The Herald-Times.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 03, 2012, 09:48:11 PM
A 7-page article with video and related links.  Gives new accounts of happenings the night Lauren disappeared.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20120603/NEWS02/306030045/Lauren-Spierer-mystery-New-accounts-say-she-staggered-away-after-night-heavy-drinking-drug-use?odyssey=mod|defcon|text|Frontpage (http://www.lohud.com/article/20120603/NEWS02/306030045/Lauren-Spierer-mystery-New-accounts-say-she-staggered-away-after-night-heavy-drinking-drug-use?odyssey=mod|defcon|text|Frontpage)

Lauren Spierer mystery: New accounts say she staggered away after night of heavy drinking, drug use
9:34 PM, Jun 2, 2012

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On the night she vanished, Lauren Spierer’s eye was starting to blacken, she had smacked her skull, lost her keys, her shoes, her cellphone and her ID, and had to be carried up the street on the back of a guy she had met just a week earlier who told friends he had designs on her.
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One year later, police and private investigators hired by Spierer’s parents continue to scrutinize the statements and actions of friends who interacted with her before her disappearance, and they’re taking no one at their word.

“The last thing we have is her allegedly, and we use the word ‘allegedly,’ leaving that apartment,” said lead private investigator Bo Dietl, a former New York City detective whose firm has had three investigators working the case since last summer.Based on extensive interviews by the Journal News with witnesses, family members and the private investigators, a darker picture has emerged about how debilitated Spierer was that night and how common the culture of drug use and extreme drinking was in her social scene. All of it serves to make the failure of anyone to help in those final hours more glaring.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 03, 2012, 06:15:36 PM
http://findlauren.com/updates#announcements

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Announcements

July 3, 2012….
Posted: 1 hour 17 min ago

I cannot think of Lauren without thinking of the person responsible for her disappearance. Your lack of compassion will be repaid in kind…justice for Lauren will be served. Only then will you and your family know what a nightmare truly is.

Let today be the day someone starts the conversation, reaches out and shares what they know. Let today be the day someone thinks beyond their fears and actually considers what this never ending silence is doing to our family. Let today be the day you remember what Lauren meant to you.

Charlene Spierer
 
Find Lauren PO Box 1226 Bloomington, IN 47402
Tipline: 812.339.4477
Email: helpfindlauren@gmail.com
Beau Dietl Associates 800.777.9366
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 14, 2012, 08:23:50 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120714/NEWS02/120714002/Lauren-Spierer-case-Family-waits-information-about-skull-found-river

Lauren Spierer case: Family waits for information about skull found in river
6:54 PM, Jul 14, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — After a dozen false alarms, Robert Spierer told The Journal News/LoHud.com today that he has no reason to believe that a human skull found in an Indianapolis river is that of his missing daughter — but he’s anxious to find out regardless.

“We don’t have any information,” Spierer said. “We’re just waiting like everybody else.”

Bloomington police called the family to notify them of the grisly discovery, made by a local fisherman a week ago. The skull was about six feet from the east bank of the White River underneath the Raymond Street Bridge in Indianapolis, about 60 miles from the Bloomington, Ind., street were 20-year-old Lauren Spierer was last seen on June 3, 2011.

Divers from the Indianapolis Fire Department combed a stretch of the river after the skull was found, but failed to find other body parts, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. It could take weeks to determine the age and gender of the skull.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 17, 2012, 12:10:46 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/16/identification-human-skull-found-in-indianapolis-river-will-take-weeks-coroner/

Identification of human skull found in Indianapolis river will take weeks, coroner says
Published July 16, 2012

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Chief Deputy Coroner Alfarena Ballew said the skull, found last week in the White River, appears to have been in the water "about a year." Ballew said it will take several weeks to determine the race and gender of the skull -- and possibly the identity if authorities are able to extract DNA or match it with dental records of missing persons in a national database.
 
Lauren Spierer, 20, of Greenburgh , N.Y., disappeared from Indianapolis a little more than a year ago on June 3, 2011. She was last seen in the early morning -- standing barefoot and alone -- on the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington, Ind., according to the woman's acquaintance and college classmate Jay Rosenbaum.
 
Rosenbaum claims he watched the petite, blonde-haired student walk from his building toward her off-campus apartment complex some three blocks away around 4:30 a.m. the morning she disappeared. Rosenbaum’s last reported sighting of Spierer followed a night of partying among a loose group of college friends and acquaintances.
 
The skull was found by a local fisherman near the east bank of the White River in an area about 60 miles from the street corner where Spierer was last seen. Ballew told FoxNews.com that the skull is now with a forensic anthropologist, who is working to determine the age, race and gender of the victim. Once that is established, authorities will try to match it with dental records of missing persons who fit the profile, she said. They will also try to extract DNA from it. 
 
"We have never had a case where we've had to extract DNA from a skull only," Ballew said, noting that authorities have not recovered any other body parts.
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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/16/identification-human-skull-found-in-indianapolis-river-will-take-weeks-coroner/#ixzz20qhaewg6


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 03, 2012, 12:18:59 AM
http://newsonlaurens.blogspot.com/2012/08/letter-from-charlene-spierer.html

Letter from Charlene Spierer
August 2, 2012

To Whom This May Concern:

It sickens me to write to you once again, but I have no choice.   Time continues to pass and I cannot let you forget about Lauren.    Rebecca recently said she holds close those people who knew Lauren.   I realized in that moment that our lives will be forever defined as the time before Lauren disappeared and the time after.   Another thing you and I share, the before and the after.  For me, living without Lauren, it’s the little things in my day-to-day life which are the most difficult.  The things that aren’t mentioned.  Getting mail addressed to Lauren, walking past her room just as she left it the last time she was home, still waiting for her return.  The unpacked boxes I cannot bear to move.  The notice Rob has hidden away among so many other pieces of mail, from the Department of Motor Vehicles.  It’s Lauren’s.  It arrived shortly before her 21st birthday.  We try to shield each other from more pain.  It is impossible to do. 

On June 4, 2011, we were hoping for Lauren’s rescue.  That’s what the Bloomington Police Department was hoping for as well.  As time passed, we were hoping for Lauren’s recovery.  Today we are waiting to find out if the remains found in the White River belong to Lauren.  We wait along with other families of missing loved ones.  It could take as long as eight weeks.  That’s 80,640 minutes of agony.  We are waiting to find out if a skull found in the White River might be Lauren’s.  It’s chilling to say the words.  I find it incomprehensible that if by chance you are reading this, you know the answer already.   I recently read that the White River is 362 miles long.  I am guessing that if you placed Lauren in a body of water, the current could have relocated her to another area.   I can’t say that I have read anything about decomposition or what might happen to a body that has been in water for over a year.  Though this past year has taught me things I never would have expected to learn, decomposition is one area I refuse to explore.   Lauren’s DNA and dental records are on file with CODIS.  “CODIS is the acronym for the “Combined DNA Index System” and is the generic term used to describe the FBI’s program of support for criminal justice DNA databases as well as the software used to run those databases. The National DNA Index System or NDIS is considered one part of CODIS, the national level, containing the DNA profiles contributed by federal, state, and local participating forensic laboratories.” We continue to wait for the results from the Marion County coroner’s office. 

You may or may not be a parent.  Somehow I doubt that you are a parent.  I guarantee you have no idea what it’s like, waiting to find out if the remains recovered from any number of places are those of your child.   I hope I am making you uncomfortable.  I hope you have as many sleepless nights as I have.  I hope that some day, your parents, your siblings, your friends will all be in a courtroom when your true self is revealed, the self which was born on June 3, 2011 when you took Lauren from us.

We were shocked when several people hired attorneys within days of Lauren’s disappearance.   Five young men, five attorneys.   I’m still not sure why they felt it was necessary.  I know hiring an attorney is not an admission of guilt, however it leads me to believe there was something to hide.   Questions remain unanswered and law enforcement polygraphs remain untaken.  We are still without Lauren.  Did you hire an attorney?   I wonder if you are among those who continue to refuse to cooperate with the Bloomington Police Department.  You can well imagine, a year later, those conducting the investigation have more questions which need to be answered.  And yet those that could help, refuse to do so.   Who are you?  Did you go on any searches?   Maybe you were no longer in Bloomington as thousands helped look for Lauren.  Did you use Lauren’s disappearance to your advantage?   Have we met?  Time will tell.  So many questions.   I will never forgive those who could have helped and did not.  Though I doubt my sentiments matter to you, I will never forget you for as long as I live. I hope that every time you look into a mirror you remember the choices you made on June 3, 2011.  I hope with every breath you take, you remember Lauren.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: KittyMom on August 03, 2012, 12:26:34 AM
That's just heartbreaking.   :smt085


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 03, 2012, 01:06:53 PM
It is heartbreaking, KittyMom.  Charlene reminds me of Beth Holloway, both of them have the same determination and courage to find their daughters.  Bless them!
 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 03, 2012, 01:10:01 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120803/NEWS02/308030049/Lauren-Spierer-Tooth-may-help-parents-get-speedier-answer-about-Indiana-skull

Lauren Spierer: Tooth may help parents get speedier answer about Indiana skull
12:32 AM, Aug 3, 2012

Lauren Spierer’s parents may learn within a matter of days whether a human skull found July 8 is that of their missing daughter, the Marion County, Ind., Coroner’s Office told The Journal News.

It would typically take eight weeks to get test results on a human skull, but forensic experts are extracting a tooth from the skull that will be cross-referenced with dental records for Spierer that are already on file, Deputy Coroner Alfarena Ballew said.

“We certainly want to relieve any stress the family is going through,” Ballew said, discussing the measure she said would probably allow authorities to rule Spierer in or out before other test results are known.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 06, 2012, 07:50:59 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20120806/NEWS/308060078/Lauren-Spierer-Coroner-evaluate-pathology-report-week-found-skull-DNA-test-follow?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Lauren Spierer: Coroner to evaluate pathology report this week on found skull; DNA test to follow
5:05 PM, Aug 6, 2012

Lauren Spierer’s parents’ quest for answers may end this week as new tests shed light on the gender, ethnicity and age of a skull found last month in Indianapolis, the Marion County, Ind., coroner’s office told The Journal News today.

The information should be included in a pathologist’s report that the coroner’s office is expected to receive this week, senior deputy coroner Michelle Willis said.

“Hopefully we can at least know some prelimary findings, like race and gender,” she said.

If the skull, found in the White River by a fisherman on July 8, is identified as anything but a young caucasian woman, the office can rule out Spierer. If it does fit her basic profile, then the office will determine whether it is Spierer through a dental analysis.

Deputy coroner Alfarena Ballew told the paper last week that a tooth would be cross-referenced with Spierer’s dental records. Willis said the office has since decided that subsequent DNA testing of the tooth is necessary to prove a connection.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on August 09, 2012, 01:31:54 PM
Man Found With Guns Was Watching Bloomington Bar
Last updated on Thursday, August 09, 2012

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Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters says the man police that it was 66 yards from his position to the front door of Kilroy's and that he had been watching people come and go all evening.

The man also asked officers several questions about missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, who was at the sports bar the night she disappeared, and claimed he had met her two years ago at a shooting range, police said.

"He made some odd statements that were of concern to the officers, even making reference to the ongoing investigation of the Lauren Spierer case," said Qualters. "At that time, he was brought to the Bloomington Police Department and was interviewed."

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http://www.wbiw.com/local/archives/2012/08/man_found_with_guns_was_watchi.php


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on August 09, 2012, 01:33:34 PM
Lauren Spierer disappearance: Family awaits coroner report
Testing done to see if skull belongs to missing student

12:18 AM, Aug 7, 2012

Lauren Spierer’s parents’ quest for answers may end this week as new tests shed light on the gender, ethnicity and age of a skull found last month in Indianapolis, the Marion County, Ind., Coroner’s Office told The Journal News.

The information should be included in a pathologist’s report that the Coroner’s Office is expected to receive this week, Senior Deputy Coroner Michelle Willis said.

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http://www.lohud.com/article/BH/20120807/NEWS/308070037/Lauren-Spierer-disappearance-Family-awaits-coroner-report?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on August 10, 2012, 05:07:42 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-coroner-skull-found-in-white-river-not-connected-to-spierer-case-20120810,0,6717256.column (http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-coroner-skull-found-in-white-river-not-connected-to-spierer-case-20120810,0,6717256.column)

Coroner: Skull found in White River not connected to Spierer case

Preliminary findings show the skull has characteristics consistent with those of an East or Southeast Asian man.



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on August 12, 2012, 12:03:16 PM
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-coroner-skull-found-in-white-river-not-connected-to-spierer-case-20120810,0,6717256.column (http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-coroner-skull-found-in-white-river-not-connected-to-spierer-case-20120810,0,6717256.column)

Coroner: Skull found in White River not connected to Spierer case

Preliminary findings show the skull has characteristics consistent with those of an East or Southeast Asian man.

What a disappointment for one family and a relief for another.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on August 13, 2012, 05:41:38 AM
How true...


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 29, 2012, 12:29:44 AM
Image of ring at link

http://www.wdrb.com/story/19401451/spierer-family-hopes-ring-prompts-new-tips

Spierer family hopes ring prompts new tips
Posted: Aug 28, 2012 7:30 PM CDT Updated: Aug 28, 2012 7:31 PM CDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- The family of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has posted online a photo of a ring similar to one they believe she was wearing the night she disappeared from Bloomington, Ind., in June of last year.
 
A family Facebook page that publicizes the search said, "Lauren was wearing a ring similar to this one the night she disappeared. It was a gift for her 20th Birthday. Anything small could lead to answers. If you have any information about Lauren's disappearance please contact us.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on September 06, 2012, 10:44:14 AM
Police: Man attacks IU student walking home from bar where Spierer last seen
Posted on September 6, 2012 at 6:31 AM
Updated today at 8:41 AM

(http://media.whas11.com/images/iu+attack+suspect.jpg)
A composite sketch of a suspect in an attack near the IU campus in Bloomington. If you recognize this man call your local police department.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Police are beefing up patrols around the Indiana University after woman was attacked near campus Monday morning.

The 21-year-old was attacked as she was walking home from Kilroy's Bar – the same bar where missing IU student Lauren Spierer was last seen.

The victim said a man in hid 40's asked for directions then grabbed her hair, forced her to the ground and tried to sexually assault her. She used pepper spray and got away.

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http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Police-Man-attacks-IU-student-walking-home-from-same-bar-where-Spierer-last-seen-168740866.html


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on September 06, 2012, 10:45:27 AM
Lauren Spierer: Police investigate rape attempt near Indiana University for possible link
11:26 PM, Sep 5, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — Bloomington police are investigating whether an attempted rape early Monday near the Indiana University campus has any connection to the case of missing IU student Lauren Spierer.

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http://www.lohud.com/article/20120906/NEWS02/309060059/Lauren-Spierer-Police-investigate-rape-attempt-near-Indiana-University-possible-link


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 04, 2012, 11:34:43 PM
Video at link

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-bo-dietl-knows-arbys-and-a-high-profile-investigation-in-indiana-20121004,0,5135217.column

Bo Dietl knows Arby's and a high profile investigation in Indiana
4:20 p.m. EDT, October 4, 2012

Indianapolis
The grieving parents of Lauren Spierer brought in New York Detective Bo Dietl to be one of the front men to investigate their daughter’s disappearance. But now, Dietl is also the front man for Arby’s.
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Dietl also said he’s got boots on the ground in Indiana looking for answers for the Spierers.

"These are the best detectives in the world," Dietl said."They're working the case day to day. We are actively as we speak now, actively involved with Spierer with two of my detectives, actively involved with it right as we speak."

He said he has emotional ties for the family and is hoping for a break.

"They had all these boys that were there and somebody knows something and we're hoping that someone feels for the family to get some kind of closure for the family," Dietl said.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on October 17, 2012, 09:22:05 AM
Video at link

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-bo-dietl-knows-arbys-and-a-high-profile-investigation-in-indiana-20121004,0,5135217.column

Bo Dietl knows Arby's and a high profile investigation in Indiana
4:20 p.m. EDT, October 4, 2012

Indianapolis
The grieving parents of Lauren Spierer brought in New York Detective Bo Dietl to be one of the front men to investigate their daughter’s disappearance. But now, Dietl is also the front man for Arby’s.
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Dietl also said he’s got boots on the ground in Indiana looking for answers for the Spierers.

"These are the best detectives in the world," Dietl said."They're working the case day to day. We are actively as we speak now, actively involved with Spierer with two of my detectives, actively involved with it right as we speak."

He said he has emotional ties for the family and is hoping for a break.

"They had all these boys that were there and somebody knows something and we're hoping that someone feels for the family to get some kind of closure for the family," Dietl said.
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Still praying!


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 23, 2012, 12:51:02 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family shared a link.
18 hours ago.

I know someone has the information that could help us find Lauren. Maybe you feel it is too late to help Lauren and so why bother. What you might not be considering is the heartache your lack of action has caused our family and friends.
The not knowing is almost unbearable. When I asked someone recently, why they thought no one was coming forward they gave two reasons…one was people are afraid that by sharing what they know they might get into trouble. The other reason was fear of being exposed through the media. Truly, could those be the reasons you are hesitating? If you know what happened the night of Lauren's disappearance, or if you have any information, please get in touch with me, either through this Facebook page or through any of the other avenues we have provided. Even if it is just to start the conversation, even if it is just to say you have information. If you have written an anonymous letter and feel you now have the courage to come forward, I beg you to do so. What we want more than anything is to show Lauren the respect she deserves by bringing her home. Hasn't she already paid for her mistakes with the ultimate sacrifice? Please…anything small could be big.

Charlene Spierer
 
www.findlauren.com
 helpfindlauren@gmail.com
 Bloomington Police Department: 812.339.4477
 Find Lauren PO Box 1226 Bloomington, IN 47402
 Beau Dietl & Associates 800.777.9366


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on November 02, 2012, 10:32:59 AM
Mother Of Missing IU Student Lauren Spierer Reaches Out Again
Last updated on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BLOOMINGTON) - The mother of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has reached out again for any information that would help locate her daughter.

Charlene Spierer posted a letter on the family's Facebook page Monday night asking for someone with information to "please get in touch with me."

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http://www.wbiw.com/local/archives/2012/10/mother_of_missing_iu_student_l.php


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 09, 2012, 07:49:10 PM
http://www.wbiw.com/local/archives/2012/11/lauren_spierers_family_to_appe.php

Lauren Spierer's Family To Appear On "Katie" Talk Show
Last updated on Friday, November 09, 2012

(UNDATED) - The case of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer will be in the national spotlight when her parents appear on “Katie.”
 
Robert and Charlene Spierer are set to tape a segment for Katie Couric's daytime talkshow Monday.

The episode could air sometime next week.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 15, 2012, 10:02:21 PM
http://www.wave3.com/story/20102065/iu-students-present-lauren-project-to-spierers

IU students present "Lauren Project" to Spierers
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 10:11 PM CST Updated: Nov 14, 2012 10:11 PM CST

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Robert and Charlene Spierer flew in from New York to listen to students' ideas. It's more than a lesson to them, it's a legacy.
 
"The most important thing here is for them to be thinking about safety, for them to be considering how they make their lives and their friends' lives better," Robert Spierer said.
 
"It would be so nice to see it go forth and to do some good somewhere, because it's a tragedy for our family, so something positive would be great," Charlene Spierer added.
 
From all-hours safe ride escorts to "Hoosier Buddy" systems to video campaigns, most presentations focused on the campus culture at night. That's when many students, just like Lauren, still walk alone.
 
"The harsh reality is there are so many people walking home alone at 2 am. I'm a freshman and I see it all the time," said IU student Alyssa Sheets.
 
Other student groups in the class suggested creating a smartphone app that would include Lauren's story, campus safety resources and connections to cab companies to get students home unharmed.
 
"I was quite impressed and I think that this is a great starting point," Robert Spierer said. "Some of these ideas were absolutely terrific and I would hate to see them die on the vine."
 
In fact, the Spierers hope they get explored more deeply and become a reality outside the classroom at IU and even on campuses nationwide. Students would like to see that too.
 
"They (the Spierers) came all the way here to hear these ideas and we wanted to make them ideas that could really help make sure that what happened to Lauren never happens again," said one of the students.
 
The Spierers say their daughter's case remains an active investigation. They continue to communicate with Bloomington Police and their own private detective, who are all working to find Lauren.
 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on November 29, 2012, 11:21:30 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20121129/NEWS/121129008/Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-to-appear-on-Katie-Couric-s-show?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7COPINION

Lauren Spierer's parents to appear on Katie Couric's show
8:38 AM, Nov 29, 2012

The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer have taped a TV interview with journalist Katie Couric to air next week.

Locally, the “Katie” show will air at 3 p.m. Monday on WRTV (Channel 6), said Paul Montgomery, WRTV’s director of audience development.
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The Spierers shared a post on Wednesday that read, in part:

“It is impossible to explain, as we continue to search for Lauren, what the experience of having a missing child is like..... (T)here is deafening silence. That silence compounds our frustration, our desperation and our grief in not having found Lauren. It threatens to be our undoing, but make no mistake, we will never give up.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on December 03, 2012, 01:52:46 PM

Lauren Spierer's parents to Katie Couric: We have been 'stonewalled' by Lauren's friends
The missing Indiana University college student's parents appear on 'Katie,' say they are still in the dark about what happened to their daughter, more than a year and a half after she vanished.
Monday, December 3, 2012, 1:30 PM


Missing Indiana University student and Westchester native Lauren Spierer’s parents slammed their daughter’s college pals for “stonewalling” them about key details from the night their daughter disappeared.

In a taped interview with Katie Couric set to air on Monday, Robert and Charlene Spierer, of Greenburgh, fumed at Lauren’s friends for maintaining a code of silence about what happened in the hours before she vanished on June 3, 2011.

"I'm angry. We've been stonewalled, to some extent, by the last people to see Lauren," Robert Spierer told Couric on her talkshow, “Katie,” in clips released by ABC.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/spierer-friends-stonewalling-parents-article-1.1212404?localLinksEnabled=false


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on December 03, 2012, 05:07:47 PM

Lauren Spierer's parents to Katie Couric: We have been 'stonewalled' by Lauren's friends
The missing Indiana University college student's parents appear on 'Katie,' say they are still in the dark about what happened to their daughter, more than a year and a half after she vanished.
Monday, December 3, 2012, 1:30 PM


Missing Indiana University student and Westchester native Lauren Spierer’s parents slammed their daughter’s college pals for “stonewalling” them about key details from the night their daughter disappeared.

In a taped interview with Katie Couric set to air on Monday, Robert and Charlene Spierer, of Greenburgh, fumed at Lauren’s friends for maintaining a code of silence about what happened in the hours before she vanished on June 3, 2011.

"I'm angry. We've been stonewalled, to some extent, by the last people to see Lauren," Robert Spierer told Couric on her talkshow, “Katie,” in clips released by ABC.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/spierer-friends-stonewalling-parents-article-1.1212404?localLinksEnabled=false

This has to be so difficult for the Spierer family.  Lauren's friends need to step up to the plate and tell what they know.  Actually maybe they aren't really friends at all if that's the game they're playing. 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on December 04, 2012, 05:56:01 PM
Lauren Spierer's Parents Tell Katie Couric: It Wasn't A Random Abduction (VIDEO)
Posted: 12/04/2012 4:13 pm EST

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/lauren-spierer-parents-katie-couric_n_2238323.html


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Northern Rose on December 04, 2012, 11:52:31 PM
Figures from Lauren Spierer Investigation Return to Spotlight
 12/4/2012 10:40:00 PM

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In the meantime, the last known person to have seen Spierer, Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, has broken his long-held media silence—but not to address the disappearance. In September, Rosenbaum gave an interview with a newspaper in West Bloomfield, Michigan, about his recently launched tech company. He was joined by business partner David Bleznak—a name familiar to Internet sleuths who claimed that Bleznak, a student at the University of Michigan and childhood friend of Rosenbaum, had tweeted from the Runcible Spoon, a Bloomington restaurant, the morning of Lauren’s disappearance on June 3. One of Rosenbaum’s attorneys later confirmed to IM that there were in fact “other people around” Rosenbaum’s apartment on the morning in question.   
 
And yet another figure from the Spierer investigation has found his way back into the spotlight: “celebrity” New York detective Bo Dietl. A private eye hired by the Spierers to aid in the search for their daughter, Dietl famously called Bloomington police chief Mike Dietkhoff a “Gomer Pyle.” He now stars in a series of national TV commercials for Arby's (ironically taking a slap at Subway, whose poster boy, Jared Fogle, began his famous “Subway diet” as an IU student residing in Bloomington).

http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/circlecitizen/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10474985


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 15, 2013, 11:49:54 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20130114/NEWS02/301140321/Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-open-up-People-magazine

Lauren Spierer's parents open up to People magazine
10:37 AM, Jan 14, 2013

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The Spierers said they hope by telling their daughter's story to a popular national magazine, they'll finally get the one lead that will bring them closure and bring their daughter home.

"Our sole objective is to get that one lead. Anything that we do. If we have one lead, it will have been worth it. That's our whole objective, to get that one person," Charlene Spierer told The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/SxeYx5 ) in a phone interview Friday evening after "Life without Lauren" hit newsstands.

In the article, the Spierers tell People magazine that police and investigators aren't getting tips or leads as frequently as they used to.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on January 17, 2013, 11:22:38 PM
Happy Birthday, Lauren.  :smt113

http://fox59.com/2013/01/17/family-left-with-despair-heartache-on-lauren-spierers-birthday/#axzz2IGnrcEIM

14 hours ago
Local News
Family left with ‘despair, heartache’ on Lauren Spierer’s birthday

The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer released an emotional letter on their daughter’s 22nd birthday Thursday.
 
“There will be no gifts mailed to Bloomington, no cake, no candles, no excited anticipation as the celebration of one so loved approaches,” wrote Rob and Charlene Spierer.
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Lauren’s family has worked tirelessly to find their daughter and to uncover new information surrounding her disappearance.  The family has organized and participated in numerous searches and several events to raise awareness for their missing loved one.
 
“We have no doubt that when Lauren is found, the next chapter of this horrible nightmare will begin anew,” read the new letter in part. “On June 3, 2011, a set of parents was born; unwavering in our desire to find our daughter and see that justice is served for a life ended too early. We remain… just as determined as day one.”
 
Bloomington police have named several persons of interests in the case, but there are no named suspects at this time.  Rob Spierer said it’s still an open and active investigation, but the leads have slowed down. He said he does not believe Lauren was abducted and that something went terribly wrong the night she vanished. Her parents said they don’t believe their daughter is alive but they still want to be able to bring her home, and give her a proper burial.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 03, 2013, 10:11:35 PM
 :sad:

http://fox59.com/2013/04/03/parents-of-missing-lauren-spierer-release-emotional-letter-as-iu-graduation-nears/#axzz2PQqYmURv

Parents of missing Lauren Spierer release emotional letter as IU graduation nears
(March 3, 2013)

Two months before the two year anniversary of Lauren Spierer’s disappearance, her parents released a new emotional letter Wednesday.

“You’d think we would be used to it by now,” wrote Rob and Charlene Spierer in the letter posted to the family’s Facebook page. “You’d think our broken hearts would have started to mend.”

Lauren, a student at Indiana University, disappeared in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011 after a night out with friends. She was reportedly last seen at approximately 4:30 a.m. on the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington, Ind.

As graduation at IU nears, the Spierers wrote about the difficulty they face accepting the fact that their daughter is missing.

“She could just as easily still be at IU, getting ready to graduate, getting ready to begin the next phase of her life,” wrote her parents. “We could be looking forward to Lauren’s big day with the anticipating, excitement and pride that any parent feels when their child is on the brink of such a wonderful accomplishment.

“There will be no graduation; there will be no excited anticipating. There will be no future for Lauren.”
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Bloomington police have named several persons of interests in the case, but there are no named suspects at this time.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 16, 2013, 06:37:39 PM
http://www.indystar.com/viewart/20130416/NEWS02/304160037/Woman-s-remains-found-remote-Brown-County-site

Woman's remains found in remote Brown County site
Apr. 16, 2013 11:37 AM

NASHVILLE, IND. — A southern Indiana coroner says skeletal remains found last week at a remote site in Brown County are those of a woman who had been dead two years or more.

Brown County chief deputy coroner Earl Piper says mushroom hunters found the remains last Thursday on a ridge in a rugged, wooded area that’s a long hike from a rural road.

Piper told The Herald-Times the bones were scattered and the woman’s body had been in the remote area for “a couple of years or so at least.”

He said the woman’s age has not been determined. Piper said dental X-rays from missing women from the area will be compared to the dead woman’s teeth.

He said the remains may not be identified until next week.

Bloomington police Capt. Joseph Qualters said today it’s too early for them to get involved in this case.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 23, 2013, 11:09:00 PM
Lauren would have graduated from IU this year.  :sad:
Edit-fix typo.  MB
http://www.indystar.com/article/20130423/NEWS/304230077/Lauren-Spierer-volunteers-hang-posters-around-Bloomington

Lauren Spierer volunteers to hang posters around Bloomington
Apr. 23, 2013 4:54 PM

A group of volunteers will be in Bloomington this weekend to hang posters seeking help in the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

P.U.M.P. 4 Lauren Spierer is at 1 p.m. Sunday, a week before Spierer would have graduated from IU. The event, which has about 60 attendees according to its Facebook page, starts at the Monroe County Courthouse, 100 W. Kirkwood Ave. Attendees will spend the afternoon hanging posters of Spierer around the IU campus and around Bloomington, said organizer Shelly Leonard, to remind her classmates and their families of Spierer before they leave campus.
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June 3 marks the second anniversary of Spierer’s disappearance. The fashion major went missing after a night of partying with friends in Downtown Bloomington.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 23, 2013, 11:15:23 PM
Lauren would have graduated from ISU this year.  :sad:

http://www.indystar.com/article/20130423/NEWS/304230077/Lauren-Spierer-volunteers-hang-posters-around-Bloomington

Lauren Spierer volunteers to hang posters around Bloomington
Apr. 23, 2013 4:54 PM

A group of volunteers will be in Bloomington this weekend to hang posters seeking help in the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

P.U.M.P. 4 Lauren Spierer is at 1 p.m. Sunday, a week before Spierer would have graduated from IU. The event, which has about 60 attendees according to its Facebook page, starts at the Monroe County Courthouse, 100 W. Kirkwood Ave. Attendees will spend the afternoon hanging posters of Spierer around the IU campus and around Bloomington, said organizer Shelly Leonard, to remind her classmates and their families of Spierer before they leave campus.
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June 3 marks the second anniversary of Spierer’s disappearance. The fashion major went missing after a night of partying with friends in Downtown Bloomington.


Sorry... from IU, not ISU


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 23, 2013, 11:19:10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family
9 hours ago.

"Last one up and last one down." Incredible Bloomington firefighters replaced a total of 13 signs today. All 20 of Lauren's weather worn signs have been exchanged for new ones. Remarkable.
 With sincere appreciation,
 The Spierer Family

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/9937_629008737128859_866128455_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on April 24, 2013, 04:40:42 AM
https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family
9 hours ago.

"Last one up and last one down." Incredible Bloomington firefighters replaced a total of 13 signs today. All 20 of Lauren's weather worn signs have been exchanged for new ones. Remarkable.
 With sincere appreciation,
 The Spierer Family

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/9937_629008737128859_866128455_n.jpg)

This is awesome!


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 25, 2013, 10:35:22 PM
It is awesome, Sister, for the firefighters to replace the signs!  Also, volunteers are hanging new posters around the campus to remind her classmates and families of Lauren before they graduate and leave the campus. Sadly, leaving Lauren behind.  ::MonkeyTears::
 


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on April 25, 2013, 10:41:57 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/25/remains-found-in-indiana-idd-not-lauren-spierer/

Remains found in Indiana are not missing student Lauren Spierer
Published April 25, 2013

Remains found in a remote area in Indiana, which some initially suspected may be those of missing college student Lauren Spierer, have been identified as belonging to another woman who vanished a year earlier.

Brown County Chief Deputy Coroner Earl Piper told FoxNews.com Thursday that the remains discovered belong to 26-year-old Kate McGrayel, who was reported missing in April 2010. The remains were found on private property by two women looking for mushrooms.

Piper said the identification was made through dental records. No cause of death has been released.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 02, 2013, 12:52:30 AM
So sad

http://fox59.com/2013/05/01/missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer-to-be-remembered-at-graduation/#axzz2S6aYjXYR

Missing IU student Lauren Spierer to be remembered at graduation
3 hours ago

Posters of Lauren Spierer are all over IU’s campus. Spierer would have been graduating this weekend but she is still missing.  The school’s president will talk about her this weekend at commencement. Her family just wishes someone would come forward to help “Find Lauren.”

Graduation. – for senior Alexa D’Sa, it’s celebrating the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

“I am well prepared,” said D’Sa.  “I am at peace with the whole situation.  I am ready, but it has been great four years.”

A joy-filled time for most, but not for everyone.

“I can not imagine being there this weekend and Lauren not being there,” said Charlene Spierer.

Lauren Spierer should be putting on cap and gown. She should be walking with her friends at commencement. Instead, she is still missing.

“She is not starting her life that she should be starting.  It is a tragedy,” said Charlene Spierer.

Spierer was last seen June 3, 2011.  Her picture is still a fixture on campus.  Her disappearance has impacted the entire university, so much so IU President Michael McRobbie’s opening remarks at commencement will focus on Lauren.

“It was important to us to recognize that, in a way that is appropriate, just to let her family know that we certainly have not forgotten and that we are all hoping for a resolution and they certainly are in our thoughts,” said IU Spokesman Mark Land.
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“You see her face everywhere,” said Robert Spierer.  “You look at her picture and you feel a heartache and so even though a day can be long, when you put it all together it has not been long.  It seems like it goes by very quickly.”

Charlene Spierer said she wishes she knew the word or phrase that would motivate someone, anyone, to step up and say something.

The Spierers said they are not coming back to Bloomington for commencement because it would be too painful.  They plan to be back in July, coming back to campus to continue their fight to find their daughter.

If you have information, please come forward.

Written correspondence can be sent to:
 Find Lauren
 PO Box 1226
 Bloomington, IN 47402

You can also call Bloomington police at (812) 339-4477 or Beau Dietl & Associates at (800) 777-9366.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 04, 2013, 09:37:20 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/iu-class-of-2013-graduates-without-lauren-spierer

IU class of 2013 graduates without Lauren Spierer
Posted: 05/04/2013
Last Updated: 1 hour ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - It was an emotional time at Indiana University as the class of 2013 graduated without Lauren Spierer on Saturday.

Spierer would have been part of this year’s graduating class.

She has been missing for almost two years.

"I hope this weekend and her absence will inspire some kind of change because they deserve to know what happened. She's a member of our class and she's a member of the community here at IU, and that's important," said fellow student Evie Salomon.

IU President Michael McRobbie mentioned Spierer during the ceremonies Saturday afternoon.

"On this day when we celebrate both the past accomplishments of our students and the promising future upon which they are about to embark, I ask that all of us keep Lauren and members of her family in our thoughts," McRobbie said.

Everyone at the ceremony then observed a moment of silence.

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Female graduates said they learned a big lesson from Spierer's story.

"It made a lot of people realize you need to be smart about when you go out. A lot of people think oh that is never going to happen to me," a student said.

Friends of the Spierers asked the graduating class to remember Spierer by writing 63 on their hands.

63 stands for June 3, the day  that Spierer vanished.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on May 06, 2013, 07:06:09 PM
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 15, 2013, 10:42:52 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20130515/NEWS/305150089/Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-not-comforted-by-Cleveland-captive-rescue

Lauren Spierer's parents not comforted by Cleveland captive rescue
May 15, 2013 6:09 PM

The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer are thrilled that three young women, abducted off the street and thought to be dead, were found last week after years of imprisonment in a Cleveland home.

But their joy didn’t give them any more hope that their own daughter would be found alive, after she went missing in June 2011 after a night out in Bloomington, Ind.

“This event, as miraculous as it was, as wonderful as it was for these people to be found and freed, after being in such a horrible state, is great for their families,” Robert Spierer told The Journal News. “But we don’t feel it’s relevant to Lauren’s case.”

Lauren Spierer, then a 20-year-old studying fashion merchandizing, vanished after a night partying with friends. Her last known stop was at an off-campus townhouse building where she was believed to have interacted with three students: Corey Rossman, Mike Beth and Jay Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum has said he watched Spierer, unsteady on her feet and with a bruise under her eye, leave for her own apartment down the street shortly after 4 a.m. June 3.

“We still believe that she may not have left Corey and Mike’s or Jay’s apartment,” Robert Spierer said. “The odds of her being abducted in that slim period are extremely low. That’s not what I think happened.”
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on May 23, 2013, 08:12:15 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/23/missing-indiana-student-parents-harassment/2356267/
Friend: Missing Ind. student's parents harassing him
May 23, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Nearly two years after the disappearance of an Indiana University student, one of the last people to see her accused her parents of harassing him and friends who he said had nothing to do with the young woman's disappearance.

"It's inappropriate the way they're harassing people that are also victims in this case," Corey Rossman told The (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal News on Thursday, talking publicly for the first time since Lauren Spierer disappeared. "We've done nothing wrong. If we'd done something wrong, we would have been arrested already. All they're doing is hurting my career."

Rossman also seemed to distance himself from his lawyer Carl Salzmann's statement that he had no memory of his final moments with Spierer.

"I never said that," Rossman said. "You're taking statements that were said by my lawyer. I never said I did or didn't."

Rossman, meanwhile, said he has fully cooperated with police investigators. Charlene and Robert Spierer, of Edgemont, N.Y., have accused Rossman and the other "persons of interest" of withholding information from police and have called on them to submit to police-administered lie-detector tests.

Rossman was with Spierer, then 20, in the hours before she went missing in June 2011 in Bloomington, Ind. He accompanied her to a bar, then back to her off-campus apartment, where he was punched in the face by another student. His lawyer would later claim that Rossman lost memory of the night's events. A surveillance video from her apartment, however, showed that Rossman helped an unsteady Spierer out of the building after being punched.

He carried her for part of the way to his townhouse up the street. Rossman, his roommate Mike Beth and neighbor Jay Rosenbaum were the last three people known to have interacted with her.

Rossman said he's been harassed by media and the Spierer family for nearly two years now. When reached by cell phone Thursday morning, he yelled at the reporter for "harassing" him at work.

"What do you think, I'm doing drugs now?" he shouted. "No, I'm at work. Don't ever call again. If you contact me again, you're going to hear from my lawyer. Either way, you're going to hear from my lawyer."
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on May 23, 2013, 10:53:23 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/report-lauren-spierer-associate-says-missing-iu-students-family-harassing-him

Report: Lauren Spierer associate says missing IU student's family harassing him
Corey Rossman: Spierers 'hurting my career'
Posted: 05/23/2013
Last Updated: 4 hours ago

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Through interviews and statements via social media, Rob and Charlene Spierer have repeatedly asked Rossman and others who were with Spierer on the night of her disappearance to take a lie detector test.

"Silent for two years, & this is what he comes out to say? Don't like the implications, Corey? Take the police-administered lie-detector test," tweeted @NewsonLaurenS, an account associated with the Spierer family.

"It's strange you mention nothing about finding out what happened. It's strange you aren't compassionate. Or is it so strange?" read another tweet.

The Journal News said that when a reporter reached Rossman by phone Thursday, he accused the reporter of "harassing" him at work.

"I feel if she never met Corey Rossman, she’d be alive today," Robert Spierer said in a 2012 interview. "His claim of memory loss is laughable."


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 01, 2013, 02:20:08 AM
Two-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130531/NEWS/305310113/Lauren-Spierer-case-3-men-scapegoated-friend-says

Lauren Spierer case: 3 men 'scapegoated,' friend says
Sleeping student missed chance to see Rossman, Spierer at 3 a.m.
May 31, 2013

Indiana University student Zoe Camp saw Lauren Spierer swallowing shots at a party hours before she disappeared, but remains haunted by another encounter with the missing coed she slept through.

Shortly after 3 a.m. June 3, 2011, a drunken Spierer – who’d just fallen on her face and smacked her head on concrete – and her companion Corey Rossman rang the doorbell to Camp’s apartment, where she and her three roommates were asleep.

Since no one answered, the two left, with Rossman slinging Spierer over his shoulders as he carried her down the steps. An hour later, she vanished.

“We’ll never know what would have happened if we answered,” Camp told The Journal News Wednesday. “One of us could have walked her home, or she could have slept at our house. Maybe things would have turned out differently.”

It wasn’t until recently that Camp reached out to Spierer’s family, and also shared her observations with The Journal News in a phone interview and email exchanges.

She said she wants to help shed light on the period before and after Spierer vanished.

“I think it helps everyone to have a full picture of that night and all the underlying relationships,” she wrote. “It takes away the mystery and conspiracy theories to finally have a full accounting of this.”

She’s friends with Jay Rosenbaum, Corey Rossman and Mike Beth, the last three people who were known to see Spierer the morning she went missing.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 01, 2013, 02:22:38 AM
http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/police-provide-twoyear-tip-summary-spierer-case-50036/

Bloomington Police Receive More Than 3,000 Spierer Case Tips
Posted May 31, 2013

Bloomington Police Department officials say they have received 3,060 tips in the case of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who disappeared in June 3, 2011.

Police say 166 of those tips were provided in 2013. A statement released in advance of the two year anniversary of Spierer’s disappearance did not elaborate on information provided in the tips.

“Despite being nearly two years into this investigation, information continues to come in regarding Lauren’s case and investigators diligently pursue the information with the same level of commitment as in the beginning,” the statement reads.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 01, 2013, 02:29:49 AM
Four-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130531/NEWS/305280101/Exclusive-Why-Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-won-t-give-up?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CNews%7Cs

Exclusive: Why Lauren Spierer's parents won't give up
Parents want 4 men to take polygraph tests
May 31, 2013

Robert and Charlene Spierer liken their voices to white noise. Even they’re numbed by the sound of themselves talking, as they express despair, anger and frustration in the face of the second anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance. Still, the once-private couple from Greenburgh are afraid that if they stop talking about their daughter, Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, her still-unsolved case will cease to be a story. Specifically, they want to keep pressure on four young men, all considered “persons of interest” in the investigation, to stop hiding behind their lawyers and submit to police lie-detector tests.

Submitting to polygraphs, the Spierers contend, is the only way to confirm that Corey Rossman, Jay Rosenbaum, Mike Beth and Jesse Wolff are being honest about their interactions with 20-year-old Lauren Spierer in the hours before her disappearance. In November, they wrote letters to the parents of all four men pleading for them to get their children to take polygraphs. Two denied the request; two didn’t even respond.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 01, 2013, 02:34:31 AM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/monday-marks-2-years-since-lauren-spierer-disappeared

Monday marks 2 years since Lauren Spierer disappeared
Police have received thousands of tips in case
Posted: 06/01/2013
Last Updated: 3 hours ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Monday will mark the two-year anniversary since Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared after a night out with friends.

Officials with the Bloomington Police Department said they have received 3,060 tips in connection to the investigation as of May 24, 2013.

Of the thousands of tips that police have received since the start of the investigation, police said 166 of the tips were received in 2013 alone.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 01, 2013, 02:45:33 AM
Nine-page article

http://www.jconline.com/article/20130531/NEWS01/305310023/Timeline-search-Lauren-Spierer

Timeline: The search for Lauren Spierer
May 31, 2013

In Bloomington, investigators review the case file on Lauren Spierer nearly every day, police spokesman Capt. Joe Qualters said.

Every time a body or remains turn up, it triggers an onslaught of media inquiries: Could it be her?

It’s the biggest case the department is handling. More than 3,000 tips have come in, Qualters said, including more than 100 since the beginning of the year.

The file is classified as a missing person case and is not considered a homicide. Police have no suspects in the disappearance, Qualters said.

Missing

June 3, 2011

After a late night out with friends, Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20, disappears from downtown Bloomington. She was last seen in the early morning hours. Several hours later, her boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, sends her a text message that gets a reply from an employee at a bar where she left her phone the night before. Wolff reports her missing.

Parents arrive

June 4, 2011

Spierer's parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, Edgemont, N.Y., arrive in Bloomington.

The search begins on social media

June 5, 2011

A woman with no connection to the Spierers learns of Lauren's disappearance and starts a Twitter feed, @NewsOnLaurenS. Within two weeks, it has 20,000 followers, aided in part by retweets from "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, 1980s heartthrob Scott Baio and reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

The ground search begins with an army of volunteers

June 6, 2011

Hundreds of volunteers begin the ritual of three daily searches for Spierer. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children learns of Spierer's disappearance and dispatches a "rapid response team" to Bloomington. The organization assigns a missing persons number for Lauren: 1173375.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: yuknomenot on June 01, 2013, 10:22:38 AM
Two-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130531/NEWS/305310113/Lauren-Spierer-case-3-men-scapegoated-friend-says

Lauren Spierer case: 3 men 'scapegoated,' friend says
Sleeping student missed chance to see Rossman, Spierer at 3 a.m.
May 31, 2013

Indiana University student Zoe Camp saw Lauren Spierer swallowing shots at a party hours before she disappeared, but remains haunted by another encounter with the missing coed she slept through.

Shortly after 3 a.m. June 3, 2011, a drunken Spierer – who’d just fallen on her face and smacked her head on concrete – and her companion Corey Rossman rang the doorbell to Camp’s apartment, where she and her three roommates were asleep.

Since no one answered, the two left, with Rossman slinging Spierer over his shoulders as he carried her down the steps. An hour later, she vanished.

“We’ll never know what would have happened if we answered,” Camp told The Journal News Wednesday. “One of us could have walked her home, or she could have slept at our house. Maybe things would have turned out differently.”

It wasn’t until recently that Camp reached out to Spierer’s family, and also shared her observations with The Journal News in a phone interview and email exchanges.

She said she wants to help shed light on the period before and after Spierer vanished.

“I think it helps everyone to have a full picture of that night and all the underlying relationships,” she wrote. “It takes away the mystery and conspiracy theories to finally have a full accounting of this.”

She’s friends with Jay Rosenbaum, Corey Rossman and Mike Beth, the last three people who were known to see Spierer the morning she went missing.
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(above blue italics by me) I call foul on this, how can she possibly know this occurred if she was asleep.  Did Rosenbaum tell her even though he claims to have no memory of the night?  Seems if it was via security camera we would have heard of this by now.  As for the slinging over the shoulder detail, it smacks of artistic license by the reporter.  IMO, this is yet another attempt to rehabilitate the image of Rosenbaum, et al.  I had hoped that, with some time and distance, one of those with access to the truth would have found the humanity to reveal it by now.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 01, 2013, 12:35:22 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/01/two-years-later-mystery-surrounds-disappearance-indiana-university-student/?cmpid=cmty_twitter_fn (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/01/two-years-later-mystery-surrounds-disappearance-indiana-university-student/?cmpid=cmty_twitter_fn)

Two years later, mystery surrounds disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer


By Cristina Corbin

Published June 01, 2013

It was a night like any other when Lauren Spierer, a sophomore at Indiana University, set out for a party in a Big Ten college town two years ago.

Hours later, the 20-year-old Spierer vanished – and on the second anniversary of her disappearance, the question of what befell her is as baffling as it was on June 3, 2011, the day she was reported missing.

While police sources say they are probing "all avenues" in the case, their investigation has focused on two theories: Spierer was abducted by a stranger as she walked alone to her apartment, or she died inside the apartment building of three male acquaintances and her body later disposed of.

Both theories, while plausible, present a conundrum, according to a former federal law enforcement official. Mike Harkins, who retired from the FBI last year, called stranger abductions "very rare," while also acknowledging the difficulty of concealing a body without getting caught.

“Stranger abductions are not very common. They do happen and it could have happened in this instance, but overall they are rare,” he told FoxNews.com.

But, Harkins added, “It’s difficult to dispose of a body like that and then have that not be traced back to the individuals.”   

Rob and Charlene Spierer, the young woman's parents, said their daughter is likely dead and suspect the male students last seen with her have knowledge of what happened to her.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: MuffyBee on June 01, 2013, 07:23:29 PM
http://www.examiner.com/article/two-years-later-is-lauren-spierer-alive-or-dead
Two years later: Is Lauren Spierer alive or dead?
June 1, 2013

The two-year-anniversary of Lauren Spierer's disappearance is in two days, and it doesn't look like her loved ones will be getting the closure they seek. This is a heartbreaking update, but it's nothing new after two years of covering the missing IU student's disappearance. As of June 1, 2013, numerous news sources are abuzz with these same sentiments as they acknowledge the second year of her unsolved disappearance. This update comes not long after one of the men to last see the missing woman came out with accusations of harassment against her family.
As the second year of her disappearance begins, it's hard to imagine where the missing Bloomington, Ind. woman could be. Officials are reportedly weighing the investigation on two theories: Either she died and her friends disposed of her remains, or someone kidnapped her as she walked home the night she disappeared. Both theories have their strong and weak points, and both are equally believable. However, without even so much as a body of evidence it's hard to lean either way as far as theories go.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 01, 2013, 10:58:32 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130531/NEWS/305310114

Lauren Spierer's friends struggle with 'moving on'
May 31, 2013

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Hadar Tamir, Spierer’s roommate, was also among the graduates.

“That made it all very real for us; graduating without her and going on with our lives without her,” Tamir wrote in an email to the paper.

Tamir was friends with graduate Jay Rosenbaum, who was the last person known to see Spierer before she went missing. She said she supports the Spierer family in their effort to get Rosenbaum and three other students to be more forthcoming with authorities.

“I do not know what the boys are up to these days,” Tamir said, “and I wish that the select few that could really help out the Spierers and cooperate with them would finally do so.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 02, 2013, 01:58:59 AM
Two-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130601/NEWS/306010085/Spierer-boyfriend-s-parents-fume-accusations-police-media

Spierer boyfriend's family fume at cops, media
Jun. 1, 2013

Jesse Wolff, Lauren Spierer’s boyfriend, passed a privately administered lie-detector test and won’t take one with Bloomington, Ind., police because they aren’t to be trusted, his parents told The Journal News on Saturday.

“I don’t think they’re very adept at anything except giving kids drinking tickets,” Nadine Wolff said. “I don’t trust them, period.”

The parents, in a telephone interview, also said the Spierer’s parents are “liars,” called The Journal News biased, and took a shot at Lauren Spierer herself.

“This poor little girl is not with us today because of her drug abuse,” Nadine Wolff said.

Their comments came two days before the second anniversary of the Indiana University student’s disappearance. They said they were responding to a continuing onslaught in the media against their son, including an article in Saturday’s paper in which Robert and Charlene Spierer repeat their call for Jesse Wolff and three other young men to submit to police-administered polygraphs.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 02, 2013, 02:10:10 AM
http://fox59.com/2013/06/01/family-of-missing-iu-student-says-even-after-two-years-still-feels-like-yesterday/#axzz2V2JEk0Su

Family of missing IU student says even after two years, still feels “like yesterday”
4 hours ago

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“I can not believe I have lived without Lauren for two years.  It just does not seem possible.  A lot of times I think about something that happened in the past two years and I will think that it was a couple of months ago when I realize it was in 2011, so it is just inconceivable that two years has passed.”

The family said Monday will be a somber day for them.  They will get together to remember Lauren, and talk about life before she went missing.

“There are certain periods when it’s harder than others,” said Robert Spierer.  “I guess those milestone dates are a little bit more difficult than others.”


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 02, 2013, 04:50:16 AM
This is a sad case and I'm still watching with interest.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: texasmom on June 02, 2013, 04:52:46 AM
https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates/posts/647231291973270

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family shared a link.
Thursday

Following is a speech we received from a Connecticut high school senior. As she referred to it, her call to action to "Keep Lauren's story alive". We’ve never met her, she never met Lauren but we have no doubt her moral compass is in tact. Thank you, JB, for sharing your words with us.

As we’ve said since June 3, 2011…someone knows exactly what happened to Lauren. We again beg you to share any information you have.

With sincere appreciation,
Rob and Charlene Spierer

“For almost two years now, devastated parents, Rob and Charlene Spierer have pleaded on television, through newspaper articles, and in public announcements for any type of information regarding their daughter’s disappearance. While so little information has been revealed, the Spierers are sure of one thing; someone is responsible for the vanishing of their daughter. They won’t stop until they know who, who has so selfishly taken their daughter away from them?

The police departments, detectives, forensic analysts and loved ones are discouraged. Before them stands a case with no leads, devastated parents, and still no Lauren. So, I’m here today to suggest a new method; a new strategy for finding answers. We have to keep the movement moving. We can’t let Lauren’s case become cold. The matter must now be taken into our hands. At this point, it’s clear that there’s nothing that Lauren can do. But, she’s a victim, and victims deserve justice. If I leave here today having taught you only one thing, it’s that two years is much too long to have made such minimal progress.

I look around the room today and see the faces of my classmates, my teacher, members of my future graduating class, and most importantly, my friends. This could be anyone. This could be us. This could be me next year when I move in as a freshman. This could become you as you innocently enjoy your summer. This could be your sister, your cousin, your brother, or your friend. So let’s imagine that it is you. Imagine being taken, even killed, leaving no traces of evidence; seeing your picture on flyers and billboards titled “Missing”. Picture your parents as they hopelessly wonder what might have been. Picture your sisters, brothers, friends, and loved ones. You would want them to have answers. You would want them to find peace.

Now it’s up to us, and everyone affected to remember Lauren, to carry her legacy, to keep her in our hearts and minds until we learn the truth. We have a responsibility to find her. We owe it to ourselves, and to everyone around the world, to prove that there are consequences for all actions; consequences for withholding the truth. Whether meted out in a court of law or created by the tortuous hell of keeping a secret, the price will be paid one way or another. As we approach another anniversary of her disappearance, I ask you to think of her. Keep Lauren’s story alive. Thank you.”


www.findlauren.com


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 02, 2013, 04:53:12 AM
Two-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130601/NEWS/306010085/Spierer-boyfriend-s-parents-fume-accusations-police-media

Spierer boyfriend's family fume at cops, media
Jun. 1, 2013

Jesse Wolff, Lauren Spierer’s boyfriend, passed a privately administered lie-detector test and won’t take one with Bloomington, Ind., police because they aren’t to be trusted, his parents told The Journal News on Saturday.

“I don’t think they’re very adept at anything except giving kids drinking tickets,” Nadine Wolff said. “I don’t trust them, period.”

The parents, in a telephone interview, also said the Spierer’s parents are “liars,” called The Journal News biased, and took a shot at Lauren Spierer herself.

“This poor little girl is not with us today because of her drug abuse,” Nadine Wolff said.



Lovely lady! From the Anita van der Sloot school of parenting, it seems.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: texasmom on June 02, 2013, 04:54:47 AM
Two-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130601/NEWS/306010085/Spierer-boyfriend-s-parents-fume-accusations-police-media

Spierer boyfriend's family fume at cops, media
Jun. 1, 2013

Jesse Wolff, Lauren Spierer’s boyfriend, passed a privately administered lie-detector test and won’t take one with Bloomington, Ind., police because they aren’t to be trusted, his parents told The Journal News on Saturday.

“I don’t think they’re very adept at anything except giving kids drinking tickets,” Nadine Wolff said. “I don’t trust them, period.”

The parents, in a telephone interview, also said the Spierer’s parents are “liars,” called The Journal News biased, and took a shot at Lauren Spierer herself.

“This poor little girl is not with us today because of her drug abuse,” Nadine Wolff said.



Lovely lady! From the Anita van der Sloot school of parenting, it seems.

My sentiments exactly!   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 02, 2013, 05:13:19 AM
I'm so glad the Monkeys are still here watching these cases. Thanks, all!


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 02, 2013, 07:25:20 PM
I'm so glad the Monkeys are still here watching these cases. Thanks, all!

 ::HelloKitty::  Port Valerie

Good to see you!  We're still here waiting and supporting the family.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 02, 2013, 07:30:01 PM
http://newyork.newsday.com/news/nation/lauren-spierer-anniversary-mother-again-calls-for-polygraphs-in-daughter-s-disappearance-1.5391059

Lauren Spierer anniversary: Mother again calls for polygraphs in daughter's disappearance
Originally published: June 2, 2013 5:50 PM
Updated: June 2, 2013 6:00 PM

On the eve of the two-year anniversary of her daughter's disappearance, Charlene Spierer implored the young men who last saw Lauren Spierer to take FBI polygraph tests in order to glean clues about the fate of the 20-year-old Edgemont High School graduate.

"We've never accused anybody," said Charlene Spierer, speaking to News12 at her home Sunday afternoon. "We've just asked people over and over to take the law enforcement polygraphs. All we have is who Lauren was last with and the people who were around her. We just continue to beg anyone to come forward that has information that can help us."
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Charlene Spierer on Sunday didn't hold out hope of finding her daughter alive. She simply wanted answers about what happened.

"Our expectations have gotten to the point where we really just would hope for a piece of information," she said. "I'm not anywhere near the point of hoping all of a sudden we're going to get information that's going to lead us to Lauren. I'm looking for everything that would help us solve this mystery."

Charlene Spierer said that police would learn more about the night her daughter disappeared if Rosenbaum, Rossman and Beth took polygraph tests. She also wanted Lauren Spierer's then-boyfriend, Jesse Wolff, to take a test. The FBI, rather than local police in Bloomington, would administer the test, she said.

Calls to Wolff's Port Washington home were not immediately returned. Attempts to contact Rosenbaum, Rossman and Beth were unsuccessful.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Port Valerie on June 03, 2013, 12:22:22 AM
Thanks, Grace. Good to see you too. :smt054


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 03, 2013, 12:50:15 AM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2013/06/02/news.key-players-in-the-spierer-case-where-are-they-now.sto

Key players in the Spierer case: Where are they now?
June 2, 2013, last update: 6/1 @ 11:27 pm

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Spierer’s boyfriend
Jesse Wolff, 23, of Port Washington, N.Y., December 2011 IU SPEA graduate

Then: He was Spierer’s boyfriend of two years. Spierer was in Bloomington at the start of the summer of 2011 because she was waiting for Wolff to finish his summer class at IU. The two had planned to travel home to the East Coast together.

Now: Works as an assistant account executive for Blue Wolf Communications in Port Washington, N.Y., according to his LinkedIn profile. A phone message left for Wolff at Blue Wolf Communications was not returned.

Smallwood Plaza
David Rohn, 21, of New York, N.Y., studying recreational sport management at the IU’s School of Public Health

Then: Rohn knew Spierer through Smallwood. He told an Indianapolis television station he and Spierer hung out with friends that night. He helped search for Spierer and hang posters in the days after she disappeared.

Now: Rohn is enrolled in IU classes this summer. An email to Rohn was not returned.

5 North Townhomes
Three of those who last saw Spierer lived at the townhomes at 11th and Morton streets.

Corey Rossman, 23, of Sharon, Mass., studying real estate finance at IU’s Kelley School of Business

Then: Video surveillance footage showed Spierer leaving her apartment building for a night out and returning to Smallwood with Rossman. His attorney, Carl Salzmann, reported Rossman got punched during an altercation at Smallwood, and said his client doesn’t remember what happened after he was punched.

Spierer and Rossman then left Smallwood, went through an alley to 5 North Townhomes and visited Rossman’s apartment.

Now: Rossman is enrolled at IU this fall.

Rossman recently told the Journal News, Spierer’s hometown newspaper, that the missing woman’s parents are harassing him and claimed he had nothing to do with Spierer’s disappearance. Charlene Spierer told the newspaper they have never spoken with Rossman.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 03, 2013, 11:13:02 AM
 ::MonkeyAngel::  Missing Two Years -- Come home, Lauren!   ::MonkeyAngel::

https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family shared a link via DJ Martin.
3 hours ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP9_4agdSc8&feature=youtu.be

In Loving Memory of Lauren Spierer


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 03, 2013, 05:19:04 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130603/NEWS02/306030033/Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-appalled-drug-abuse-allegation

Lauren Spierer's parents 'appalled' at drug-abuse allegation
Jun. 3, 2013 12:23 PM

The parents of Lauren Spierer said they are appalled that the family of their daughter’s boyfriend “defamed” her by leveling accusations of drug abuse ahead of the second anniversary of her disappearance, calling the remarks “shameful and hurtful.”

“We are appalled that the Wolffs have defamed our daughter knowing that Lauren will never have the opportunity to respond,” Robert and Charlene Spierer told The Journal News Monday in a written statement, referring to the parents of Jesse Wolff. “Moreover to issue their accusations at the two-year anniversary of Lauren’s disappearance is shameful and hurtful in a way we cannot describe.”
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: klaasend on June 27, 2013, 05:05:42 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/27/parents-missing-college-student-lauren-spierer-sue-3-men-last-seen-with-her/?test=latestnews (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/27/parents-missing-college-student-lauren-spierer-sue-3-men-last-seen-with-her/?test=latestnews)

Parents of missing college student Lauren Spierer sue 3 men last seen with her


By Cristina Corbin
Published June 27, 2013
FoxNews.com

he parents of missing 20-year-old Lauren Spierer are suing the three former college students who were the last men known to see their daughter alive, the family's attorney tells FoxNews.com.

Spierer, a sophomore at Indiana University from Greenburgh, N.Y., disappeared two years ago from downtown Bloomington after a night of partying with a group of friends and acquaintances.

Robert and Charlene Spierer claim in their civil lawsuit that their daughter's last known interaction with the men -- Corey Rossman, Mike Beth and Jay Rosenbaum -- resulted in her "disappearance, death or injury," according to attorney Jason Barclay.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 27, 2013, 11:52:12 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20130626/NEWS/306260119/Lauren-Spierer-s-parents-sue-3-who-were-their-daughter

Lauren Spierer's parents sue 3 who were with their daughter
Jun. 27, 2013

Lauren Spierer’s parents have filed a civil negligence suit against three of their daughter’s fellow students who were with Spierer the night she vanished from Indiana University’s Bloomington campus two years ago.

The suit charges Corey Rossman, Jason Rosenbaum and Michael Beth with “negligence resulting in the disappearance, death or injury of an adult child.” Rossman and Rosenbaum also are charged with “negligence per se” and “dram shop,” a legal term used when damages are sought for providing alcohol to someone who is clearly intoxicated.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2013, 10:33:40 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lauren-spierer-parents-sue-3-men-missing-20-year-old-article-1.1384992

Lauren Spierer’s parents sue 3 men who were last to see missing 20-year-old
Friday, June 28, 2013, 10:44 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The parents of a missing Indiana University student filed a lawsuit against three men who were with her the last night she was seen in hopes of finding out what happened to their daughter in 2011, according to their attorney.

The lawsuit, now pending in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, claims the students gave 20-year-old Lauren Spierer alcohol, then failed to make sure the intoxicated and incapacitated Spierer made it back to her apartment safely after a night of partying in downtown Bloomington. The Greenburgh, N.Y., native vanished early on June 3, 2011.

The lawsuit claims the actions by the men contributed to Spierer’s “disappearance, injury and death” and seeks unspecified compensation.
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The Spierers’ lawsuit was transferred last week to federal court at the request of lawyers for the three men, in part because they all now live outside Indiana.

The lawsuit alleges that at various times that night the men provided her with alcohol at apartments and a downtown bar and then let her walk alone to her apartment building several blocks away about 4:30 a.m.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on June 28, 2013, 11:35:21 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/lauren-spierer-parents-lawsuit_n_3511799.html

Lauren Spierer's Parents' Lawsuit Against Men Last Seen With Daughter Goes To Federal Court
Posted: 06/27/2013 5:28 pm EDT  |  Updated: 06/28/2013 7:01 pm EDT

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The suit was filed in Monroe Circuit Court days before the expiration of the statute of limitations for a civil filing, according to WTHR. Federal courts have jurisdiction because the parties to the suit are all from different states, according to WISH-TV.

None of the men in the suit have been named as suspects in Spierer's disappearance, the Associated Press reports. Attorneys for the three defendants did not return request for comment from the AP.

The family hopes the lawsuit will prompt the men to be more forthcoming about what happened that night, their attorney Jason Barclay told Fox News, as Spierer's parents expressed doubt that the men have told the whole truth.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on July 26, 2013, 12:33:21 AM
Two-page article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130724/NEWS/307240104/Lauren-Spierer-suit-Defendants-seek-dismissal-say-there-s-no-proof-she-s-dead

Lauren Spierer suit: Defendants seek dismissal, say there's no proof she's dead
Jul. 25, 2013

Three former Indiana University students accused of negligence in the presumed death of Lauren Spierer say her family’s lawsuit against them fails to prove one critical point — that she’s dead.

“Under Indiana common law, a person who has been missing for less than seven years is presumed to be alive,” Dane Mize, lawyer for defendant Corey Rossman, wrote Thursday in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit
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Rossman’s lawyer doesn’t contest that his client met up with Lauren Spierer at a party, bought her drinks at a bar and later carried her up the street to the townhouse he shared with Beth. But Mize claims Rossman and the others had no legal requirement to ensure her safe return home.

“There is a distinction under the law between saying that a person should do something and saying that a person has a legal duty to do something,” Mize wrote.

In his motion to dismiss, Rosenbaum’s lawyer, John Trimble, wrote that “Indiana law does not recognize a duty to control or otherwise supervise an intoxicated person.”

Meanwhile, Beth’s lawyer, J. Gregory Garrison, argued for a dismissal because the “wrongful-death statute requires that an injury or death must have occurred.”

“Simply put, plaintiffs cannot prove that Spierer was injured or killed,” he argued.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Nut44x4 on July 26, 2013, 10:50:42 AM
Is there proof she is alive?   NO!


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: Sister on July 28, 2013, 12:10:44 PM
Is there proof she is alive?   NO!

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 11, 2013, 09:17:04 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/spierers-evidence-proves-laurens-death

Spierers: Evidence proves Lauren's death
Updated: Friday, 09 Aug 2013, 1:25 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 09 Aug 2013, 6:28 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - The parents of Lauren Spierer have asked a judge not to throw out a wrongful death lawsuit against three men who they say last saw their daughter alive.

Attorneys for Corey Rossman, Jason Rosenbaum and Michael Beth say the suit should be dismissed because there is no proof Lauren is dead.

The Spierers claim the law allows them to prove Lauren's death by direct or circumstantial evidence.

They say the job of establishing Lauren's death should be a question for a jury to decide based on the facts presented in court.

In court documents, the Spierers cite "after being last seen in an incapacitated state with the Defendants, Lauren has never been located, despite multiple intensive searches, a thorough investigation, reviews of surveillance tapes from the area, and no affirmative contact with her close family and friends for over two years."
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A judge is expected to hear the case later this month.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 16, 2013, 08:38:03 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130816/NEWS02/308160052/Lauren-Spierer-case-Men-being-sued-by-Spierer-s-parents-want-lawsuit-dismissed

Lauren Spierer case: Men being sued by Spierer's parents want lawsuit dismissed
Aug. 16, 2013 8:32 PM

Lawyers for two men being sued by the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer continue their push to have the lawsuit dismissed, saying there’s no evidence Spierer is dead or that her being intoxicated led to her disappearance.

What’s more, the lawyers argue that the men had no legal obligation to ensure her safety in the early hours of June 3, 2011 when she went missing after a night of partying.

In papers filed Thursday in federal court in Indianapolis, lawyers for former Indiana University students Corey Rossman and Jason Rosenbaum, two of the men last reported seen with then 20-year-old Spierer, argue that Spierer is presumed alive under the law.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on August 22, 2013, 11:31:53 PM
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/news/local/spierers-lawsuit-action-suspended-pending-a-motion-to-dismiss-case/article_11ed5908-0b73-11e3-8953-0019bb30f31a.html

Spierers’ lawsuit action suspended pending a motion to dismiss case
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 5:37 pm |  Updated: 10:26 pm, Thu Aug 22, 2013

A federal court magistrate has put a hold of sorts on a civil lawsuit filed in the case of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, advising both sides not to proceed until a ruling has been made on motions to dismiss the lawsuit.
 
After a closed pretrial scheduling hearing Thursday that lasted less than a hour, U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Indiana Tim Baker issued a ruling telling the attorneys not to proceed to the evidence-gathering portion of the case until federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has ruled on three motions to dismiss filed by the defendants in the case.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on September 05, 2013, 12:57:36 PM
Lauren's parents remind me of Natalee's parents; both are determined to find the truth and bring their daughters home.  So sad--yet so inspirational.  Bless them.

https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates?ref=stream&hc_location=stream

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family
September 3.

9/3/13
To Whom This May Concern:

You know the answers to our questions. You are responsible for the tragedy surrounding Lauren’s disappearance. What can be said that hasn’t already been said? At times I think if I could make you feel some compassion, maybe, just maybe, you would send Lauren’s location to the PO Box. The reality is I can make you feel nothing. I’m not sure what you are waiting to hear. I know what our lives have been like since June 3, 2011.

We have tried and tried to get answers. There have been awareness events, concerts, interviews. We have handed out fliers, distributed thousands of bracelets, searched and searched with the help of hundreds of volunteers, throughout Bloomington and surrounding areas, without success. We have received and followed countless leads all of which have lead disappointingly nowhere. What did you do as we waited, only to receive the crushing news that a lead had come up short? Has it given you pleasure or have you been relieved? Have we come close or are we still far from the truth?
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 18, 2013, 02:01:32 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates
To the person responsible, there are many things I don't know about you. The one thing I know without a doubt is that you are the definition of evil. Time does not heal all. With each passing day living with the loss of Lauren is more difficult. Maybe that's what fuels your silence. Maybe what happened to Lauren on June 3, 2011 was not enough. You revel in the pain and suffering you continue to inflict on our family and those who loved Lauren. I have to believe your day of reckoning will come. You cannot possibly think we will ever give up. We never will…

To anyone who has information about Lauren's disappearance, you CAN send an anonymous tip to the post office box. If you are ready to help us by sharing what you know, I implore you to do so by calling the tipline, by sending a private message via Facebook, by sending an email or by calling the private investigator.

Someone knows what happened. Lauren did not make herself disappear.
Charlene Spierer

Find Lauren PO Box 1226 Bloomington, IN 47402
helpfindlauren@gmail.com
Tips 812.339.4477
Beau Dietl & Associates 800.777.9366


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 28, 2013, 06:21:32 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Spierer.Family.Updates?ref=stream

Official Lauren Spierer Updates from Her Family
23 hours ago.

Our sincere thanks to LF, Indiana University Hillel and Taylor Valentine for your continued support. Lauren truly enjoyed working at LF throughout high school. We remain determined in our efforts to find answers and bring Lauren home.
Rob and Charlene Spierer

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SHOP 4 SPIERER
Friday, November 8 at 11:00am in EST
Indiana Hillel in Bloomington, Indiana
78 people are going


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 28, 2013, 06:32:37 PM
http://www.wishtv.com/news/local/signs-for-missing-student-lauren-spierer-removed

Signs for missing student Lauren Spierer taken down by city
Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT
Published: Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

(http://media2.wishtv.com//photo/2013/04/15/New_Spierer_signs_20130415131537_640_480.JPG)
(Provided Twitter photo/‏@CharleneSpierer)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - For two years, signs pleading for information regarding the disappearance of Lauren Spierer could be seen around Bloomington.

Now, some of them are gone. City officials said, essentially, that it was time.
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Later Monday afternoon, the mayor's office released this statement:

The decision to remove the signs around the community was an effort to balance many and varied community interests and input.

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.

The signs were initially put in place by volunteers two years ago.

Our initial intention was to remove them after IU graduation last May.  But local firefighters then decided to renovate the volunteers' signs in April, so a decision was made to wait another six months, which was last week.

No disrespect is intended nor does it reflect any loss of interest in the case.  The community has been very engaged in the case and will remain so.  Posters about the case remain up throughout the campus and community, including in city government buildings, and police agencies continue to actively investigate.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 28, 2013, 06:49:17 PM
It seems that the city didn't communicate with Lauren's parents about taking down the signs.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/free_access/lauren-spierer-signs-taken-down-by-bloomington-city-crews/article_a86857d8-4008-11e3-ab78-001a4bcf6878.html

Lauren Spierer signs taken down by Bloomington city crews
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 3:39 pm |  Updated: 5:52 pm, Mon Oct 28, 2013.

Members of the Bloomington Fire Department’s Station 2 had once again started refurbishing large signs that detail information about missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.
 
Then the city took them down.
 
For more than two years, 20 billboard-style signs with information about her disappearance were scattered throughout Bloomington.

“We were just getting ready to fix the weathered ones,” said Lee Chapman, one of the Bloomington firefighters who set out this spring to build large, wooden-framed signs to replace the weathered and dilapidated billboards that were first erected by volunteers when Spierer went missing in June 2011.

Spierer’s parents, Robert and Charlene, recently purchased poster board and paid to have some of the billboard-style signs of their daughter reprinted.

Chapman got word Thursday evening from his boss that the city planned to take the signs down.

By 6:30 Friday morning, Chapman received a text message saying the signs that were on city property were gone.

“I work for the city. I’m a city firefighter. It would have been nice if they would have eased us into it,” Chapman said. “We’re just trying to help the family, you know?”

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan confirmed city crews collected the larger, billboard-style signs and placed them in storage on Friday.
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A Facebook group “Email Drive for Lauren” was created on Monday, asking people to email Kruzan to request putting the signs back in place.



Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 28, 2013, 06:59:41 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/173077352897715/?ref=22

Email Drive for Lauren
Today

Flood the mayor with emails for removing Lauren's signs

The city of Bloomington removed the hand crafted signs the firefighters made for Lauren in the dark. Someone complained about the signs and due to a violation of a city ordinance banning signs from public property they were removed. This is not a new ordinance. Tell the mayor you want the signs back. Email the mayor at:
 mayor@bloomington.in.gov


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 29, 2013, 01:19:52 AM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.lohud.com/article/20131028/NEWS/310280055/Lauren-Spierer-case-Indiana-city-takes-down-signs-about-missing-student?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer case: Indiana city takes down signs about missing student
News saddens local mom of missing woman
Oct. 28, 2013 

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Charlene Spierer, the missing student’s mother, told The Journal News Monday that she’s saddened by the news, which she learned about through a friend. The city never notified her, she said. Still, she has a hard time expressing disappointment at the city.

“It’s a fine line you walk between trying to do everything we can for Lauren, and yet not wanting to offend everybody that has been incredibly helpful and supportive to us,” she said. “People in Bloomington have been wonderful to us, and they still are.”

Yet she wishes the signs would be kept up.

“I feel like they serve a purpose,” she said. “The purpose is that Lauren not be forgotten. The last place she was at was Bloomington.”

Charlene Spierer said she hopes someone will see the sign and call the police tip line that’s listed.

“Maybe someone who has that one piece of information will see the sign one last time, and have a crisis of conscience, and it’s enough that they call the police department so the case can move forward,” she said.


Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on October 31, 2013, 09:14:50 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20131031/NEWS/310310064/Judge-sets-December-hearing-date-motion-dismiss-Lauren-Spierer-lawsuit

Judge sets December hearing date on motion to dismiss Lauren Spierer lawsuit
Oct. 31, 2013 6:12 PM

Federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt today set a December hearing on a motion to dismiss a negligence lawsuit filed against three men who were with missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer the night she disappeared in 2011.

Spierer’s parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer of Greenburgh, N.Y., filed the federal lawsuit in June, naming Michael Beth, Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman. It alleges "negligence resulting in the disappearance, death or injury of an adult child."
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Pratt will hear oral arguments in the case at 2 p.m. Dec. 2. The judge’s order says parties for both sides are allotted 30 minutes, for a total of one hour.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 02, 2013, 03:51:10 PM
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/02/judge-dismisses-1-of-3-lawsuits-in-lauren-spierers-disappearance/3809185/

Judge dismisses 1 of 3 lawsuits in Lauren Spierer’s disappearance
3:41 p.m. EST December 2, 2013

Federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt dismissed a negligence lawsuit against one of three men who were with missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer the night she disappeared in 2011.

Pratt threw out the lawsuit Monday against Michael Beth and was weighing what to do with the two other cases. Those rulings could come in two weeks.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 23, 2013, 10:50:47 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/judge-partial-go-ahead-with-spierer-lawsuit

Judge: Partial go-ahead with Spierer lawsuit
Posted: 12/23/2013
Last Updated: 1 hour ago

INDIANAPOLIS - A section of a wrongful death lawsuit pushed by missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer's parents can move forward, a judge decided Monday.

Spierer disappeared after a night out drinking with friends in 2011. Her parents, Charlene and Robert Spierer of Greenburgh, N.Y., sued three of Lauren's friends for not ensuring their incapacitated daughter returned safely to her apartment after the night of partying in Bloomington.

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt upheld a motion by the defendants to dismiss one count of Lauren's parents' complaint brought under the Child Wrongful Death Statute, claiming "loss of a child's services."

Judge Pratt said she chose to dismiss the count because Lauren was an adult when she disappeared.
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Title: Re: Lauren Spierer, 20yrs old, Indiana University student, missing 6/3/11
Post by: grace-land on December 26, 2013, 12:06:27 AM
http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20131224/NEWS02/312240094/Part-suit-over-IU-student-Lauren-Spierer-s-disappearance-allowed-stand

Lauren Spierer | Suit over IU student's disappearance allowed to stand in part
Dec. 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Part of a lawsuit can stand against two men who were with an Indiana University student when she disappeared in 2011, a federal judge has ruled.

The parents of Lauren Spierer can sue former IU students Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman on counts alleging negligence and damages for providing drinks to someone who already was intoxicated, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said in a ruling issued Monday.
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During a hearing in the case this month, Pratt dismissed a third defendant, Michael Beth, from the case, ruling he was not liable for his actions. Beth offered Spierer a place to sleep after his roommate, Rossman, brought her intoxicated to their apartment. When Spierer refused the offer, Beth escorted her down the hall to Rosenbaum’s apartment.
 
The Spierers have long maintained that the men haven’t fully cooperated with investigators and hope the lawsuit wi