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Persons of Interest Identified in Spierer's Disappearance


Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker addresses the media as the parents of Lauren Spierer look on. ( photo: Reed Parker)
Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker addresses the media Thursday morning as the parents of Lauren Spierer look on. ( photo: Reed Parker)

More search warrants are coming - those words from Bloomington Police in the update Thursday in the search for Lauren Spierer.


Police aren't saying much more, but Lieutenant Bill Parker told reporters they have a handful of persons of interest.

As for an altercation between Spierer's friend Corey Rossman and a group of people in the lobby of the Smallwood Plaza Apartments early the morning of her disappearance, Parker would only say that they have looked at surveillance video and that Lauren was not involved.

However, Parker says the 20-year-old was spotted on the surveillance cameras coming into the building early last Friday and was "not alone."

Investigators have gotten hundreds of tips, and hundreds of volunteers are searching all over Monroe County, but Parker says investigators are still casting a wide net.

"I would say that while we have concentrated our efforts in several areas, we have not narrowed them and are not prepared to narrow them. We still have a lot of things to look at and we're still hoping for new information and we're still needing to look pretty much everywhere."

Crews searched Lake Monroe and Griffy Lake Thursday.

» Spierer Family Offers Reward for Lauren's Safe Return (6-9-11)
» Search for Spierer Continues at Lake Monroe (6-9-11)
» Confrontation at Lauren Spierer's Apartment the Night She Disappeared (6-9-11)
» Search Effort for IU Student Continues to Grow (6-8-11)
» Behrman Family Offers Support to Spierers (6-8-11)
» Bar Under Investigation After IU Student's Disappearance (6-8-11)
» Friends and Supporters in New York Hold Vigil for Lauren Spierer (6-8-11)
» Bloomington Police Serve Search Warrant at Missing Student's Apartment Building (6-7-11)
» Friend of Missing IU Student Speaks Out (6-7-11)
» "No New Revelations" in Search for IU Student (6-7-11)
» Search Continues for Missing IU Student (6-6-11)
» Search Expands for Missing IU Student (6-6-11)

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