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National Group Joins Search for Spierer


Lauren Spierer
Lauren Spierer
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has sent a representative to aid in the search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

Bloomington police say Lee Manning is providing needed expertise in the search operation based out of Smallwood Plaza.  That's where the 20-year-old Spierer lived when she turned up missing Friday, June 3.

Bloomington Police Spokesman Captain Joe Qualters says they're also reviewing video surveillance of the area where Spierer was last seen.  They hope to come up with descriptions on two vehicles that may somehow be connected to the Spierer case.

Qualters say the vehicles may not link them to actual suspects but simply persons of interest.

Also at Monday morning's press conference, Qualters responded to questions that Spierer may have been involved with cocaine when she vanished and perhaps friends know something.

Qualters says police are aware of the speculation and currently aren't ruling anything out.

Meantime, Spierer's parents say they'll continue to search and are seeking more volunteers in the search effort.  They also promoted a new website:

» Search for IU Student Enters Second Full Week (6-13-11)
» "America's Most Wanted" Covering Spierer Case (6-11-11)
» Person of Interest in Spierer Case Submits DNA Sample (6-10-11)
» Searchers for Spierer: Varied Backgrounds, Common Goal (6-10-11)
» Search Continues for Lauren Spierer (6-10-11)
» More Details on the Altercation Before Lauren Spierer's Disappearance (6-9-11)
» "Team Adam" Joins in Search for Spierer (6-9-11)
» Persons of Interest Identified in Spierer's Disappearance (6-9-11)
» 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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