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Spierer's Dad Makes Father's Day Request


Robert and Charlene Spierer at Friday's news conference. ( photo: Liz Thomas)
Robert and Charlene Spierer at Friday's news conference. ( photo: Liz Thomas)

Two weeks after the disappearance of his daughter, Robert Spierer choked back tears while thinking about spending Father's Day without her.


The father of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, 20, Friday asked other families to express their love for each other.

"We all know that this Sunday is Father's Day," Robert Spierer said. "I would ask any of the children out there to let your parents know how much you love them. You parents out there, make sure you let your children know how much you love them."

Charlene Spierer spoke up for her husband as he attempted to regain his composure.

"The greatest gift Robbie could have (on Father's Day) would be information about Lauren."

Bloomington Police released no significant developments during the week's last daily news conference, saying search efforts for Spierer would continue throughout the weekend.

Capt. Joe Qualters noted the department had received more than 1,000 tips in the two weeks since Spierer went missing, including 500 tips about a white truck caught on surveillance video near the last place Spierer was reportedly seen.

"The bottom line is, at this point, we still have a missing person," Qualters said. "Our efforts to find Lauren will not stop."

Over the weekend, volunteers will work to re-poster the Bloomington area with Spierer's picture and information about her disappearance. "America's Most Wanted" will also feature Spierer's case on its show Saturday.

» Police Release Timeline in Spierer Case (6-16-11)
» Police Seeking Truck Seen Night of Disappearance (6-15-11)
» Foundation Helping to Cover Costs in Spierer Search (6-15-11)
» Police Go Door-to-Door in Search of Lauren Spierer (6-14-11)
» Police: Nearly 1,000 Tips Received in Spierer Case (6-14-11)
» Texas-Based Search Team Assisting in Lauren Spierer Case (6-13-11)
» National Group Joins Search for Spierer (6-13-11)
» 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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