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Search for Spierer Moves to Landfill

8/16/2011


This poster was released Monday.
The search for missing IU student Lauren Spierer is underway at a Vigo County landfill more than two months following her disappearance.

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Bloomington Police Capt. Joe Qualters confirms 20 to 30 law enforcement personnel from BPD, FBI, Indiana University police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are involved in the search at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill.

He notes the department began preparing to search the landfill days after Spierer was reported missing. Police say they searched the dumpsters in the area where the IU Sophomore was last seen during their initial investigation.

At the landfill, searchers are focusing on an area that is about 168,000 cubic feet. Police estimate the latest effort could take two weeks to complete.

Bloomington Police reached out to the trash companies that service Bloomington to determine what part of the landfill they should be searching. Republic Services then identified a specific location of the landfill where trash from Bloomington was dumped.

Police say that area of the landfill has been isolated and has not been touched since it was identified.

Lauren was last seen June 3 after a night of partying with her friends..

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