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Spierer Search Closing In On Six Month Anniversary

12/2/2011

Lauren Spierer 

With the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer arriving on Saturday, Bloomington Police are reaffirming their commitment to the case.

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The 20-year-old sophomore was reportedly last seen about 4:30 a.m. June 3 at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue, walking home alone toward Smallwood Plaza after a night of partying at Kilroy’s Sports Bar and a few downtown apartments.

Police and volunteer searches have turned up no clues as to what happened to her. Neither did a search at a Vigo County landfill where Bloomington trash is dumped.

Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters says it's still an active investigation. The department continues to receive tips related to her disappearance. A team of investigators is still assigned to the case, and it's considered the priority assignment for them.

Qualters says Bloomington Police have received more than 2,400 tips involving Spierer.  Meanwhile, community events to show support for the Spierer family during the six-month anniversary and holiday season are being organized in Bloomington.

"Support the Spierers" starts Saturday night at 7 at Smallwood Plaza. "Luminaries for Lauren" is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. December 20 and continues through December 27.

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