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More Details on the Altercation Before Lauren Spierer's Disappearance

6/9/2011

Lauren Spierer
Lauren Spierer
New details have come out regarding the altercation that took place shortly before the disappearance of 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer.
 
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Fox59 reports Spierer returned to the apartment building with her friend Corey Rossman after leaving Kilroy's Sports Bar at 2:30 last Friday morning. Rossman was in the fifth floor lobby when he was punched in the face by a friend of Spierer's boyfriend Jesse Wolff.
 
Witnesses say Spierer and Rossman left the building and went to Rossman's apartment nearby where they stayed until Spierer left around 4:30, the last time she was seen.
 
Rossman's attorney Carl Salzmann tells The Journal News in Westchester, New York that after the two arrived at Rossman's apartment, his roommate put Rossman to bed. Rossman says he woke up with no knowledge of the events of the night before.
 
"The first memory he has is the next morning when he wakes up in his bed, and that's corroborated by several people," Salzmann told The Journal News.
 
Bloomington Police say they have persons of interest in the case but would not say who or how many. Police have searched Rossman's apartment and car as well as his credit card and cell phone records. Salzmann would also not say if his client was a person of interest but that Rossman is cooperating with police.
 
"The difference between a person of interest or a suspect, I've never been able to quite figure out what that is," Salzmann said.
 
Meanwhile, friends of Spierer say that Wolff has not been part of the search team because he was told he couldn't.
 
"He really had nothing to do with this. If anything, he was the first person to be concerned by the fact that he hadn't heard from her," Sarah Gorman says.
 
The Spierer family has offered a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the finding of their daughter. Bloomington Attorney Ken Nunn announced Thursday that he's also pledging $25,000. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay offered a $10,000 reward.
 
MORE FROM WIBC NEWS:
» "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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