More Than 30 Tips Come In To ‘America’s Most Wanted’ On Missing Westchester Native Lauren Spierer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police in Bloomington, Indiana say they’ve received more than 30 tips about missing Westchester native Lauren Spierer since Saturday’s broadcast of America’s Most Wanted, according to Indiana’s WISH-TV.

The 20-year-old Indiana University college student from Greenburgh has been missing since June 3, when she was last seen a few hours after leaving a popular Bloomington bar with friends.

Saturday night, AMW aired the details of Lauren’s disappearance in hopes someone would have information on her whereabouts. Police say so far, none of the tips have led to any major breakthroughs in the case.

At a news conference in Bloomington Sunday, Lauren’s mother Charlene Spierer, begged to the person who has information about her daughter’s disappearance to come forward.

She also had a message for Lauren: “I love you. I love you with all my heart and I need you back.”

Police have said they have 10 “persons of interest’‘ they want to speak to but don’t consider them suspects.

  • Mark

    How about placing the blame where it belongs, with her irresponsible behavior. Did anyone force her to go to the bar, force her to drink, force her to stay out until early morning? Another Holloway incident wasting media time cultivating the popularity of being a victim. She probably just moved in with her Psychology professor.

  • Lynette Price

    Anytime of day or night a young woman alone especially one who is from out of town can be spotted by those who know the “regulars”. Possibly another student (s) from out of town are responsible. Where are the security cameras?
    You don’t let your friend or acquaintance walk home at 4:15 AM even if it is in the middle of Broadway. Strangers drive through small towns and big cities. Someone can walk right up to you and attach themselves to you with handcuffs. They can pull you into a van while asking for directions. If she was ivery drunk or even partially, who knows? I say this was a possible Human Trafficking Deal and she may have been stalked for some time.

  • Julie

    As a parent, I am devastated for this family and what they are going through. I am praying hard for Lauren’s safe return as well as for all the volunteers and police who are on the scene. Has anyone contacted a psychic to help? I know that police sometimes utilize psychics in cases like this– could it hurt?

  • Kel McBride

    It is not her fault. It is not her friends fault. She was only walking 3-4 blocks on the busiest street in town.

    Kilroy’s Sports (the bar) serving a minor to that degree of intoxication is wrong.

    Please don’t blame, it is cruel to her friends and family who are in pain.


    I pray for justice in this matter and for this loving family.

  • Kimmy Van Kooten

    May the Almighty God wrap his arms around her and her family, keeping Hope in focus, unending hope, until she is home safe and sound. My prayers continue for Lauren to be found, alive and well. In Jesus’ Name…Amen.


    What kind of boyfriend and friend, were they? THEY both should have made sure that BEAUTIFUL young woman got to her apartment safely! Since they didn’t they obviously know where she is now and what has happened to her! How long was this person her boyfriend? Her cell phone and shoes being left behind sounds like her friends used alcohal and drugs then walked her out of the bar. Without taking notice of items left behind If she was heavily intoxicated or drugged, that would be the only reason a person would leave a bar without shoes. Slight possibility she delibritly left that cell phone behind depending where it was in place. As soon as one realizes that they forgot something they usually call the place and ask if the establishment has it. If a person does not know where the phone is they get another phone and start calling it to try to locate it. So whose phone number was incoming since she left the sportsbar??????????? The cell phones of those 2 guy friends should have already been looked at! I PRAY THIS IS NOT ANOTHER NATALIE HOLLOWAY SITUATION!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gabriel

    Honestly why would anybody let someone walk home alone that late in the morning. Whoever she was seeing after the bar should at least walked her home if it was her boyfriend and a friend. I never let my gf walk home alone when she was at college as well as if she was out late we were always on the phone till she got in her room. No matter what town, city you’re in, there are bad people everywhere and I can’t stand when people don’t think of “what if” scenarios. After seeing all these problems happening everywhere through the years, you’d think some people would at least be a little more considerate of situations like this. When friends are visiting me late, I always ask them to stay if they can, or we talk on their way home if they drive home late. Seemingly people don’t think of safety as much these days. This is truly a sad thing that has happened and my heart goes out to her family. Having a little girl myself, I can feel for them so much because having my daughter ripped from my life would put me to shambles. I hope they find some kind of help soon. Only thing I can send is prayer from my family for her.

    • lisa michele

      Gabriel, I completely agree with you. Who in their right mind would let this tiny little 20 yr. old walk the streets home by herself? I have to think about my own daughters when hearing this horrible story and hope that they have absorbed the common sense that my husband and I have taught them.

      Its too late to place blame, but one would think if she didnt go home alone at 4:30 in the morning this would never have happened to her.
      Please young people think about the What Ifs! Just a small bit of caution goes a long way. God I hope this girl gets home Alive.

  • Brooke

    This hicktown is not responsible for her disappearance and we are doing everything in our power to find Lauren. this is a very sad event but have some respect for others hometown

    • CJ

      Bloomington is hardly a hicktown… =/

  • zoe levin

    What a disgusting comment. If your mother were looking for you, Lakeysha I’m sure the reward would be the same. Save your hatred and pray for this poor girl

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