Lauren Spierer’s Parents Not Returning To Westchester, Still Hoping To Find Missing Daughter

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The parents of an Indiana University student from Westchester who was last seen four weeks ago say they are still determined to find out what happened to their daughter.

Robert and Charlene Spierer made a new plea during a news conference Friday for information that would help police in the search for their 20-year-old daughter Lauren.

Even though official, public searches ended on Wednesday, the Spierers say they will be staying in Bloomington.

WCBS 880’S Catherine Cioffi reports: Spierers Say They Have No Plans To Stop Searching

Robert Spierer asked that the parents of students who might have even secondhand information help their children find the courage to come forward.

Charlene Spierer had a message for her daughter. “I was just want to say ‘Hi Lauren, it’s mom. We love you. We’re going nowhere. We’re here for you, we just want you to come home,'” she said.

Lauren was last seen about 4:30 a.m. on June 3, walking alone to her apartment after a night out with friends.

Police this week called off the general searches that had attracted hundreds of volunteers who scoured the city and parts of the surrounding wooded countryside.

Since her disappearance, police along with hundreds of volunteers have scoured the area of Bloomington, Indiana looking for the missing 20-year-old.

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Lauren Spierer (credit: CBS 2)

Several leads into what may have happened to Lauren have fallen short, but police say they will continue investigating.

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  • Hawk Eye

    Lauren Spierer and Her Assailant are in Picture.

    The Bloomington IN police released to the general public a photo of a truck in regard to the missing IU student Lauren Spierer. Although it is difficult to see, this photo shows Lauren Spierer and her assailant in the back of the truck.

    The police located the truck and have ruled out the driver as a suspect. With Lauren Spierer and her assailant pictured in the back of the truck, how can this be? This is weird!

    I have set up a website showing the picture with outlines to help visualize it:

    If when you look at the picture you do not see what I see, spend some time working at it. I see this as a fairly clear photograph. I think your brain needs to figure the picture out before you can see it. After your brain has figured out the picture you cannot help but see it when you look at it.

    If when you look at the picture you do not see what I see, show it to a number of other people. It seems that some people cannot see it when they first look at it. There must be some people that can clearly see Lauren Spierer and her assailant in the picture when they look at it.

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