Investigators May Search Indiana Landfill For Signs Of Lauren Spierer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The company that runs a western Indiana landfill says it is cooperating with investigators who might search it for signs of an Indiana University student from Westchester who’s been missing for two months.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi With The Latest

Republic Services spokeswoman Peg Mulloy tells The Indianapolis Star that the FBI wants to search its landfill south of Terre Haute. She says the company has been talking with the FBI for the past two to three weeks.

Bloomington police reportedly requested a search warrant for the landfill on June 16 as it looked for 20-year-old Lauren Spierer. The Greenburgh woman was last seen early June 3 walking alone to her Bloomington apartment after a night out with friends.

Video evidence showed Spierer stumbling out of an elevator, falling against a wall and being helped to her feet by a friend on the night she disappeared.

Authorities reportedly declined to comment on searching the landfill.

Charlene Spierer, Lauren’s mother, said she can’t understand the lack of compassion from the people who know what happened to her daughter but haven’t come forward.

In a letter posted on July 22 on a blog dedicated to the search, she wrote writes that she’s learned there is “an evil, a cruel, heartless element” that cares more about themselves than her daughter’s life.

Spierer said she will continue searching until Lauren is found and can be taken back home to Greenburgh.

What do you think may have happened to Lauren? Sound off in our comments section below…

(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Kitty Moore Lutke

    Check out all cars from her x boyfriends. Did she date a Bob, or Rob? Her x boyfriend stangled her and put her in a green trash bin…the one on the left behind a large supermarket, there are two in the back….I think he wrapped her in a tent?

  • SO SAD

    Please forgive me, I don’t mean to sound harsh, arrogant, irresponsible, immature, uneducated, uncivilized, cold hearted or anything of the like……

    But this is exactly what happens when in this day and age we still think we live in a secure and happy and safe world to be out and about at those kind of hours. Had this very pretty lady been in here home well perhaps she would still be there, mind you I know of all the horror stories out there of really bad things happening to people being right in they very own homes…. We are no longer safe any where but why stand in the road in front of a fast approaching vehicle waiting to get run over by being out alone and that late at night???

    I pray for the young lady, that she is alright and found alive soon……my prayers for her family, friends, and all those affected by this tragic news….

  • Frank D

    Her freinds seem to know (THAT’S WHY NOT TALKING TO PARENTS) she was not a good girl before she disappeared (whether willfullyy or against itl). Aside from her friends extremely dispizing her, of course they would help _IF THEY THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP THIS GIRL.

    I guess they have their reasons and are not sharing

    Who knows? She may be this centruy’s Tawana Brawley

    That’s why this case investigators and parents are being spurned.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live