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Concert At Indiana University Puts New Energy Into Search For Missing Student Lauren Spierer

Lauren Spierer missing poster (credit: CBS 2)

Lauren Spierer missing poster (credit: CBS 2)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Thousands of students attended a concert at Indiana University to put new energy into the search for a missing college student from Westchester.

Lauren Spierer has been missing since June 3. The 20-year-old was last seen walking home after a night out with friends in downtown Bloomington.

The concert Thursday night on the Bloomington campus included pleas from Hoosiers basketball coach Tom Crean and others for information about what happened to Spierer.

Her father Robert Spierer had a message for the crowd.

“As the father of a missing girl, I can tell you that any help, anyone can give, we pray that you come forward and give us that help,” he said.

Her mother Charlene Spierer said she wants to keep her daughter’s story in people’s minds because it would be a tragedy to let her disappear again.

As the concert came to a close, the audience used cell phones to shine lights into the sky, meant to guide Lauren home.

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