BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CBSNewYork) – Saturday will mark six months since an Indiana University college student from Westchester disappeared.
Lauren Spierer was last seen on June 3 after a night out with friends in Bloomington, Indiana.
Large-scale searches for the 20-year-old were called off about a month after her disappearance, but investigators have continued searching in and around Bloomington, including at a landfill in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Captain Joe Qualters with the Bloomington Police Department issued a statement Thursday about the ongoing investigation:
“Despite the time that has passed since this investigation began, much has been done and much continues to be done on this case. The Bloomington Police Department remains as committed to this investigation as we were on June 3 and our vigorous efforts will continue as we seek to provide answers to Lauren’s family and the Bloomington community.”
Several leads into what may have happened to Spierer have fallen short, even after receiving nearly 1,000 tips from the public when a segment about her disappearance aired on “America’s Most Wanted” over the summer.
On Saturday, a support tree is being placed at a mall in Bloomington where supporters can leave notes or cards to the Spierer family. A vigil and a walk are also planned.
Spierer is 4’11″, 95 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants and a white top.
For more information, visit the family’s website www.findlauren.com.
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