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Report: Remains Found In Illinois Are Not Those Of Lauren Spierer

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(credit: findlauren.com)

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CBSNewYork) — Skeletal remains found in Illinois are not those of Lauren Spierer, a missing college student from Westchester County.

A county coroner in Illinois said the bones which were discovered in a wooded area of Newton, Illinois on March 10 are from a male, according to CBS affiliate WISH.

Police in Bloomington, Indiana had earlier said they were waiting for DNA results on the skeletal remains.

It’s been 10 months since Spierer disappeared. The 20-year-old was last seen on June 3, 2011 after a night out with friends in Bloomington, where she went to school.

Months of searches have turned up no signs of her. She is 4’11”, weighs 95 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes. Spierer was last seen wearing black pants and a white top.

In March, Charlene Spierer wrote to the person who she says has information about the disappearance of her daughter in an open letter posted online.

“You were with Lauren, you know what happened and you know where she is,” Charlene Spierer posted to a blog dedicated to finding her daughter. “Maybe you spend every day trying to forget. I am Lauren’s mother. I have a front row seat in this never-ending nightmare.”

Earlier this year, the reward for information leading to Spierer was increased to $250,000 thanks to a donation. Police say they’ve received more than 2,400 tips in the case.

For more information, visit the family’s website www.findlauren.com.

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