Missing IU student Lauren Spierer associate Corey Rossman 'story' contradicted
He says he got punched in the face and she helped him make it home, according to his lawyer Carl Salzmann. But Corey Rossman's story about missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer doesn't hold water a source told a news reporter for the Indy Channel's 6News.
Lauren Spierer was last seen on video cameras walking with Corey Rossman, after leaving her apartment at Smallwood Plaza. The Indy Channel source said that the video footage of Corey and Lauren show she couldn't have been helping him make it to his apartment, as he claims, because she was barely able to walk herself due to being too intoxicated.
New Spierer tweet: "It will haunt you"
Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared more than eight weeks ago, but, her parents remain hopeful.
Motorcycle ride held for missing IU student
Nearly two months after their daughter disappeared, the parents of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer finds a new way to drum up leads.
Robert and Charlene Spierer attended a motorcycle ride for their daughter Saturday. While the missing student's case is getting a lot of support, it's getting few answers.
For motorcycle enthusiasts, a picture-perfect Saturday is enough motivation, but this weekend it is a different picture that is their reason to ride.
August 3, 2011
Lauren Spierer Now Missing Two Months
Lauren Spierer was last seen early June 3rd, walking alone to her Bloomington apartment after a night out with friends.
A tweet sent out today from the "News on Lauren S" account saying friends and family are writing messages to Lauren. The letters will be posted on the family's blog later today.
Wednesday Marks Two Months Since Lauren Spierer Disappeared
Lauren's mother, Charlene, released the following statement Wednesday:
"Two months too long. Thanks to all those who continue to support us through Bloomington, at home, and all those we've never met."
Spierer Search Could Enter New Phase
BLOOMINGTON - The search for a missing Indiana University student may soon focus on a Vigo County landfill. That type of search can be time-consuming, tedious and tough.
Wednesday marks two months since cameras captured Lauren Spierer leaving her Bloomington apartment to party with friends. She disappeared later than night and eight weeks later, her family still has no answers. Now, frustration remains and the focus of the investigation may be turning toward a landfill south of Terre Haute.
August 2, 2011
FBI to Search Landfill
A warrant has been filed to search a Vigo County landfill where trash from Bloomington gets dumped in connection with the case of missing IU student Lauren Spierer.
The landfill, which is near Terre Haute, is some 55-miles from where missing IU student Lauren Spierer was last seen.
August 6, 2011
Parents of Missing Students Left with Unanswered Questions
The mother of missing Indiana college student Lauren Spierer has remained in Bloomington, Ind., for the two months since her daughter went missing there, addressing her child directly before news cameras by tearfully declaring, "I will never leave you."
It's a feeling that Jennie Wilson used to have when she was camped out in a dorm room at the University of Albany in New York, participating in countless searches for her then 22-year-old daughter, Karen, who was last seen walking back to campus from a tanning salon.
Sadly, she just MUST be home with her family. Let them bury her, and attempt to understand why.
Spierer Family Sounds Off, Releases New Poster
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The family of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student missing since June 3, are distributing a new poster in hopes that it might lead to more information about her disappearance.
BPD at Sycamore Ridge Landfill
August 16, 2011
For more information, please contact:
Captain Joe Qualters
Bloomington Police Department
BPD LOOKING AT SYCAMORE RIDGE LANDFILL
The Bloomington Police Department has begun looking for evidence at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill related to the disappearance of Lauren Spierer. The operation began at approximately 7:00 a.m. today. The Sycamore Ridge Landfill is located in Pimento, IN (Vigo County). The Department is being assisted by agents from the FBI, officers from the Indiana University Police Department and a search expert from Team Adam affiliated with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Approximately 20-30 law enforcement personnel from all of the agencies will participate each day. The area of interest within the landfill is estimated to be approximately 70’ X 120’ X 20’ and the search effort may take up to two weeks.
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No new evidence after first week of landfill search
The first week of searching at a Vigo County landfill has ended without any new evidence related to the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who has been missing since June 3, police said.
The search began about 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill, which is in Pimento in Vigo County, and ended Friday afternoon.
Search for evidence in Lauran Spierer case continues next week at landfill
Bloomington Police said Friday there was no new evidence in the case of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer as investigators wrap up their first week of excavating a landfill in Vigo County.
Police said in a release they expect the search of the cordoned area of the waste site to wrap up at the end of next week.
Bloomington police continue to search landfill in Spierer case
The Bloomington Police Department says it's completed its first week searching a Vigo County landfill for any evidence related to the disappearance of an Indiana Unviersity student.
Detectives are searching the Sycamore Ridge Landfill as part of the department's investigation of the Lauren Spierer missing person case. The FBI and the Indiana University Police Department is assisting, along with heavy equipment personnel from Republic Services, which owns the landfill.
Parents share new pictures of missing IU student
Eyewitness News has obtained new pictures of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer as investigators continue their search of a Vigo County landfill for evidence leading to her disappearance. Desperation has turned to frustration for Lauren's parents.
Since the investigation into her disappearance began more than two months ago, Eyewitness News has used the pictures of IU sophomore Lauren Spierer that appeared on the missing person posters.
But now new images are surfacing. As a toddler, she is the face of innocence and the promise of things to come. She is someone's little girl.
Police find no evidence in Lauren Spierer landfill search
Police have spent four days searching an Indiana landfill in connection with the disappearance of a Westchester County woman who attended Indiana University, and said Friday they have found no evidence in the case yet.
The search for 20-year-old Lauren Spierer began on Tuesday at Sycamore Ridge Landfill, and Bloomington, Ind. police said it could last up to two weeks.
No clues in Lauren Spierer case as of week 1 of landfill search concludes
Police in Bloomington, Ind., say no new evidence in the disappearance of Lauren Spierer has turned up as authorities end their first week of searching through debris at a local landfill.
"There are no updates to report regarding any evidence being discovered as part of the ongoing effort at the landfill," Bloomington Police Capt. Joe Qualters said in a statement released Friday.
Police to continue landfill search for evidence in Lauren Spierer case
Police completed the first week of searching an Indiana landfill Friday for evidence in the case of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, and will resume their search on Monday.
The Sycamore Ridge Landfill is some 55 miles from where Spierer was last seen when she disappeared two months ago, Fox 59 reports.
Lauren Spierer's parents return home to Westchester
The parents of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer have returned home to Edgemont, after 11 grueling weeks of searches that failed to turn up evidence of their missing daughter.
Landfill search for Lauren Spierer to continue
After turning up no results in the search for Lauren Spierer, a missing 20-year-old Indiana University student, law enforcement has decided to continue their landfill search. Police searched for an entire week and as of Friday had found nothing. The search of the Sycamore Ridge Landfill in Indiana comprised of members of the local Bloomington Police force, the FBI, and the Indiana University Police. They worked their fingers to the bone for up to twelve hours a day, and carefully searched through 500 to 600 tons of garbage looking for any sign of Spierer's body. The frustrating end to the week resulted in absolutely no leads to the whereabouts of Lauren Spierer, who has been missing for two months.
No evidence reported in 1st week of Lauren Spierer landfill search
The Bloomington Police Department has scoured through more than 2,000 tons of trash after a week of searching a Pimento, Ind., landfill for evidence related to missing IU student Lauren Spierer.
Spierer family calls for more help as landfill search continues
The family of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student missing since June, is expected to return to Bloomington this weekend to distribute new posters on campus and elsewhere.
Robert and Charlene Spierer recently returned to their New York home more than two months after the exhaustive search for their daughter began.
Lauren Spierer's parents return home to Westchester, but plan new effort
The parents of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer have returned home to Edgemont after 11 grueling weeks of searches that failed to turn up evidence of their missing daughter.
Campus safety underlines IU move in day
Bloomington’s population spiked Wednesday as students at Indiana University moved back to campus.
As parents said goodbye to freshmen and returning undergrads, many voiced concerns about the safety of the campus following the disappearance of Lauren Spierer in June.
Spierer top of mind on IU move in day
Wednesday was move-in day for the 11,000 students who will live in IU’s dorms this year.
In the midst of unpacking, one student’s name stands out: Lauren Spierer.
“As a parent, it really strikes up some concerns because my daughter is here,” David Highbaugh, father of an IU sophomore, said.
David traveled from Indy to unload and unpack his daughter, Maria.
No Spierer clues found in landfill
A nine-day search of a western Indiana landfill yielded no clues to the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, Bloomington police said today.
Landfill search for Spierer ends
The Bloomington Police Department has ended their search at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill in Vigo County in connection with the Lauren Spierer missing person case.
They said that no evidence related to the case was discovered during the nine day search.
Landfill search ends without evidence in Spierer case
The search of a Vigo County landfill ended Friday without unearthing any new evidence in the case of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.
Crews pored over more than 4,100 tons of waste during nine days of searching at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill.
Family & friends search for Lauren Spierer
Family and friends resumed the search for Lauren Spierer in Bloomington on Sunday.
Officials searched the Vigo County landfill for the missing 20-year-old but found nothing.
Search for missing student intensifies as classes resume
Volunteers gathered in Bloomington Sunday to spread the word about still-missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. It's an effort to keep this case in the forefront, the day before students head back to class.
As new faces descend upon IU this semester, a now-very familiar one will greet them.
"She's so much more than that girl on the poster. She's our daughter. We love her dearly. We're not going to walk away. We're going nowhere," said Lauren's mom, Charlene.
Spierer family advocates safety in letter in campus newspaper
The parents and sister of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer ran a full-page letter today in her campus newspaper, encouraging young people to take steps to protect themselves.
Here is the main part of the letter, posted in the Indiana University Daily Student and writen in the voice of Charlene Spierer:
A couple of years ago Lauren told me about a contact I should add to my cell phone. The contact is ICE. For those of you who don't know, ICE stands for "in case of emergency." I am Lauren's ICE contact. My husband is my ICE contact and so it goes. Unfortunately, Lauren did not have her cell phone with her when she needed it the most-June 3, 2011.
Jay Rosenbaum breaks silence on Spierer mystery
The last person who reportedly saw missing IU Student Lauren Spierer before she vanished spoke out for the first time Monday.
Fox59 caught up with senior Jay Rosenbaum off-campus on the first day of IU classes.
Rosenbaum has never spoken publicly about the night Spierer disappeared. He told police that he last saw her walking down 11th Street and turning the corner on College at 4:30 a.m. June 3. Since then, he has hired prominent attorney James Voyles, who represented Mike Tyson in the 1990s.
Charlene Spierer: Jay Rosenbaum is lying
Lauren Spierer's mother said Tuesday that one of the "persons of interest" in her daughter's disappearance is not telling the truth.
Charlene Spierer is talking about Jay Rosenbaum, caught on camera in a Fox59 exclusive Monday. Rosenbaum, now an IU senior, was back in Bloomington for the first day of classes. We caught up with him and asked him if he has a message for Lauren's family.
Spierer's mom refutes claim she spoke to last person to see missing daughter
The last person to report seeing Lauren Spierer before her disappearance told an Indiana TV station that he had been speaking with her family, but the mother today refuted this claim.
"I have not spoken to Jay Rosenbaum," Charlene Spierer told The Journal News. "I was suprised to hear his comment (on Fox 59)."
Spierer's parents concerned message isn't heeded
The parents of a missing IU student are expressing some concern that other young college women may not be getting the message about safety.
Nearly three months after Lauren Spierer disappeared - and with no break in the case - her parents decided it was time to see what happens on the streets of Bloomington in the middle of the night.
Spierer's parents: Somebody knows exactly where she is
Nearly three months after Lauren Spierer was last seen, her parents said it's beyond cruel that someone knows where the missing Indiana University student is and is staying silent.
Parents don't believe her college friends
The parents of Lauren Spierer said today that they highly doubt that their daughter was abducted by a stranger and expressed skepticism about the statements of two friends who were among the last to see her.
"It's easy for anybody to say anything because Lauren is not here to tell her side of the story," Charlene Spierer told The Journal News.
Parents of missing student soldier on
The parents of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer are doing all they can to keep their daughter's disappearance in the public eye, hoping to generate fresh leads, though their tone has shifted.
They're well aware that their daughter may be dead, so the frantic desperation in their eyes has turned to a calm and steady resolve. Moving into their own apartment in downtown Bloomington, the couple said they have no plans to return full-time to Edgemont until this case is solved.
Lauren Spierer: 3 months and IU student is still missing
It’s been three months since Indiana University student Lauren Spierer went missing. And on the three-month anniversary, Charlene Spierer released a new letter, written directly to the person responsible for her daughter’s disappearance.
“You know where she is. You are guilty of a heinous crime,” Charlene Spierer wrote in a letter posted on the NewsonLaurenS blog Saturday.
Charlene Spierer writes letter to unknown suspect
A heartfelt letter released Saturday from the mother of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer was addressed directly to the person responsible for her disappearance.
The letter came exactly three months after Charlene Spierer’s daughter disappeared from the Bloomington campus.