You know, that terrible story above kind of made me think... All this time, I've thought that the odds that a stranger was involved in Lauren's disappearance were very low -- based both on the facts of the story and behavior from certain POI. But crazy random violence does happen and sometimes I wonder if that night could have just been a perfect storm of bad circumstances.
Check out this article from IDS (the student paper in Bloomington) from March 2011:
Local Man arrested in assault, robbery investigation. While the title says "Local man", the article is actually about two guys suspected of assaults in the Bloomington area where girls were knocked down and robbed/assaulted on the way home from bars late at night -- in one case described, breaking the woman's jaw.
(!) Scary, huh? Scarier to do a search of "assault" on this website and see how many stories come up, given how many people have described feeling totally safe walking home in this area alone late at night. Anyway, I'm not suggesting that there is a link between these cases... I hope these people were both in jail by then (although it's not clear from this article). It just has me wondering if I'm maybe a little naive about the possibilities of random violence, and reconsidering some of the scenarios I dismissed early on in this case...The suspects appeared to target female IU students who were walking home from the downtown area late at night, or from other areas students might frequent, such as restaurants or apartment complexes, according to the release.
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The more self-aware I become, the less sense any of this makes
Rule-of-Three (click to read)
Three-No Cases (click to read)]
Red Flags When Spouse Goes Missing (click to read)
Distancing (click to read)
Carina's resemblance to LS is downright eerie IMHO...
"I believe in the sun even when it isn't shining. I believe in love, even when I am alone, I believe in God, even when He is silent.
I agree that you can sense danger when intoxicated ... but not so much if you've totally passed out.
IDK ... but it does seem like a pivotal part of the night.
I hoped we wouldn't need a thread #26, but this one has gotten long. Maybe a new thread will bring new progress in bringing Lauren home.
Please continue here...
[ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7299132#post7299132"]IN-Lauren Spierer, 20, Bloomington, 03 June 2011 - #26[/ame]
Muddy water in the street; Muddy water 'round my feet... as sung by the inimitable Bessie Smith, "Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)"