Parents of missing student Lauren Spierer invite searchers to reunion

POSTED AT 05:08 PM ON Jul. 7, 2011  (UPDATED AT 07:30 PM ON Jul. 7, 2011)


The parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer are inviting those who have helped search for their daughter to a “searcher’s reunion” this weekend.

Called “Laps for Lauren,” the event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at Woodlawn Field on campus.

“We would love to see everyone who is helping us continue our efforts to find our dear sweet Lauren,” Lauren’s family said in a message posted on the Find Lauren website. “Hope to see you Saturday.”

Lauren was last seen around 4:30 a.m. on June 3 at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue

Since then, thousands of volunteer searchers have joined police in looking for the 20-year-old student.

The volunteers originally met at Lauren’s apartment complex, Smallwood Plaza, three times a day before scouring the city and county. Eventually, the searches decreased to twice a day, and the search headquarters was moved to McNutt Residence Hall.

On June 29 the headquarters were closed.

Anyone with information about Lauren Spierer should call the Bloomington Police Department at 812-339-4477.


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