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Audio: BPD press briefings on the case of Lauren Spierer


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By Alex Farris




The Indiana Daily Student has attended each press briefing on missing IU student Lauren Spierer since the first one on June 7. The audio for these conferences appears below. Time stamps are included to indicate when the Spierers speak at each briefing. Click on the links to hear each audio recording.

June 7 Briefing
BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker
Robert Spierer speaks at 12:45
BPD Lt. of Detectives Bill Parker said Lauren was hanging out with friends Thursday night, June 2. They were drinking at Kilroy’s Sports, a bar on the intersection of Eighth and Walnut streets, according to friends’ testimonies and Kilroy’s cameras.

June 8 Briefing
BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker
Robert Spierer speaks at 11:05
The Bloomington Police Department is continuing to interview missing IU Student Lauren Spierer’s “associates and acquaintances,” Lt. Bill Parker said at a press conference at 11:30 a.m. He said the BPD is using polygraph tests. “We believe that the chances are very great that there’s foul play,” Parker said.

June 9 Briefing
BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker
Robert Spierer speaks at 10:06
Police remained tight-lipped concerning reports of an altercation between IU student Corey Rossman and other unidentified males at approximately 2:40 a.m. at Smallwood Plaza the morning Lauren disappeared. 

June 10 Briefing

BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 12:33
Lauren’s case will be aired on America’s Most Wanted on Saturday. The Bloomington Police Department is bringing in a tip management program because they’ve been told there is usually an increase in tips after the program airs.

June 11 Briefing

Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 21:25
(Note: Between 20:40 and 20:45, there is a blank space where tapes were swapped.)
Although there have been no significant developments in the case of missing IU student Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department said that does not mean it will lessen its investigation.

June 12 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 18:24
Lauren Spierer’s mother Charlene said she wakes up every day and asks herself what do I want to accomplish today.  

June 13 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 14:49
Capt. Joe Qualters said at least one vehicle has come to the attention of the Bloomington Police Department in their search for Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old IU student who has been missing since June 3.

June 14 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 14:14
On the 12th day in the search for Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department still has no leads or suspects, but they do have a better description of what Lauren was wearing the night she disappeared.

June 15 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert Spierer speaks at 20:05
The vehicle is a white four-door truck that is either a Chevy Silverado or Chevy Colorado. It has a short bed, bed liner and unidentified equipment in the bed. There appears to be writing on the side door and rear panels. Captain Joe Qualters said the truck has distinctive wheels.

June 16 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 18:31
“This could be you,” Charlene Spierer said while holding up a picture of Lauren smiling and walking out of Smallwood Plaza.

June 17 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 10:47
“The greatest gift that Robbie could have would be information about Lauren,” Charlene Spierer said.

June 20 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 16:40
The white truck that police released footage of last week has been eliminated from consideration in the case of the missing 20 year-old IU student, Lauren Spierer.

June 22 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 15:31
“I am extremely disappointed by the fact that only one of Lauren’s friends have called the Bloomington Police Department with any information,” Charlene Spierer said before providing a post office box address for people to put anonymous tips.

June 24 Briefing
Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 21:10
When asked if the police had a better idea of what happened to Lauren than they did three weeks ago, he said “No, no ... Unfortunately not.”

July 1 Briefing
Robert and Charlene Spierer speak throughout
“To the person who has knowledge about Lauren...If you think that our determination is any less, it’s not,” Charlene said. “We are just as determined today as we were on day one.”

June 7 BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker Robert Spierer speaks at 12:45

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June 8 BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker Robert Spierer speaks at 11:05

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June 9 BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker Robert Spierer speaks at 10:06

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June 10 BPD spokesman: Lt. Bill Parker Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 12:33

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June 11 Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 21:25 (Note: Between 20:40 and 20:45, there is a blank space where tapes were swapped.)

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June 12 Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 18:24

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June 13 Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 14:49

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June 14 BPD Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 14:14

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June 15 BPD Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert Spierer speaks at 20:05

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June 16 BPD Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 18:31

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June 17 BPD Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 10:47

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June 20 BPD Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 16:40

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June 22 | BPD Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters | Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 15:31

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June 24 | BPD Spokesman: Capt. Joe Qualters | Robert and Charlene Spierer speak at 21:10

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July 1 | Robert and Charlene Spierer speak throughout

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