Lauren Spierer

Still missing: One year later, the search continues for Lauren Spierer

It's been a year since Lauren Spierer disappeared. The following is an update on where  the police investigation stands, how the family and community have been affected and why Lauren is still missing.

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Hillel event reflects on one year anniversary of Spierer disappearance

A ceremony was conducted Friday at the Simone G. Hillel Center in remembrance of Lauren Spierer’s disappearance one year ago.

articleSTORY: City removes Spierer signs


Lauren Spierer: 'She's not a poster. She's a person.'

Lauren Spierer is disappearing again. Nine months ago, the then-20-year-old sophomore vanished in the middle of a summer night. Posters showing Lauren’s smiling face began to haunt Bloomington. She was gone, but everywhere.

articleSTORY: City removes Spierer signs


Spierers, University release statements regarding website change

The parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer, along with site visitors and supporters alike, expressed disappointment Saturday at the University's decision to "rotate" the button linking to information about the student's disappearance.

Spierer family increases reward to $250K

The family of Lauren Spierer, an IU student who has been missing since June 3, 2011, announced Friday that they have increased the reward money offered for information.

Spierers recount past 6 months without their daughter

Every time they return to Bloomington, the Spierers see Lauren’s face. Staring at them from store windows and lamp posts, Lauren’s crystal-blue gaze is a constant reminder of who they are missing.

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articleSTORY: Volunteers mark 6 months since Lauren’s disappearance


6 months later, search continues for Lauren Spierer

A family, a circle of friends and a community of more than 80,000, 183 days later, are still wondering what could have happened.

Campus, Bloomington show up for Lauren, rain or shine

Many students and Bloomington residents made the trek to Dunn Meadow for the Shine 4 Lauren concert.

Private investigator apologizes for calling BPD chief 'Gomer Pyle'

A private detective investigating the disappearance of missing IU student Lauren Spierer  called Bloomington police Chief Mike Diekhoff “Gomer Pyle” on a New York talk show Friday. He apologized to the state and the city on Monday.

Bloomington Police search for missing 20-year-old woman

The Bloomington Police Department has been searching for a missing woman since 4:30 a.m. Friday. The woman is Lauren Spierer, age 20.

Spierer is a white female, 4 feet 11 inches tall, slender build, has blue eyes and long blonde hair.

Spierer was last seen walking south on College Avenue from 11th Street on her way back to her apartment in Smallwood Plaza, located on College Avenue.

She did not arrive to her apartment and video footage does not show her entering the apartment complex.

Spierer was wearing a white tank top with a loose, light colored button shirt over it and full length black stretch pants. She was not wearing shoes.

According to her mother, Spierer has a life-threatening heart condition called Long QT Syndrome. Spierer's mother has asked that if anyone knows where her daughter is, to please take her to the hospital.

Flyers have been distributed all across the IU campus as well as Bloomington. Anyone with information about Lauren Spierer should call BPD at 812-339-4477.

Timeline of events: Lauren’s night and the days that followed

This is a timeline created based on facts that have been verified by the parents of Lauren Spierer, Bloomington Police Department and on-site reporting of the daily search parties.

Who's who in the Lauren Spierer Case

Editor's Note: The following is a list of the most prominent individuals involved with the Bloomington Police Department's investigation of missing IU student Lauren Spierer..

How to help

The search for Lauren: How to help

If you have any information regarding Lauren Spierer, contact the Bloomington Police Department at 812-339-4477.

Spierer case lands local bar in trouble

Kilroy’s Sports Bar was cited on two alcohol-related charges in relation to missing IU student Lauren Spierer by the Indiana State Excise Police on Thursday.