6 Months Later, No End In Sight In Spierer Search

Bloomington Police: 'Vigorous Efforts Will Continue'

Saturday marks six months since the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

Bloomington police said Thursday that it is still receiving tips related to the Spierer case and that a team of investigators is working on what is a "priority assignment" for them.

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"Despite the time that has passed since this investigation began, much has been done, and much continues to be done on the case," said Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters.

Prospects of finding Spierer are fading as the months pass, but police said they are maintaining their vigor.

"The Bloomington Police Department remains as committed to this investigation as we were on June 3, and our vigorous efforts will continue as we seek to provide answers to Lauren's family and the Bloomington community," Qualters said.

Police said they have received more than 2,400 tips.

Spierer was last seen in the early-morning hours of June 3 as she walked at 11th Street and College Avenue.

There were numerous searches in the weeks and months after the student's disappearance, and investigators combed a landfill in August, with no evidence found.

Numerous agencies have been involved in the search, including the FBI, Indiana State Police and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, along with local agencies.

Police asked anyone with information to call them at 812-339-4477.

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