Attorneys for the Indiana University senior who is believed to be the last person to see Lauren Spierer before she went missing in June are defending his cooperation in the case.
In a statement released Tuesday, Jason "Jay" Rosenbaum's attorneys stressed that their client has cooperated fully, despite "completely inaccurate" statements to the contrary.
They said Rosenbaum has provided full statements to police, allowed his apartment to be searched, agreed to give a DNA sample and continued to cooperate with authorities "upon learning or remembering additional information."
According to the statement, Rosenbaum submitted to a polygraph and shared the results with authorities.
He also met with Spierer's parents, Rob and Charlene Spierer, their attorney and private investigators hired by the family, Rosenbaum's attorneys said.
"In that meeting, as much information as possible was provided to the Spierers and all questions posed were answered," the statement read.
"Yes, I have cooperated since day one, and I will continue to cooperate," Rosenbaum told The Journal News, a newspaper near Spierer's hometown in New York, by telephone. "And I had nothing to do with the disappearance of Lauren. Obviously, there's nothing more that I want than for Lauren to be found and safe, and for this all to be over."
Rosenbaum told police he last saw Spierer, 20, in the early-morning hours of June 3 walking toward her Smallwood Plaza apartment after a night of partying with friends.
His attorneys, James Voyles and Jennifer Lukemeyer, stressed that their client has been more than cooperative since then.
"Since day one, Jason has been cooperative and continues to be so today. No information about what specifics he has shared with the authorities will be released to the media by us so as to not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation," the statement read. "Jason adamantly denies any involvement in Lauren's disappearance and sincerely hopes for her to be found, safe and sound."
6News tried to contact a Spierer family representative on Tuesday but never heard back from them. In previous interviews, the family said it believes acquaintances of Lauren know what happened to her.
"Somebody is responsible for Lauren's disappearance, and somebody knows exactly where she is," Charlene Spierer said in an interview in August. "They're just sitting by watching us every day go through the process of trying to find Lauren."
Bloomington police are taking tips regarding Spierer's disappearance at 812-339-4477.
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