A source has stepped forward to contradict a story from one of the last people to see Lauren Spierer, a missing Indiana University student, on the morning of her disappearance.Attorney Carl Salzmann, who represents Corey Rossman, said Spierer helped his client walk home on the morning of June 3 after he was punched in the face and suffered memory loss.
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A source told 6News' Stacia Matthews that video from the evening shows she would have been too incapacitated to help someone else walk home because she could barely stand on her own."She was really drunk. She stumbled out of the elevator, slammed against this wall and one of the guys carried her out of Smallwood (Plaza.) "Police haven't publicized the contents of the video, saying only that it shows Spierer and an acquaintance entering Smallwood Plaza about 2:30 a.m. and leaving about 15 minutes later."We're limited to what we're going to talk about," said Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters. "We have those guidelines, and we're not going to stray from those."Thursday marked the 50th day since Spierer was last seen. Her parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, still hold hope that she will be found.Charlene Spierer released a letter detailing her anguish and resolve to keep searching."It's as if our lives before June 3rd never happened. We are suspended in time," she wrote. " I cannot imagine doing anything other than searching for Lauren until the time we find her and can take her home with us. Some days are paralyzing."
Read: Charlene Spierer's Letter
Spierer said she's been hardened by the experience."The word 'transition' is another way of letting me know a change is about to happen that I might not be happy about," she wrote. "I've learned to speak while looking into a camera instead of a person's eyes."Spierer didn't speak specifically to developments in the investigation, but she clearly referenced her frustration with some people who had been associated with her daughter."I've learned there lurks an evil, a cruel, heartless element that cares more about themselves than the life of my daughter," she wrote. "Your silence is deafening. Your lack of compassion is (reprehensible)."Spierer weighs about 90 pounds and is 4 feet 11 inches tall. Police asked anyone with information to call 812-339-4477.
More: Spierer Family's Website