Though there is no indication of a connection, word that a woman's body was found in Fall Creek in Indianapolis on Sunday was chilling to family and friends searching for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.Sunday marked one month since Spierer was last seen in the early morning hours of June 3 as she walked toward her Smallwood Plaza apartment.
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Weeks of searching and investigation have turned up little information about what might have happened to Spierer, 20.Spierer's case sparked a lot of attention globally, with speculation rampant on social media websites and blogs, but little officially released information.Indianapolis police told Bloomington authorities about the body discovery, but there's little more to go on until the body is examined."The only thing we could determine is that it's female," said Kendale Adams, Indianapolis police public information officer. "Everybody wants the information, but I'll be honest with you, our investigators really don't know until we've had an opportunity to get the report from the Marion County coroner. Then, we can back trace what exactly happened."Bloomington police released a statement on Monday morning referencing the body in Indianapolis."Bloomington Police investigators are in contact with IMPD, but at this time there is not enough information for IMPD to determine the identity or a basic description," read part of a statement from Lt. William Parker. "A forensic examination is pending which hopefully will provide more information."Spierer's parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, have vowed to stay in Bloomington for as long as it takes to find out what happened to their daughter.Spierer weighs about 90 pounds and is 4 feet 11 inches tall. Police asked anyone with information to call 812-339-4477.
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