Since the interest level in the search for Lauren remains high, I continue to hope for a break in the case. One of my daughter's texted me yesterday "Did you hear about Lauren Spierer?" As someone who follows the case like a job, my stomach dropped. I had not heard but called her back immediately. Alas, it was a report that a body was found 100 miles west of Bloomington, IN. DNA tests will be performed to see if it is Lauren.
I say alas as it pains me to think of the number of missing persons that body may be. Early in the case there was a possible body found in Indianapolis that was thought to be her and was not. This particular story yesterday was reported by The Indiana Daily Student. As of this morning it is being reported by major news outlets.
The reporting of this makes me wonder if it is being done to keep interest in the case alive. The skeletal remains that were found have not been identified as male or female and as such, questions the reasoning behind the reporting of it. To me in any case.
Since Lauren, a petite blond student at Indiana University went missing on June 3, 2011. I have read every bit of news on the case. Unfortunately it is all the same. When she went missing, the circumstances surrounding the evening and that's it. All the boys involved in her last sightings have lawyered up. No one is talking.
As of yesterday it has been 10 months. I remain highly suspicious that much more information is known but is not being shared. The Bloomington police have not released any more details and life there goes on without Lauren. The only sign of her can be seen on chilling billboards that beg to find her.
I wrote my last blog about Lauren several weeks ago. 3,517 people have read it. That's an average of 198 per day since it was written. Through the daily activity reports I receive I am alerted as to what google search terms have been used to direct a person to the blog. These are those terms:
Lauren Spierer, Lauren Spierer March 2012, Indiana student missing Lauren Spierer, What happened to Lauren Spierer, Lauren Spierer March, Missing Indiana student found, Lauren Spierer update, Lauren Spierer 3:38AM, Lauren Spierer wiki, Lauren Spierer news, Lauren Spierer found, Lauren Spierer Indiana, Lauren Spierer Indiana missing, topic: Lauren_Spierer.
Every day when I read these reports I wonder if the person that knows where Lauren is is one of the people googling her name. I get chills when I think of the possibility that that person has read my blog.
I'm sure many of the people searching the internet for Lauren are people such as I that have had an interest in the case. Yet maybe, just maybe there is a person that knows where Lauren is that searches daily to see if there is new information. If maybe police are closing in.
Could it be one of the boys that were last seen with Lauren? The ones that rushed to hire lawyers? Was it an abduction? Is it that person?
What don't we know? What is not being reported? Who out there knew Lauren and her personal life? Who saw Lauren that last night on June 3? Her parents have appealed to the public numerous times in their tireless effort to find their daughter. They have repeatedly begged for the smallest tidbit of information. SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING. Anything small could be big.
Should the body that the police are identifying turn out to be Lauren this will certainly not be the ending the Spierers are praying for. They may then know she is gone but the wondering of how it happened won't go away.
Imagine that this were your child. Imagine spending the rest of your life in a daily nightmare not knowing where she is or what happened to her. Anyone who has or had kids that attended/attend IU ask them if they know or heard anything. If they do, please report it. There are many Chicago families with children that go/went there. Ask them. Share the information. Let's all help find Lauren.
For all available information on the case go to the web site at www.findlauren.com. Remember there is a $250,000 reward being offered. Money usually talks. Let's hope it does this time.