Monday, February 27, 2012

The search to #FindLauren continues to inspire campus safety

Today is the first of two sessions of "Self-Defense for Spierer" hosted at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. This event is sponsored by the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, the Department of Campus Safety, Active Minds at Muhlenberg and the Peer Health Advocates at Muhlenberg.

The event is aimed to increase funds for the search to #FindLauren and hopes to raise awareness for women on the Muhlenberg College campus about safety. 

Organizers tell the Spierer family, "Our community is thinking of Lauren everyday."

The next session will be held on March 19. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Spierer family statement regarding reward increase

Released Friday, February 24, 2012

"Our daughter Lauren Spierer, an Indiana University student, disappeared June 3, 2011 in Bloomington, IN.  We continue to seek information, which will lead us to finding Lauren and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.  As a result of an extremely generous donation, the reward has been increased to $250,000.00.  

Anyone with information, that leads us to our daughter, will be eligible to receive the reward.  You may contact Beau Dietl Associates at 1.800.777.9366, or the Bloomington Police Department at(812)339-4477.

All information submitted that has a direct impact relative to finding Lauren will be evaluated.  Information that is deemed credible and helps result in the resolution of this case will be awarded to the appropriate individuals from the total reward amount of $250,000.00.

We remain dedicated to finding our daughter.   

For more information about Lauren you can visit  We offer our sincere thanks for any information you can provide."

–Rob and Charlene Spierer

Sunday, February 12, 2012

University of Michigan college student motivated to do more

A University of Michigan student decided she would raise funds for the search to #FindLauren. Every day, more and more people continue to find ways to help bring Lauren home. 

"I could not help but think how easily this could happen to one of my sisters, friends, or to myself. As a Greek community of college women I know that our contributions could significantly support the Spierers. Funds will be donated to the family to assist in the investigation that we hope will ultimately bring those responsible for this heartbreaking crime to justice. Assuming that on average there are 180 girls in each chapter, even if half of the women in each chapter donated $2 (probably less than you spend on your favorite Starbuck’s drink!) a check for almost $3,000 would be able to be written to the Spierers. Could you imagine if we got the support of every sister campus wide? Donating and spreading the word supports the Spierers tremendously, and helps to ensure a similar tragedy does not take place on our own campus. Keep yourself and your sisters safe by walking home in groups and be conscious of crime alerts taking place in Ann Arbor and on campus." 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spierer family releases statement regarding the removal of #FindLauren off Indiana University homepage.

Lauren's once prominent banner on the Indiana University website homepage was months ago,reduced to a button and now Indiana University plans to only post the link to Lauren's information on the home page the first week of every month. It will appear only randomly, thereafter. While there is no direct link on the homepage, Lauren's information will remain on the Protect IU page indefinitely. We are disappointed by this decision, as we hope to obtain information from the IU community which will lead us to Lauren. We are still determined to do everything in our power to find our daughter. Robert Spierer