The latest Lauren Spierer update still remains with the Indiana University student missing. However, investigators have discovered a definite series of events, which may or may not lead to her eventual discovery, starting back in 2011.
One could assume that Spierer had been kidnapped by a known sex offender, murdered, and then hidden where no one would find her. However, that’s only going by circumstances surrounding Lauren Spierer’s disappearance, and there is yet no hard evidence showing her fate or who may have been responsible.
Fox News says that on June 2, 2011, the 20-year-old went drinking with friends at Kilroy’s Sports Bar in Bloomington. Witnesses claimed she was extremely intoxicated when she left the establishment with her friend Corey Rossman. The two allegedly went to the Smallwood Plaza apartment complex where Spierer lived, and Rossman ended up in a fight where someone had punched him.
Rossman claimed the fisticuffs left him with memory loss regarding what had happened that night.
Another factor in this Lauren Spierer update points to the possibility that with her and Rossman both intoxicated, he may have simply been too drunk to remember. This possibility is mere speculation, though, and the only evidence lies in the surveillance video.
Spierer and Rossman had allegedly left her apartment and made their way to his, where they met his roommate, Michael Beth. Beth had allegedly helped Rossman get in bed and tried to convince Spierer to stay as well. According to a police report by witness Jason Rosenbaum, Spierer had allegedly left Rossman’s apartment and had been seen at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue. This was the last place Spierer had been seen.
Throughout the month of June, posters had been placed around the Bloomington area asking for any further updates about Lauren Spierer’s disappearance. Volunteers began combing through the area looking for anything at all that might lead to her whereabouts.
On June 9, DNA samples were offered by Corey Rossman and Lauren’s boyfriend, Jesse Wolff.
A white short-bed truck full of equipment was alleged to be part of the case in police photos released on June 14. The owner of the truck came forward and was cleared of all involvement days later.
The trail of Lauren Spierer updates went cold until August 2011, when police searched a dump in Terre Haute where Bloomington’s garbage is taken. Nothing was found.
On April 3, 2013, Spierer’s parents released an emotional letter saying that their daughter should have been graduating around that time. The letter concluded that “[there] will be no graduation: There will be no excited anticipating. There will be no future for Lauren.”
The drama allegedly escalated on May 23, 2013, when Corey Rossman claimed Lauren’s parents had begun harassing him. He insisted he’d done nothing wrong, and there remained no charges against him.
On June 26, Spierer’s parents filed a lawsuit against Corey Rossman, Jason Rosenbaum, and Michael Beth for allegedly not doing enough to help Lauren. By December 2, Michael Beth’s attorney effectively had his part of the lawsuit thrown out, and on December 23, it was ruled that Rossman and Rosenbaum would be given the chance to testify in the case.
The federal judge eventually decided to dismiss the lawsuit on October 1 as attorneys began targeting the bar Spierer had been seen at the night she’d disappeared. Her parents filed an appeal.
— 48 Hours (@48hours) January 29, 2016
On April 27, 2015, another Indiana University student had allegedly suffered the same fate as Spierer. Daniel Messel was arrested for the murder of Hannah Wilson, and police began once again looking for updates to the Lauren Spierer case. On August 14, Spierer’s parents’ lawsuit was once again thrown out.
— Phil Sanchez (@Phil_Sanchez) January 29, 2016
A possible Lauren Spierer update arose on January 28 this year when the FBI raided the home of convicted sex offender Justin Wagers on a tip. People Magazine reports that Justin Wagers said he “has no knowledge regarding the disappearance of Lauren Spierer or any other missing person.”
So far, the only non-video evidence found in the Spierer case were her belongings, which were found in the sports bar and in a back alley. No other evidence has been discovered.
Lauren Spierer’s mother still hopes for a positive update leading to her daughter’s whereabouts.
“There have been so many waiting to hear, waiting to hear, waiting to hear, that never said it was related to Lauren and this is just making me sick now. I want to find Lauren more than anything in the whole wide world and that’s the most important thing.”
What do you think happened to missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer?
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