Lauren Spierer, a student at the Indiana University, mysteriously vanished from Bloomington, Indiana over a year ago. Her family has been on a nightmarish mission to locate their missing loved one ever since, though nothing concrete has turned up since she vanished. Although they've pleaded repeatedly with Lauren's captor to release her, the family has heard nothing from the person or persons responsible for her disappearance.
However, on July 9th, a fisherman discovered a skull in the White River, which is roughly 50 miles from campus. Although investigators searched the waters for more remains, nothing has turned up as of this writing. Now the family must await test results from forensic anthropologists to see if the skull belongs to their missing daughter.
Sadly, the Spierers have been down this road once before. Back in April, skeletal remains were located just west of Bloomington. After investigating the remains, authorities determined that they belonged to an unidentified male.
"When will you end this nightmare for our family? We will never give up," the family posted on their Facebook page. "We are just as determined as we were on June 3, 2011. You need to know that. It's our promise to you. For now we continue to wait."
Lauren Spierer was last seen on June 3rd, 2011 while walking home from fellow college student Corey Rossman's apartment around 4:30 in the morning. Although Rossman claims he can't clearly remember what happened due to a punch he received during an altercation that evening, Lauren's father believes he is both a "liar and a coward".
The Spierers are currently offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of their daughter. For more information, stop by findlauren.com.