Persons of Interest Named in Lauren Spierer Case

Posted on June 13, 2011



Groundbreaking revelations and clues are yet to be discovered, and Lauren Spierer still has not been seen since around 4:30 am on Friday, June 3. However, that has not stopped Spierer’s family, friends, or the Bloomington community from continuing to tirelessly search for her day after day.

An average of 1,000 people per day have congregated at Smallwood Plaza, taped up fliers with Spierer’s picture on them, and combed through every inch of Bloomington in order to help bring Lauren home.

Spierer’s family has launched with a subscription feature that allows users to receive updates on the latest news in the case. In addition, a blog at has a live Twitter feed from the NewsOnLaurenS Twitter account, which has nearly 20,000 followers.


There are still no suspects in the case, but the Bloomington Police Department has confirmed approximately10 persons of interest. Among the persons whose names have been released are Jesse Wolff, an IU student and Lauren’s boyfriend, Corey Rossman, a friend of Spierer’s who was involved in an altercation with a group of Wolff’s friends at approximately 2:30 am, Mike Beth, Rossman’s roommate, and Jay Rossenbaum, a friend who was allegedly the last person to see Lauren at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue before she vanished.

Police are currently analyzing video footage of at least one vehicle that was seen frequently around the area where Spierer disappeared that night. The BPD notes that the drivers of the vehicles are not suspects, but could potentially hold information that provides the police with a lead.

The BPD also confirmed today that they found Spierer’s keys on the railing of an apartment building close to where she was last seen.

Rather than having search parties comb Bloomington 3 times a day, they are now meeting in front of Smallwood Apartments twice a day– 11am and 5pm.


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