BPD Releases Surveillance Camera Photograph of Spierer and Car

Posted on June 15, 2011

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LEILA PALIZI

The Bloomington Police Department has released a photograph of Lauren Spierer that was taken the night she disappeared. In the photo, Spierer is smiling as she walks over to meet her friends before her night out.
Robert Spierer said this photograph embodies who his daughter is.

“She is a happy, smiling, beautiful young lady,” he told reporters at today’s press conference. “We miss her terribly. She’s very dear to us and we love her very much.”

In an ongoing endeavor to find Spierer, the BPD has concentrated their efforts on surveillance video footage of a vehicle that was seen circling the block during the timeframe and location where Spierer was last seen.

The BPD is interested in this vehicle because they believe that the driver could either have direct responsibility for her disappearance or information that leads to where she is.

The vehicle first appears westbound on 10th approaching Morton Street at approximately 4:15 A.M. on June 3rd. It then reappears on the same camera at 4:24 A.M. near 10th street.

The vehicle described as being either a white 4-door Chevy Silverado or Chevy Colorado truck with a short bed. The truck appears to have some form of equipment on the back, a bedliner, somewhat distinctive wheels, and some kind of logo on the sides. The truck is believed to be a model from the mid-2000s. The BPD is asking anyone with information on the vehicle to contact them as soon as possible.

The BPD has also obtained additional video footage of Lauren at various locations throughout the night she went missing, but they say they are not allowed to disclose the locations of those places at this time.
Weather permitting, searches will continue from Smallwood Plaza today at. IU will provide ponchos in order to keep searchers dry.

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