Today, Jan.17th would have been a very special day for Indiana University attendee Lauren Spierer. It would have marked the young ladies twenty-third birthday.
The story of the disappearance of Lauren Spierer is a gut wrenching one for this blogger. Lauren Spierer disappeared in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011 after a night out with friends. I have a really hard time typing the word “friends”. I have researched hundreds of missing persons cases and this particular case frustrates me to the point of breaking things. The reason being that I believe that at least one of her “friends” are just not telling authorities what all they know.
Now this is the point I would go in-depth to tell you the story of this wonderfully vibrant young girl and the family who loves her. I would go into all the details of what happened the night of her disappearance in hopes the story might be read by someone who’s memory might be jogged. I would give you all the fine details leading up to her disappearance with my analysis on what certain facts may mean.
But this case is not a big mystery. In fact it makes my blood boil more so than usual.
It is especially nightmarish knowing that at least one of these “friends” know exactly what happened to Lauren.
See this isn’t a missing person’s case where we all can debate theories. We know that some of the folks that were with Lauren at the time of her disappearance immediately hired high profile attorneys “lawyered up” and left town. They didn’t stick around long to search for her. They never utilized their social media accounts to help find her to this very day. They just got quiet. One even got defensive to a reporter about how his life was turned upside down by the event while never even mentioning Lauren’s name.
Some friends, huh?
Before I go off on a complete tirade about this case. I find in many cases that we don’t get the entire story about the behaviors of the missing from their loved ones. Most folks do what they can to maintain a positive image of their missing loved one. This case is no different in that aspect. People fear that their loved one will be seen as less than sympathetic if bad behaviors are exposed. Some go to great lengths to hide those behaviors. Some are just unaware they existed.
I don’t want to discuss Lauren’s bad behaviors to upset her loved ones. Quite the contrary. It goes directly to the best piece of information I could give readers to avoid winding up in similar situations themselves.
The night Lauren disappeared she was drinking underage with a fake ID at a bar. She was “partyting” with several people she knew. She was by all accounts a “partyer”. Lots of young people are. Especially in your college years. But here is the most important thing to consider if you go out partying.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IMPAIR YOUR ABILITY TO BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.
When you lose that ability and your judgment is blurry… you are MUCH more susceptable to being the victim of a criminal act.
ESPECIALLY, if you are a good looking young vibrant petite blonde. That my friends is a fact worth remembering and if there is a lesson to be learned from this tragedy that is it.
And that is exactly what we have here. A night that was suppose to be a fun night out with new friends partying in college turned into a tragic missing persons case. One in which authorities hands are tied because while they have a good idea who is involved they have no hard evidence to charge anyone in the case with any wrongdoing. The Spierer parents have pursued a civil lawsuit for wrongful death against some.
Recently, an article surfaced by PI Bill Warner trying to connect a number of these cases together including Spierer’s based on the fact that the women were all petite blondes. They are not all directly connected. There is no serial killer on the loose involved in these cases in my opinion. At least not in this case.
The Spieirer’s have done absolutely everything possible to bring home their daughter. They have hired a top PI firm. They have utilized the mainstream media, social media and the internet to keepthesearchalive for Lauren.
Just take a look at this statement issued this past October on the Facebook page started dedicated to finding Lauren.
To anyone who has information about Lauren’s disappearance, you CAN send an anonymous tip to the post office box. If you are ready to help us by sharing what you know, I implore you to do so by calling the tipline, by sending a private message via Facebook, by sending an email or by calling the private investigator.
Someone knows what happened. Lauren did not make herself disappear. Charlene Spierer
Find Lauren PO Box 1226 Bloomington, IN 47402… firstname.lastname@example.org Tips 812.339.4477 Beau Dietl & Associates 800.777.9366″