Lauren Spierer, an Indiana University student from Westchester County, New York, disappeared after drinking at a sports bar with friends at around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3. She was last seen walking alone toward her apartment in downtown Bloomington. Spierer's purse and keys were found along the route to her friend's apartment, and she left her cell phone and shoes in the bar.
According to Indiana police, foul play could be involved in the incident.
It is not impossible but unlikely that 20-year-old Spierer left the Bloomington area on her own, said Lieutenant Bill Parker of the Bloomington Police Department, reported the NY Post.
Among the newly released details on Tuesday morning, police said they do not have an official suspect but do have around 10 names of interest, and it is suspected there was foul play involved in her disappearance. Spierer's hair might have been cut or colored if she was abducted.
Around 400 volunteers have been searching for Spierer as police seek to find evidence on the disappearance. A news conference will be held every weekend until further notice.
The Indiana Daily Student stated that searches are scheduled for 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. on Tuesday in Bloomington.
Spierer's parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, traveled from their home in Greenburgh, N.Y., to Bloomington for the search. They described their daughter as a loving girl full of life. According to Spierer's mother Charlene Spierer, Lauren Spierer has a life-threatening heart condition called Long QT Syndrome and requires medical attention.
The missing Indiana student is described as 4'11 tall and approximately 95 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt over a white tank top and black pants.
If anyone has information about her, please contact the Bloomington Police Department at 812-339-4477.