Report: Spierer friend accuses missing student’s parents of harassment
A man who was friends with missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer says her parents have been harassing him, according to a report in a New York newspaper.
Corey Rossman was among the last people to see Spierer before her disappearance in June 2011.
“It’s inappropriate the way they’re harassing people that are also victims in this case,” Rossman told The Journal News.
He maintained that he and others who were the last to see Spierer had nothing to do with her disappearance.
“We’ve done nothing wrong. If we’d done something wrong, we would have been arrested already. All they’re doing is hurting my career,” Rossman told the newspaper.
No charges have been brought against Rossman, and he’s never been a suspect in the case. He was named as a “person of interest” in the early phases of the investigation.
The night of Spierer’s disappearance, Rossman got into a fight in which another student punched him in the face. Surveillance video showed him helping Spierer out of the Smallwood Plaza Apartments building where she lived.
Spierer’s parents have accused Rossman and others who were the last to see their daughter of withholding information from investigators.