The search for Indiana University student Lauren Spierer continues as her parents open up to a national magazine about what life without her is like.
Rob and Charlene Spierer are hoping the article will re-energize the search to find Lauren.
The article in People magazine features a large photo of Charlene Spierer looking at the boxes and boxes of Lauren’s belongings. She said they haven’t been able to unpack the boxes or to find closure.
Lauren’s parents said they don’t believe their daughter is alive but they still want to be able to bring her home, and give her a proper burial.
Rob Spierer said it’s still an open and active investigation, but the leads have slowed down. He said he does not believe Lauren was abducted and that something went terribly wrong the night she vanished.
“I think that Lauren was in a state where she was unable to take care of herself and I don’t know that she ever left the apartments that she went to after she left from Kilroy’s,” Rob Spierer said.
The Spierers have always said, there are people out there that know what happened to their daughter and won’t come forward or take police polygraphs.
And the frustration is mounting, they said. They need someone, anyone, to come forward.
They hope they won’t have to keep pleading on the second year anniversary of Lauren’s disappearance this June.