Spierer family files suit in Lauren’s disappearance

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The family of missing student Lauren Spierer has filed a lawsuit against Corey Rossmann, Jason Rosenbaum and Michael Beth. The suit alleges that “this matter involves the negligent actions and omissions of the defendants that resulted in the disappearance, injury, and death of Lauren Elizabeth Spierer.”

Spierer went missing almost two years ago after a night out with friends. Court documents show Lauren attended a party at Rosenbaum’s home the night of her disappearance. Several witnesses state Spierer appeared to be drunk. Documents also say  that Rosenbaum was the last person to see Lauren alive, after she left his apartment at 4:30 a.m. to go home.

The Spierer’s suit alleges that Lauren’s “abandonment in an intoxicated and disoriented state in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011 in an area known for criminal acts contributed to her disappearance, and presumed injuries and death.”

The family has shared a statement via their attorney:

“Rob and Charlene Spierer authorized the filing of this lawsuit with great reluctance and only after we counseled them that they would lose certain legal rights if not exercised by the two-year anniversary of Lauren’s disappearance.  We hope no one will misinterpret this action.  Any parent in search of information about a missing child would use every resource available to them.  Therefore, we intend to use the rights afforded by the civil justice system to obtain answers to questions that have gone unanswered for too long.  We fully expect that those with relevant information will cooperate with this process.”


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