Family of missing IU student says even after two years, still feels “like yesterday”

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Monday marks a heartbreaking anniversary for an IU student.  June 3rd, 2011, Lauren Spierer vanished and has not been seen since.

The family said it still feels like yesterday when they learned Lauren was gone.  She went missing after a night out with friends.  Billboards with Lauren’s picture are still up around Bloomington, her missing posters are all over campus.  The family says there have been more than 3,000 tips in her case, but still Lauren’s parents, Robert and Charlene have not gotten the information that has led to the closure they continue to plead for.

“I can not believe I have lived without Lauren for two years.  It just does not seem possible.  A lot of times I think about something that happened in the past two years and I will think that it was a couple of months ago when I realize it was in 2011, so it is just inconceivable that two years has passed.”

The family said Monday will be a somber day for them.  They will get together to remember Lauren, and talk about life before she went missing.

“There are certain periods when it’s harder than others,” said Robert Spierer.  “I guess those milestone dates are a little bit more difficult than others.”

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