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Authorities search landfill for evidence of missing IU student Lauren Spierer

Lauren Spierer disappeared around 4:20 a.m. on Friday. Police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 20-year-old Indiana University student five days ago, but have little information about what happened to her.
A missing person poster of Lauren Spierer, 20, on an apartment building in Bloomington, Ind., June 7, 2011. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

(CBS/AP) PIMENTO, Ind. - Bloomington police, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials have begun searching a western Indiana landfill for evidence of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, who was last seen over two months ago.

The Bloomington Police Department said in a statement Tuesday that investigators began searching for clues in the disappearance of the 20-year-old student at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill in Terre Haute, about 55 miles away from Bloomington, around 7 a.m.

Spierer, of Greenburgh, N.Y., was last seen early June 3 walking alone to her Bloomington apartment after a night out with friends.

A team from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is helping search the landfill, which accepts trash from the Bloomington area. Police say the search could take up to two weeks and involve 20 to 30 officers each day.

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