Lauren Spierer Case: One year anniversary passes in Indiana University student's disappearance

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(CBS/WISH) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Although a year has passed since the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, friends, family and volunteers are still searching for the Indiana University student.

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Students, faculty and staff on Friday held a vigil for Lauren and those who have tirelessly helped in the search, CBS affiliate WISH reports.

"So here we are one year later, weary but not tired, discouraged but not daunted," IU Dean Harold Goldsmith reportedly said at the gathering.

"I promised that I wouldn't give up until she is found," said volunteer Kristina Sparks. "I go to a doctor's appointment and on my way home, I see a rural road I have never been on before and I take the road and I start searching for her."

Spierer was last seen about 4:30 a.m. on June 3, 2011 at a downtown Bloomington intersection after a night of partying with friends. A friend she was with that night told police Spierer walked home alone after being at a sports bar and a few downtown apartments.

Spierer's parents have said they don't believe she's alive but are doing everything in their power to find her and bring her home.

Bloomington Police said on Thursday the Spierer case remains a priority and the department still receives a couple credible tips every week, WISH reports. Overall, Bloomington Police have reportedly received more than 2,600 tips in the past year.

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