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Lauren Spierer's Parents Not Returning To Westchester, Still Hoping To Find Missing Daughter

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- The parents of an Indiana University student from Westchester who was last seen four weeks ago say they are still determined to find out what happened to their daughter.

Robert and Charlene Spierer made a new plea during a news conference Friday for information that would help police in the search for their 20-year-old daughter Lauren.

Even though official, public searches ended on Wednesday, the Spierers say they will be staying in Bloomington.

WCBS 880'S Catherine Cioffi reports: Spierers Say They Have No Plans To Stop Searching


Robert Spierer asked that the parents of students who might have even secondhand information help their children find the courage to come forward.

Charlene Spierer had a message for her daughter. "I was just want to say 'Hi Lauren, it's mom. We love you. We're going nowhere. We're here for you, we just want you to come home,'" she said.

Lauren was last seen about 4:30 a.m. on June 3, walking alone to her apartment after a night out with friends.

Police this week called off the general searches that had attracted hundreds of volunteers who scoured the city and parts of the surrounding wooded countryside.

Since her disappearance, police along with hundreds of volunteers have scoured the area of Bloomington, Indiana looking for the missing 20-year-old.

Lauren Spierer
Lauren Spierer (credit: CBS 2)

Several leads into what may have happened to Lauren have fallen short, but police say they will continue investigating.

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