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Nearly Three Weeks And Still No Sign Of Missing College Student Lauren Spierer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- It's been nearly three weeks since anyone saw Lauren Spierer, the missing Indiana University College student from Westchester.

On Wednesday, specialized searches on horseback and ATV's in Bloomington and the surrounding southern Indiana countryside continued.

WCBS 880's Catherine Cioffi reports: Police Say Committment To Find Lauren Spierer Continues In Bloomington


Meanwhile, Spierer's mother Charlene Spierer, said she was disappointed that more of 20-year-old's friends hadn't contacted police with information.

"We keep saying that no clue is too small, that no piece of information that you have is too small," said Charlene. "That it all leads to filling this puzzle that we all need to have filled."

Charlene Spierer said her daughter would have been the first to call for help. "I'm extremely disappointed and my question to you is why," she said.

She says the family has set up post office box for anonymous tips to protect anyone who was reluctant to come forward.

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters says investigators will now compare notes and determine what steps to take next after interviewing a second round of witnesses.

The two major leads that police had in the case have turned out to be nothing. 

A white truck that police thought might have been connected to the case turned out to be a contractor looking for an employee and a bag of clothes found in Spierer's apartment complex also was found to have no connection to the case.

Spierer was last seen walking back to her apartment on June 3 after a night out with friends.

(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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