NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The family of missing Indiana University student and Westchester native Lauren Spierer is hoping the effort to locate their daughter will receive a much-needed shot in the arm.
Rob and Charlene Spierer announced that, thanks to a donation, the reward for information that leads them to their daughter has grown to $250,000.
Spierer disappeared on June 3, 2011.
The Spierer's issued the following statement:
Our daughter Lauren Spierer, an Indiana University student, disappeared June 3, 2011 in Bloomington, IN. We continue to seek information, which will lead us to finding Lauren and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. As a result of an extremely generous donation, the reward has been increased to $250,000.00. Anyone with information, that leads us to our daughter, will be eligible to receive the reward. You may contact Beau Dietl Associates at 1.800.777.9366, www.investigations.com or the Bloomington Police Department at (812)339-4477.
All information submitted that has a direct impact relative to finding Lauren will be evaluated. Information that is deemed credible and helps result in the resolution of this case will be awarded to the appropriate individuals from the total reward amount of $250,000.00.
We remain dedicated to finding our daughter. For more information about Lauren you can visit www.findlauren.com. We offer our sincere thanks for any information you can provide.
Earlier this month, the Spierers expressed exasperation that the university removed a prominent link about Lauren from their Bloomington campus' home page.
Weeks of searches have turned up no signs of Spierer. She is 4'11", 95 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants and a white top.
Police say they've received more than 2,400 tips in the case.
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