The parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer are now offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the return of their daughter.
Robert and Charlene Spierer issued a statement through the News on Lauren S blog Friday afternoon confirming the reward for finding Lauren has increased to $250,000, thanks to a donation.
“Anyone with information, that leads us to our daughter, will be eligible to receive the reward,” the Spierers stated. “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.”
A surveillance videotape taken from Smallwood Plaza showed an altercation that may have involved the man Spierer was seen with that night.
“There was an altercation, and that’s on the tape, but we can’t go into the specifics,” Robert Spierer said. “Police are armed with that information, and they’ve asked us not to comment specifically on any element of the case.”
Hundreds of volunteers have been searching the Bloomington area for several days in three waves a day.
Spierer was last seen early in the morning of June 3, 2011 as she walked toward her Smallwood Plaza apartment at about 4:30 a.m.
“Our main question is, ‘Where’s Lauren?’ That’s all I care about,” Charlene Spierer said. “We don’t have the answer to that.”
Detectives said they plan to continue search efforts.