Parents mark missing IU student's 22nd birthday

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The parents of a missing Indiana University student are marking what would have been her 22nd birthday Thursday.

Charlene and Robert Spierer posted a message to a Facebook page dedicated to finding their daughter, Lauren Spierer. Lauren went missing in June 2011.

"Today is Lauren's birthday. There will be no gifts mailed to Bloomington, no cake, no candles, no excited anticipation as the celebration of one so loved approaches. We are left only with the gifts the person responsible for Lauren's disappearance has given our family, despair, heartache and loss," they wrote.

"We have no doubt that when Lauren is found, the next chapter of this horrible nightmare will begin anew. On June 3, 2011, a set of parents was born; unwavering in our desire to find our daughter and see that justice is served for a life ended too early. We remain… just as determined as day one," they said.

The post includes contact information for the Bloomington Police Department tipline: 812.339.4477

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PO Box 1226
Bloomington, IN 47402


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