Skull Found on Indiana River Bank Not Spierer's

Lauren Spierer disappeared June 3, 2011, after a night of partying with friends at her college campus

Friday, Aug 10, 2012  |  Updated 5:04 PM EDT
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A coroner in Indiana has determined that a skull found on a river bank last month does not belong to Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student from Westchester who has been missing for more than a year. 

The skull was found by a fisherman on the banks of the White River on July 8. The Marion County Coroner's Office released its preliminary findings Friday stating it has ruled out the possibility the skull belongs to Spierer.

The skull appears to belong to an eastern or Southeastern Asian male, officials sa

Divers searched but found no additional remains.     

Lauren Spierer disappeared June 3, 2011, after a night of partying with friends in Bloomington. Volunteers combed the city and surrounding areas looking for the 20-year-old apparel merchandising student from Greenburgh, N.Y.     

Spierer's parents said for the first time in April they no longer believe their daughter is alive.

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