The parents of an Indiana University student from Westchester County who's been missing for more than two months have released a new "missing'' poster of her and a new letter online in which they plead for information about her.
The poster shows 20-year-old Lauren Spierer smiling and wearing her blond hair down and sunglasses perched atop her head.
In the letter Rob and Charlene Spierer of Greenburgh, N.Y., write that with the start of the new school year, they "hope and pray'' that more information about their daughter's disappearance will be forthcoming.
They say the silence about their daughter's disappearance is "deafening.'' (See full, unedited text of letter below)
She was last seen early June 3 walking alone to her Bloomington apartment after a night out with friends.
Here is the full, unedited transcript of the new letter released by Lauren Spierer's parents as they continue to search for their daughter.
Our daughter, Lauren Spierer, disappeared on June 3, 2011.
Every time we write, think or utter those words we are riveted back to the afternoon we received the phone call about her disappearance. It is impossible to explain, as we continue to search for Lauren, what the experience of having a missing child is like. There is no explanation for why this has happened. Imagine learning one of the most important people in your world has disappeared and there is not enough information available from friends and acquaintances to find them. There is no reason to think the people Lauren was last with, wouldn’t do everything in their power to help us find her. But, alas, there is deafening silence. That silence compounds our frustration, our desperation and our grief in not having found Lauren. It threatens to be our undoing but make no mistake, we will never give up. Just as someone in your life is special to you, be it child, friend or family member.
Lauren is special to us. As the new school year begins, we hope and pray that more information about Lauren’s disappearance will be forthcoming. We remain in Bloomington for one purpose…TO FIND LAUREN.
Rob and Charlene Spierer