Police Find No Evidence in Lauren Spierer Landfill Search

Friday, Aug 19, 2011  |  Updated 7:30 PM EDT
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Police have spent four days searching an Indiana landfill in connection with the disappearance of a Westchester County woman who attended Indiana University, and said Friday they have found no evidence in the case yet.

The search for 20-year-old Lauren Spierer began on Tuesday at Sycamore Ridge Landfill, and Bloomington, Ind. police said it could last up to two weeks.

It was launched more than two months after Spierer vanished and weeks after the public, upon learning the landfill had not yet been searched, launched a massive campaign to have it done.

 

Police said Friday that about 20-30 searchers are working 12-hour days, allowing the crews to comb about 500 to 600 tons of trash per day.

Police have said landfill managers isolated the trash that came from the area where Spierer was last seen and no additional trash had been allowed near that site in the landfill.

The searchers spread out that trash and go through it carefully, police said.

The search won't be done over the weekend because heavy equipment operators have reached the limit of the number of hours they can operate their machinery.

It will resume on Monday.

Spierer was last seen June 3 after being out with friends.

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