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Frank Merante of Manhattan talks to employees Lauren Pappalardo of Mount Kisco and Renee McGeady of Somers during a "Shop for Lauren" event at Via Michelle, a boutique Mount Kisco. Via Michelle donated 25 percent of its sales Saturday to raise funds for the Spierer family. Greenburgh native Lauren Spierer was last seen on June 3, 2011, near Bloomington, Ind., where she was a student at Indiana University. Merante befriended Spierer when they were students at Edgemont High School. Merante organized the event. (July 21, 2012)(Credit: Angela Gaul)

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Lauren Spierer's family gets help from local business

Michelle Danielle, owner of Via Michelle, a boutique store offering jewelry, accessories, and makeup in Mount Kisco, has offered to give 25 percent of every sale to the Spierer family to help in their efforts to find daughter Lauren. Spierer, a 20-year-old Indiana University student, was last seen on June 3, 2011, when she left a friend's apartment in Bloomington, Ind. Despite widespread media coverage and repeated appeals from her family, no one has reported seeing Spierer and leads provided to police haven't panned out. (July 21, 2012)