Lauren Spierer gone two years but police still seek tips and continue search
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With the approach Monday of the second anniversary of the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, local police there issued a statement saying they are still chasing down any tips they receive about the Greenburgh woman's whereabouts.
Spierer would have graduated from the school earlier this month. She has not been seen since she disappeared in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011, after a night of partying with her friends close by the campus.
Tips poured in as national attention focused on the school and the popular 20-year-old who graduated from Edgemont High School in 2009.
"Despite being nearly two years into this investigation," Bloomington Capt. Joe Qualters said in a news statement, "information continues to come in regarding Lauren's case and investigators diligently pursue the information with the same level of commitment as in the beginning."
As of May 24, the Bloomington Police Department has received 3,060 tips related to the search for Spierer. They've 166 so far this year, police said.
Qualters did not return calls seeking comment on the tips.
"Since the time of Lauren's disappearance on June 3, 2011, the Bloomington Police Department has continued its ongoing effort to provide answers to Lauren's family and the Bloomington community," Qualters said in the release. "No amount of time passing will deter us from our responsibility and we remain dedicated to Lauren's cause."
Members of the Spierer family could not be reached for comment.