(Bloomington, Ind.) – It’s been 13 days since Indiana University student Lauren Spierer vanished.
With costs of the ongoing search for Spierer mounting, Indiana University is stepping up by establishing a $50,000 fund.
The fund will pay for housing and feeding volunteers who have been helping in the search, providing transportation, and printing flyers. Two searches each day are being organized to look for Lauren or clues about her disappearance.
Spierer’s parents, Robert and Charlene, say they will not leave Bloomington until Lauren is found.
“We’re here. We’re energetic every day. We’re going to aggressively search for Lauren until we find her,” Rober Spierer said Tuesday.
Spierer, 20, was last seen at the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington as she walked home to her apartment after a night of partying.
Since the student from Greenburgh, New York disappeared on, Bloomington Police have received over 1,000 tips in the case.
“We appreciate every single one of those that have come in,” said Bloomington Police Capt. Joe Qualters.
The FBI is working to enhance surveillance video of a vehicle seen in the area where the Spierer vanished that morning. Investigators said this week the vehicle is not currently considered suspect.
“If we can get the best product out there with the best description, that’ll probably limit the types of calls that we get and that need to be tracked down,” said Qualters.
Police have also been conducting interviews with Spierer’s boyfriend, another man she was with shortly before her disappearance, and other friends and acquaintances.
Anyone with information on Lauren Spierer is asked to call Bloomington Police at (812) 339-4477, or the Indiana University Police Department at (812) 855-4111.