Bloomington—Lauren Spierer disappeared in Bloomington early Friday morning. Friends combed the back alleys of Bloomington Sunday to pass out fliers and look for the 20-year-old IU student who disappeared before dawn.
"We checked construction sites this morning, we checked the woods, the lakes. We've basically checked everywhere in walking distance of where she could be," said David Rohn, who volunteered for the search. "We really don't even know what happened at this point."
A friend told Bloomington police Lauren started walking barefoot at 11th Street and College Avenue at about 4:30 Friday morning. She was headed for her apartment about three blocks away.
Spierer's parents arrived from New York to lead the search, which took them to the Hoosier National Forest east of Lake Monroe.
"We went to Brown County Park yesterday," said the girl's mother, Charlene Spierer. "It's massive. It's like a needle in a haystack. You would need the National Guard for that."
Strangers who heard about Spierer's disappearance joined the effort.
"It just seemed like the right thing to do," said Katie McMahon as she waited to search the forest with Spierer’s family. "If I was in that position, I would want people to come help me."
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lauren Spierer is urged to call Bloomington police.