Police complete first week of searching landfill for evidence in Lauren Spierer case

The Bloomington Police Department is being assisted by the FBI and the Indiana University Police Department.

Bloomington police have completed the first week of searching the Sycamore Ridge Landfill for evidence in the Lauren Spierer investigation.  

The Bloomington Police Department is being assisted by the FBI and the Indiana University Police Department.  

Republic Services, owner of the landfill, volunteered heavy equipment personnel to the search.  

Police say there are no updates regarding any evidence discovered.  

The search operation consists of 20 to 30 law enforcement personnel searching the landfill for 12 hours daily.  

Police say 500 to 600 tons of trash have been checked each day from 50-60 truckloads of waste, which is retrieved from the confiscated area and spread out to go through.  

The operation is expected to take two weeks.  Police say they will not search the landfill this weekend, but they will resume on Monday.

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