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The mother of missing college student Lauren Spierer made an emotional plea on the tenth anniversary of the Westchester County woman’s disappearance in Indiana.
The news of the grim milestone comes as the private investigator working the case told The Post he hopes renewed attention in the cold case will lead someone to have a “pang of conscious and make a phone call.”
“Ten years ago today in the early hours of June 3, 2011, Lauren became a missing person. What started as an evening with friends ended tragically for Lauren and for our family,” Charlene Spierer wrote on Facebook Thursday.
The mother said she is “hoping today is the day and reminding the reader that anything small could be big.”
Spierer, 20, of Greenburgh, was last seen early June 3 walking alone toward her apartment after a night of partying with friends in Bloomfield, Indiana.
No suspects have ever been publicly named in her disappearance, but a private investigator working the case for years tells The Post he has tracked down hundreds of leads and is confident the truth will emerge.
“I always have hope and I don’t consider it a cold case even though it’s ten years old,” said Mike Ciravolo, president of Beau Dietl & Associates.
Ciravolo said he believes there are only three scenarios that explain Spierer’s disappearance.
“She was out that night with some strange boys, boys that she had just met a week prior, drinking etc. She wasn’t with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend, from time to time exhibited jealousy. He’s still to this day not been properly alibied,” he said of the first possibility.
“She had some health issues, perhaps she died of natural causes from drinking, and the boys up on 11th Street might have disposed of her body,” Ciravolo said of the second possible outcome.
“Scenario number three, if we believe Jay Rosenbaum, she left his apartment at 4:15, she may have been abducted by an opportunist on the street. A little petite girl, helpless, barefoot, 95 pounds, a little tipsy, she could have been snapped up off the street,” the gumshoe explained.
“One of those three scenarios is really the only possibility. If it’s one, two or three, somebody knows something about what happened.”
Charlene Spierer echoed the PI’s plea for someone to come forward with information, after suffering in agony over countless leads that went nowhere.
“You read everything written, every blog, every Facebook post, every tweet, every comment at the end of every article you have access to, just hoping someone will post something to move your case forward. You open your door to the worst of humanity. desperate to believe their convincing lies, but I think the worst offense comes from those who hold the answers and refuse to share them,” Spierer said.
The FBI has assisted the Bloomington Police Department in the search for the missing Indiana University student, but to this date public and private law enforcement continues to hit dead ends in the case.
“We continue to work the case, it’s carefully vetted, it’s investigated. We see if it’s valid information, if there is any meat on the bone, and we take it as far as we can until we’re able to rule it out,” Ciravolo said in a Thursday evening phone interview.
“We’ve done that hundreds and hundreds of times with leads, and we’ll continue to do that.”
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