Lauren Spierer's parents need closure
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Lauren Spierer's parents need closure

Bloomington : IN : USA | Aug 28, 2013 at 2:58 AM PDT
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Bloomington bar cited in connection with Lauren Spierer case

It's been over two years and Lauren Spierer still hasn't been found. By now her parents have all but accepted the notion that the missing Indiana University coed is no longer alive -- and they believe the young men last seen with her are responsible for her demise in some way. That's why they're suing them. However, it should be noted that Corey Rossman, Michael Beth and Jason Rosenbaum are rather bright and well-to-do young men, so they've lawyered up and are doing what they can to destroy this lawsuit before it even launches. Thanks to their law savvy ways, a motion has gummed up the Spierers' plans, and a judge is now weighing the decision to either go on with the wrongful death suit or to dismiss it.

Rob and Charlene Spierer just want closure in this case. They want to know what happened to their daughter -- and they want to know where to find her. The three men last seen with the missing Bloomington, Ind. woman haven't been the most cooperative over the past couple of years -- one of them claiming temporary amnesia, and another picking up and leaving town immediately after the girl vanished. It's easy to see where Rob and Charlene's frustrations are coming from when these young men are treating the disappearance of their "friend" like a game.

Hopefully the judge doesn't dismiss the case -- because it certainly does seem as though the three men share some sort of responsibility for what might have happened. However, the state of Ind. is clear about what constitutes as "legally dead," and Lauren Spierer does not fit this criteria. Based on this alone, the judge may be forced to dismiss the case. That means Rob and Charlene will have to continue to wait for answers as they continually run into roadblock after roadblock.

In June of 2011, Lauren vanished after a night of drinking with Corey, Michael and Jason. Surveillance footage shows her so inebriated that she had to be carried by her male companions, and she reportedly left belongings behind at the bar that illegally served her alcohol (she was not yet 21). These men, being of legal drinking age, had no qualms about helping the 20-year-old get overly drunk -- yet they claim to have no responsibility for what may have happened to her after they claimed to let her walk home alone in the middle of the night. Of course, surveillance footage doesn't show a woman who was able to walk. Will the judge acknowledge these inconsistencies?

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