Did Lauren Spierer's friends cover up her death?
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Did Lauren Spierer's friends cover up her death?

Bloomington : IN : USA | May 01, 2014 at 2:27 PM PDT
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It's going on three years since Lauren Spierer vanished after partying with her friends in Bloomington, Ind. Over the course of the past three years, there have been plenty of rumors and lots of speculation concerning what might have happened to the missing IU coed. The petite fashion major was last seen (allegedly) wandering home alone, barefoot, to her apartment -- but this is a claim that was made by one of the last people to see her, when surveillance footage has shown that Lauren was unable to stand without being carried and held up by the men who were last seen with her.

Those young men were Corey Rossman and Jason Rosenbaum ( a third person has been cleared from a wrongful death suit by a judge). They partied with Lauren the night she went missing, drinking copious amounts of alcohol -- even getting her into a bar illegally, since she was underage at the time of her disappearance.

In the beginning of Lauren's disappearance, a rumor circulated around Bloomington that she had died of a cocaine overdose -- which was likely partially due to the heart condition that she had, which required medication. Police in Bloomington acknowledged that there could be truth to the rumor -- or at least that they were investigating the possibility. Now that the parents of the missing woman are suing these young men in a wrongful death suit, I can't help but wonder if the cocaine rumors were true.

If these men were at all involved in covering up Lauren Spierer's death, it will hopefully be revealed in court -- and it's considerably easier to win in a civil suit of this caliber than it is to prove guilt in a criminal trial. With there not even being any officials suspects named in the criminal investigation, it's safe to say that this civil suit may be the family's only chance at closure (though they will never have closure until Lauren is found).

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Chelsea Hoffman is based in Henderson, Nevada, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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