Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Search for missing IU student draws social media attention

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The search for a 20-year-old Indiana University sophomore last seen here early Friday continued Wednesday, drawing widespread attention and celebrity interest on social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.
A Facebook page titled "Help Find Lauren Spierer — Missing from Indiana University" — one of several such pages — had been "liked" by 23,475 as of Wednesday afternoon. On Twitter, celebrities including American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, 1980s TV star Scott Baio and reality TV star Kim Kardashian sent notes to their followers about the search.
Indianapolis Colts
owner Jim Irsay on Twitter Wednesday pledged a $10,000 reward for "serious info that SOLVES Lauren's Missing Persons. Contact Bloomy Police!!!!!"
Bloomington police Lt. Bill Parker said Wednesday that police have few leads and no suspects, but they believe foul play is to blame for the disappearance of Spierer, last seen leaving a friend's apartment early Friday after a night out. Read More...


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