Missing Girl: The Latest


The latest on this case shows friends of the missing women retaining lawyers of their own.

Friends reflect on Spierer, now missing two weeks, in LoHud.

The search for Edgemont High School Graduate Lauren Spier in Bloomington, Indiana, which was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” over the weekend, now focuses on possible drug use.

From "America's Most Wanted"

According to reports, Police for the first time today acknowledged that they have received information that college student Lauren Spierer may have overdosed on cocaine and that the student or students who were with her panicked and disposed of her body.

A missing person poster of Lauren Spierer, 20, is posted on a sign post outside her apartment building in Bloomington, Ind., June 7, 2011. ( AP Photo)

Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters was asked by a reporter about these “rumors” during a morning media conference.

His reply: “Have we heard information along those lines? Absolutely.”

But he said detectives have not ruled that, or any other possibility, out in their investigation into the missing student.

“It’s absolutely critical for us to be open minded,” he said. “There is no shortage of information coming in.”

The 20-year-old Indiana University sophomore, a graduate of Edgemont High School who has a rare heart condition, vanished early June 3 after a night of partying.

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