Search for missing IU student Lauren Spierer enters another week

BLOOMINGTON, IN (WAVE) - A new clue in the search for 20-year-old Lauren Spierer came Sunday morning that had police hopeful. The information took searchers about 25 miles from Bloomington, Indiana to Martinsville.

Police say tips - including a passerby noticing a mound of fresh dirt - had them zeroing in on an area off of State Road 37 in Martinsville.

In the end, it turned up nothing, dealing another blow to Lauren's parents on Father's Day The search for Lauren now enters week three.

But no one is giving up hope - not the Spierer family, nor police, nor even volunteers putting in countless hours to find Lauren.

The Spierer family thanked everyone involved; not just those out searching.

"Working on computers, getting needed equipment and materials, people who've been baking things and sending over food," Robert Spierer said.

At a Monday morning press conference, police updated the media on that Sunday search, while also adding that a white pick-up truck that at one time was thought to be somewhat suspicious has been cleared.

Lauren's mother, Charlene Spierer, again pleaded for clues during the Monday press conference.

"To the person who has that piece of information that can lead us to Lauren: we all come to a cross roads in our lives. We have a choice about which road we want to take. We all have that defining moment that's going to define who we are and I'm begging and pleading with you to take the high road," Charlene Spierer said.

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