BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Wednesday he is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.
“Offering $10,000 reward for serious info that SOLVES Lauren’s Missing Persons. Contact Bloomy Police!!!!!” Irsay tweeted Wednesday — shortly after Bloomington police said they had no new developments in the case since the sophomore was reported missing six days ago.
“We don’t have a revelation today or any big breaking news, I wish we did,” Lt. Bill Parker, of the Bloomington Police Department, said at a press conference.
Spierer, 20, was last seen walking alone barefoot from a friend’s Bloomington, Ind., apartment at around 4:30am local time Friday after a night of partying at a local bar.
Bloomington police have interviewed several “persons of interest,” including her boyfriend — a fellow student at Indiana University, who saw Spierer in the hours before her disappearance but investigators still have no suspects.
“We’ve been interviewing everybody that was with her,” Parker said earlier this week. “They’ve cooperated fully with letting us search their places, their cars.”
Police did face a four day delay in obtaining security footage from the apartment complex where Spierer was last spotted. The security company refused to provide the video without a search warrant, which police provided late Tuesday evening.
But the footage failed to provide any new information, as volunteers continue searching for the missing coed. The searches so far have covered the town of Bloomington but are now set to go beyond the city limits.
Spierer’s father, Robert, thanked the volunteers that have flooded to the college town to assist in the efforts to find his daughter.
“I could go on and on thanking people, it’s something we need to keep up,” he said at Wednesday’s briefing.
“We’re not going to stop, this will be an everyday thing. I will be here. We will do whatever we have to do to find Lauren and bring her home,” he added.
Volunteers have launched a massive effort to search for Spierer and even celebrities such as Denise Richards, Donnie Wahlberg, Ryan Seacrest and Brittany Snow have helped publicize the effort on Facebook and Twitter.
Over 20,000 people have joined the “Help Find Lauren Spierer – Missing from Indiana University” Facebook page to send prayers and wishes to the family.