1:45 PM EST, November 22, 2011
The family of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer released a new letter Monday.
As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, the family stated they continue to hope for Lauren’s safe return home.
The Spierer’s also expressed their gratitude for the support they received from the public.
“This Thanksgiving, we are thankful to those of you who have kept Lauren in your thoughts, prayers and hearts,” the family’s letter read.
Lauren was last seen early June 3 walking alone to her Bloomington apartment after a night out with friends.
The letter from the family, as seen on FindLauren.com, follows:
“As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, it's difficult to believe we are still without Lauren. Somehow Lauren's disappearance has touched the lives of so many people who continue to support our family as our efforts to find Lauren continue. Not a minute passes that we are not missing Lauren, her smile, her voice, her presence. We continue to hope for her safe return. This Thanksgiving, we are thankful to those of you who have kept Lauren in your thoughts, prayers and hearts. Let today be the day we get answers and find Lauren.
Love you, Lauren. Just as determined, just as strong, just as committed to find you.
Rob, Charlene and Rebecca Spierer”