By News Staff
5:00 PM EDT, June 19, 2011
Bloomington Police searched a section of land near the Monroe-Morgan County line Sunday after receiving a tip in the case of missing IU student, Lauren Spierer.
Investigators said they received a tip Sunday about a suspicious smell in wooded areas just south of Martinsville and north of Bloomington near State Road 37. Investigators found a 2-foot by 4-foot mound of fresh dirt, but said they believed it was from utility work.
A helicopter and 4 wheelers were brought in to assist officers.
Spierer disappeared the morning of June 3. Lauren Spierer is described as approximately four feet, 11 inches tall with a slender build. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, longer than shoulder length. The 20-year-old had just finished her sophomore year at IU. Anyone with information should call Bloomington police at 812-339-4477.
Spierer's mother Charlene Spierer said Lauren has a life-threatening heart condition called Long QT Syndrome. Her mother has asked if anyone knows where Lauren is, to please take her to a hospital.