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TIMELINE: The Disappearance of Lauren Spierer

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 17:32:41-04

On June 3, 2011, 20-year-old IU student Lauren Spierer disappeared.

She's never been seen or heard from since.

Below is a timeline of events starting the night of her disappearance.

June 3, 2011 – After a night of partying, 20-year-old Lauren Spierer decides to walk home from a friend's house. The IU student is last seen around 4:30 a.m. She never makes it home. Her boyfriend later reports her missing.

June 5, 2011 – Spierer's parents have arrived in Bloomington as the search for her continues. The Twitter account @NewsOnLaurenS is started to share news about the search. It brings national attention to Spierer's disappearance.

June 6, 2011 – The ground search for Spierer commences with hundreds of volunteers

June 7, 2011 – Bloomington police execute a search warrant at Spierer's apartment building.

June 8, 2011 – Divers search Lake Monroe. Colts owner Jim Irsay offers a $10,000 reward for information in the case.

June 9, 2011 – Spierer's parents offer a $100,000 reward for information leading to their daughter's discovery.

June 11, 2011 – Lauren Spierer's disappearance is featured on "America's Most Wanted."

June 15, 2011 – After previously saying they had 10 persons of interest in the case, Bloomington police release an image of a white truck traveling in the area where Spierer was last seen.

June 15, 2011 - Police also released three surveillance images of Spierer that show her heading out the night she disappeared.

June 19, 2011 – State police search a wooded area southwest of Martinsville.

June 25, 2011 – The final organized, large-scale search for Spierer near Bloomington takes place.

August 16, 2011 – Police search through more than 4,000 tons of trash at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill but turn up nothing.

August 17, 2011 – Robert and Charlene Spierer leave Bloomington for the first time since Lauren's disappearance.

September 15, 2011 – Kilroy's Sports Bar is cited for allowing Spierer in with a fake ID on the night of her disappearance.

December 20, 2011 – Lauren Spierer's parents say they don't think their daughter is alive.

July 8, 2012 – A skull is found in Indianapolis. Spierer's parents fear it may be their daughter – it turns out to belong to an Asian male.

August 8, 2012 – A man with guns who told police he had been watching the bar where Spierer was last seen with friends is given a mental evaluation. Police later say they don't believe he is involved in the case.

April 16, 2013 – Skeletal remains found in a remote part of Brown County are determined not to be Lauren Spierer.

June 27, 2013 – Lauren Spierer's parents file a civil lawsuit against her friends Corey Rossman, Jason Rosenbaum and Michael Beth, arguing they were negligent on the night of her disappearance.

December 2, 2013 – Federal judge dismisses suit against Michael Beth. The suits against Corey Rossman and Jason Rosenbaum are later allowed to continue

October 1, 2014 – The lawsuit against Corey Rossman and Jason Rosenbaum is dismissed.

April 24, 2015 – Indiana University student Hannah Wilson goes missing after being seen getting into a green and white cab. Her body is later found near Plum Creek. April 28, 2015 – Bloomington police say they are investigating links between Daniel Messel, the man accused of killing Hannah Wilson, and the disappearance of Lauren Spierer.

January 28, 2016 – FBI agents raid a property in Martinsville in connection with Spierer's disappearance. Justin Wagers, who had been living on the property, faces charges of stalking women and exposing himself. The search turns up no remains.

January 29, 2016 – Police decline to release the tip that led them to Wagers' home, only saying the search for Lauren Spierer remains "active and ongoing."

May 17, 2016 – Nearly five years later, Bloomington police release an update on the case, saying they have received more than 3,500 tips. Police say the case has never been treated as a cold case

June 3, 2016 – Lauren Spierer's family posts a heartfelt message on the 5th anniversary of her disappearance, saying they love her "every second of every day and you remain in our hearts always."