Attorney pledges $25,000 to find missing IU student

June 10, 2011
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Bloomington attorney Ken Nunn will donate $25,000 as a  reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of whomever is responsible for the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.

While making this pledge, Nunn has also called out Bloomington city leaders for not installing video surveillance cameras at traffic intersections. He believes the cameras prevent and help solve crimes.

Spierer’s disappearance has dominated the local news in central Indiana. She never returned to her downtown Bloomington apartment after a night partying with friends. She was last seen walking toward her apartment in the early morning hours of June 3.

Nunn believes that if cameras had been installed, it may have given police clues or leads to what caused her disappearance. In a news release, he calls for the city of Bloomington to make video surveillance a priority so IU students and their families will know the city is a safe place for them to live and attend school.

In addition to Nunn’s pledge, Spierer’s family has pledged $100,000 for information leading to her safe return. The owners of her apartment building and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay have also each offered $10,000 for information leading to the IU student’s safe return and solving of the crime.
 

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