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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The search for evidence in the case of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has led to a Vigo County, Indiana landfill.
The Bloomington Police Department began searching the Sycamore Ridge landfill in Pimento, Ind., just south of Terre Haute. The FBI, Indiana University Police Dept., and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are helping in the search, which involves 20-30 people.
The search effort may take up to two weeks.
Bloomington Police say preparations for the landfill search began within days of Spierer's disappearance. Authorities searched dumpsters in the area where she disappeared immediately after she was reported missing. The area where waste from the city was taken around the time of Spierer's disappearance has been secured, and no additional waste was allowed to be dumped there.
Authorities have brought wash stations, food, water, and other supplies to the site for search personnel.
The Spierer family released this statement:
"Please keep all the members of the Bloomington Police Department and all other law enforcement agencies who are assisting in this incredibly complex undertaking to search the landfill safe. With sincere thanks and appreciation for their continued support in our efforts to find Lauren."