The search for Lauren Spierer isn't over, because the skull found in White River recently does not belong to her. This must be a bittersweet moment for the family of the missing Indiana University student -- who has been missing now for over a year. Her dental records were used in comparison to the skull to make this analysis. When will the suffering of Charlene and Rob Spierer end?
"The Forensic Anthropologist was able to determine that the skull has characteristics consistent with those of an East or Southeast Asian male," revealed a press release.
So not only is the skull not Lauren's, it's not even the skull of a female. Someone is missing a brother or an uncle, or a father or son. It's a shame that so many people go missing every year -- and some are simply never found. While someone is closer to having closure with the discovery of this skull, it's not the family of Lauren Spierer, who have relentlessly searched for the missing Bloomington coed.
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