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Parents of Lauren Spierer Mark Missing Daughter's 21st Birthday

Ron and Charlene Spierer celebrate Lauren's first birthday since her disappearance in June 2011.

It's been nearly eight months since family members have seen Lauren Spierer, the 20-year-old Edgemont native who vanished several blocks away from her apartment near Indiana University last June. But today, Charlene and Rob Spierer have marked their daughter's 21st birthday via messages on social media platforms, hoping that continued awareness and vigilance will eventually bring her safely home.

"Remembering today, 21 years ago, as one of the happiest days in our lives. Happy Birthday, Lauren. We love you with all our hearts," the Spierer family today wrote on the search party's official Facebook wall and website

The Spierers also Tweeted a message on Monday, saying, "Sending you love as we celebrate your birthday in a few hours, Lauren.  We will celebrate you every day until you come home."

"Tomorrow is her birthday," NewsOnLaurenS tweeted Monday evening. "Celebrate her by wearing blue. And if you have the answers, come forward. That's all that matters at this point." 

Lauren while returning home after a night spent with classmates at a local bar. Charlene and Rob Spierer have continued to search for their daughter, traveling between their native New York and Bloomington, Ind. while and making . 

A benefit will be held for Lauren at the Red Hat in Irvington-on-Hudson on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. For more information, contact Joanne Ferraro Eleftheriou at joannef@spotwelders.com

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