The Illinois coroner told a Bloomington newspaper that the remains found about 100 miles from where missing Indiana University student disappeared are not hers.
According to the HeraldTimesOnline's report today, the skeletal remains are those of a man.
“We don’t have a lot of information, but we do know it was a male,” Jasper County Coroner Jason Meyer told the HeraldTimes.Com. “It’s not that young lady missing from your area.”
Spierer has been missing since June of 2011, after she had been out with a group of friends.
Her parents and family still live in the Edgemont neighborhood of Scarsdale. A voicemail left for Spierer's mother was not immediately returned.
told Scarsdale Patch that police are awaiting results and continuously investigate leads, as they do in any other missing persons case.
"We, like many other agencies with an active missing persons case, are waiting for the results from their investigation to see if it has any relevance to our case," Qualters told Patch.
On Wednesday, the family posted this update on their web site, www.findlauren.com:
Always in our hearts. Always in our thoughts. NEVER giving up. We love you, Lauren.
Mom, Dad and Rebecca
The New Yorker was last seen on 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington, IN, on June 3, 2011. Lauren is 4'11" tall, 95 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and last seen wearing black pants and a white tank top with a white top.
On March 2, 2012, Lauren's mother Charlene Spierer wrote a letter on her blog, addressing the person or person's who may have information on her whereabouts.
Titled, "You know where she is," the Westchester mother wrote:
You and I share unique roles; we are both insiders, forever bound by the senseless circumstances of June 3, 2011. You were with Lauren, you know what happened and you know where she is.
Anyone with information on this case can contact the at (812)339-4477.