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It's been one week since an Indiana University student has gone missing and efforts to find her have so far yielded no clue as to the young woman's whereabouts.
Lauren Spierer, 20, was last seen around 4:15 a.m. June 3 walking alone to her apartment in Bloomington, Ind., after a night of partying. She was headed up College Avenue, one of the campus's main streets, after playing sand volleyball in an outdoor area of Kilroy's Sports Bar, and then attending a few parties in the area. She was barefoot while walking home.
"We believe the chance that there was foul play is very great," Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker said earlier in the week. Watch the latest update on the case below.
Police found Spierer's cell phone and shoes in the bar, and a small purse and her keys in an alley.
Spierer, a fashion student who had just finished her sophomore year, was still in the college town to take a summer class and then was scheduled to return to New York, where her family lives, for an internship.
In the days since her disappearance, hundreds of volunteers have been out searching for her, and her family has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.
The case has drawn some high-profile attention. There are several Facebook pages devoted to the search, and on Twitter, celebrities -- including American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, actor Scott Baio and reality TV star Kim Kardashian -- tweeted messages asking for help in finding her.
A website and a fund have been set up to assist in the search for Spierer, as her parents continue to hope for the best. "There's no other way," said her father, Robert Spierer, when asked how he has the strength to carry on. "I don't know what else to do."