On June 3, 2011, 20-year-old Lauren Spierer — an Indiana University student — disappeared, and was last seen in downtown Bloomington partying with a group of friends and acquaintances. Spierer's whereabouts are still unknown, and the case remains unresolved.
Following their attorney's encouragement, Spierer's parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Corey Rossman, Mike Beth and Jay Rosenbaum — the three individuals with whom their daughter reportedly last interacted. According to NBC New York, the plaintiffs claim that the defendants acted negligently by giving the victim alcohol when she was already drunk and not providing adequate assistance when she was "too drunk to care for herself."
"Rob and Charlene Spierer authorized the filing of this lawsuit with great reluctance and only after we counseled them that they would lose certain legal rights if not exercised by the two-year anniversary of Lauren's disappearance," said the plaintiffs' attorney in a written statement, according to The Herald-Times. "We hope no one will misinterpret this action. Any parent in search of information about a missing child would use every resource available to them."
Although the defendants named in the lawsuit aren't suspects in the criminal investigation, Fox News reports that Spierer's parents have indicated that the men may not have been truthful about what happened during the last hours they spent with their daughter.
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