Sunday, October 2, 2011
Lauren Spierer: Parents don't believe her college friends
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The parents of Lauren Spierer said today that they highly doubt that their daughter was abducted by a stranger and expressed skepticism about the statements of two friends who were among the last to see her.
It's easy for anybody to say anything because Lauren is not here to tell her side of the story," Charlene Spierer told The Journal News.
For the first time, she and husband Robert Spierer raised doubts about specific statements made by friends, including Corey Rossman's claim that he suffered memory loss and Jay Rosenbaum's claim that Spierer, a 20-year-old graduate of Edgemont High School, used his cellphone to call a friend before she left his apartment.
I know he claims she made the call, but I have no reason to believe she actually made the call," Robert Spierer said.
The Spierers, who have kept in close contact with police, remain in Bloomington three months after their daughter, a student at Indiana University, went missing after a night of partying.
Rossman's lawyer said his client has no memory of his last hours with her after he was punched in the face at her apartment building. The lawyer has said that Spierer had to assist Rossman back to his apartment.
It's hard for me to imagine Lauren, with her size, helping someone of Corey's size from Smallwood Plaza to his apartment," Robert Spierer said. "Maybe he'd be willing to take a police polygraph."