Family, friends search for missing Scarsdale woman

Family and friends are searching around and in Bloomington and taking to the Internet in hopes of finding 20-year-old Scarsdale native Lauren Spierer.

Click "NEXT" to watch how Spierer's family and friends are using the Internet to extend their search for her.

Spierer, who just finished her sophomore year at Indiana University, has been missing since Friday.

According to Bloomington police, Spierer was last seen at 4:15 a.m. Friday, walking to her apartment after a night out partying with friends. She was not seen on video surveillance entering the building and police say foul play might have been involved. Spierer didn't have her cell phone on her and her keys were found about a block from where she vanished.

Family members say the search is especially urgent, as Spierer has a heart condition that can be life-threatening if she doesn't take her medication. Both a Facebook page and a Twitter page have been set up, in hopes of broadening the search.

In a statement, an Indiana University spokesman said, "We're very concerned, everyone here is very concerned about this. All of us are going to do everything we can to help the family and help the police. We're praying for a good outcome."

Spierer is a 2009 graduate of Edgemont High School in Scarsdale. A university spokesman said she's a fashion merchandising major and was staying in Bloomington to complete a summer class.

A prayer vigil will be held at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El on Ogden Road tomorrow evening at 7 p.m.

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