INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The parents of Lauren Spierer have filed a lawsuit against three men seen with the IU student the night she went missing. The lawsuit has now gone to federal court.
The lawsuit, originally filed in Monroe Circuit Court on May 31, 2013, days before the two-year anniversary of Spierer's disappearance, was moved to federal court last week.
Robert and Charlene Spierer filed a complaint against Corey Rossman, Jason Rosenbaum and Michael Beth, which reads their actions resulted in the "disappearance, injury and death of Lauren Elizabeth Spierer." Lawyers argue in the suit that "Spierer's abandonment in an intoxicated and disoriented state in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011 in an area known for criminal acts contributed to her disappearance, and presumed injuries and death."
The document, called a Notice of Removal, notes that the defendants and the Spierer Family are all from different states, called Diversity of Citizenship, which gives federal court jurisdiction.
There is also a question of damages that the Spierers suffered as a result of her disappearance. The Spierers have not specified an amount of compensation they feel they deserve.
The suit revisits events leading up to her disappearance in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011. According to the document, "Rosenbaum was the last known person with Spierer while she was alive."
The document goes on to say that after two years of searching, Spierer has never been located and is "presumed to have suffered injuries that resulted in her death."
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