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Police to look for similarities in Wilson, Spierer investigations

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Bloomington want to assure the public that they are continuing to look into the Lauren Spierer case following the death of another Indiana University student.

On Monday afternoon, the Bloomington Police Department stated that they are aware of speculation by the public following Hannah Wilson’s death.

BPD said that the arrest of 49-year-old Daniel Messel has provided “an avenue of investigation into Lauren Spierer’s disappearance that will be diligently pursued and, in fact, that investigation has already begun.”

Officials with the Bloomington Police Department said that BPD will work with Indiana State Police to determine any similarities between the two cases.

BPD said that there is no timeline for how long this inquiry may take and that their long-standing position of not providing specific details in the Spierer case will continue.