SCARSDALE, N.Y. Lindsay Holas and other friends of missing Edgemont native Lauren Spierer returned home this weekend with the goal of helping to support fundraising efforts to continue the search for Spierer, who vanished in June.
Friends and family gathered Sunday morning outside the Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El on Ogden Road to run or ride bicycles on the closed Bronx River Parkway to demonstrate solidarity for the Spierer family.
I think about her everyday, Holas said. I came back home from school in Montreal this weekend just to show my support today.
Family friend Loren Weiss attended with his sons Jacob, Stephen and Ian to demonstrate encouragement that Spierer be found. Another friend, Michele Gordon, helped at the event by handing out blue t-shirts and ribbons, chosen to represent Spierers vivid blue eyes.
Meanwhile, Daniel and Donna Klein were prompted to attend when they realized Spierer was a graduate of the same Edgemont school as their son.
Were heartbroken, Donna Klein said. Were here to make a contribution and support the Spierer family in their efforts.
Under clear blue skies, the synagogues Rabbi Stephen Klein commended the group of adults, children and teens for their efforts and invoked the creation of a better community of truth and honesty.
Spierer, an Indiana University student, disappeared while away at school on June 3 after a night out with friends.
Kleins comments about truth and honesty were references to recent statements made by Indiana police and Spierers parents for the lack of cooperation and information provided by Laurens friends at college, who, according to reports, were the last to see her.
The Spierers are members of our congregation, our community, and this is a small step in the search for Lauren, Klein said. She remains in the minds and hearts of this community.
Laurens parents, Rob and Charlene Spierer, remained in Bloomington, Ind., to prepare for a Sept. 22 concert and walk to bring additional focus to search and investigation efforts, Laurens cousin Karen Lerner said.
They are not coming back until they find their daughter, Lerner said.
Further information on search efforts or ways to support them is available at findLauren.com.
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