Around 5 years ago I went to a summer program at UCLA where I first encountered Lauren... or Spierer as everyone would call her. She went there with a lot of her camp friends whom she had been acquainted with for a while. I went alone to UCLA we lived on the same floor, after some time we realized we had a lot in common. She invited me in to her group of friends, we became very close.. After that summer I came to visit her in NY and to her old job at LF as she was so fond of fashion, we kept in contact for a while. Spierer was a great friend to me, we listened to the same music, we talked shop, boys, and life. She was one of my best memories from that summer. When I first heard about her disappearance my heart dropped- as I'm sure most peoples did. One never thinks stuff like that can happen so close to home. I still cant come to terms with it, I feel sad, scared, and distraught by this. That summer 5 years ago felt like yesterday and June 3rd also feels like yesterday... yet after those long and excruciating months there is still no sign. But i still have faith. I have faith in Lauren. Not a day nor a minute goes by where I'm not thinking about Lauren. I have not been able to express or articulate how close to home this hit. As we go on with our everyday lives we tend to forget how fortunate we are and take for granted the people we care about but we must NOT. Lauren has a very special place in my heart, we must NOT forget about Lauren and we must NOT lose faith.
To her family,
ALL my heart and prayers are with you guys. I can't even begin to imagine the pain or emptiness you feel, but please know you are not alone. Keep strong as your determination and cultivation is proof to us all that we will not stop till she is found.