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Missing IU student's parents appeal judge's dismissal of suit against 2 men in disappearance


INDIANAPOLIS — The parents of a missing Indiana University student have appealed a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit against two men who were with their daughter the night she vanished.

The Indianapolis Star reports ( ) Lauren Spierer's (SPEER'-ur) parents filed their appeal Friday with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

A federal judge dismissed Robert and Charlene Spierer's suit Tuesday, ruling they failed to present evidence showing Corey Rossman and Jason Rosenbaum had anything to do with her disappearance.

The suit maintained the men gave their daughter alcohol and didn't make sure she returned safely home, leading to her presumed death.

The men's attorneys argue there's no proof Lauren Spierer isn't alive.

The 20-year-old Greenburgh, New York, woman vanished June 3, 2011, after a night out in Bloomington, Indiana.

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