Lauren Spierer's parents spoke out on national TV on Monday, sharing the story of their missing daughter on the Katie show.
The Edgemont family appeared on Katie Couric's nationally televised, daytime talk show in an episode entitled, "Vanished: Gone Without A Trace."
According to www.katiecouric.com, today's episode featured America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh speaking about his own son's disappearance, along with Charlene and Robert Spierer of Edgemont, whose then 20-year-old daughter Lauren went missing in June 2011 while studying at the Indiana University.
"On this episode of Katie, we are talking about people who have vanished – disappeared without a trace – and the families who are desperately looking for any clue that will bring them home safely," Couric states on her show's website.
Charlene and Robert have continued to speak out over the past year and a half, pleading to the public and demanding answers on their daughter's disappearance.
Charlene has posted moving letters on her blog directed at those she believes know what happened to the college student that night she disappeared after partying with friends.
On the Katie Show, according to ABC 6 News in Indianapolis, the famous talk show asked asked Charlene if she had an idea of what happened to Lauren.
"'I think that's our biggest dilemma is not knowing if it was a random abduction or if it was someone that Lauren knew,'" Charlene Spierer said, according to ABC 6. "'For me personally, I think the events of the evening leave me with thinking it was someone who knew Lauren.'"
Lauren's father Robert told Couric, "'I understand that Lauren may no longer be with us,'" he said, according to ABC 6. "'We ache for her. We want to bring her home.'"