The mother and father of Lauren Spierer speak about life with out their daughter two years after she went lacking from Indiana College. Additionally they speak concerning the investigation into their daughter’s disappearance. (Video by Seth Harrison/The Journal Information)

What occurred to Indiana College scholar Lauren Spierer?

That is the question that still lingers to anyone related to the university and those around the country who have followed the story with any interest.

The man who helped put Daniel Messel behind bars and brought justice for former IU student Hannah Wilson has a theory.

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Brown County Prosecutor Ted Adams believes Messel could very well be the key to Spierer’s disappearance on June 3, 2011.

Adams released a statement to the Bloomington Herald Times explaining why he feels Messel could be the missing link to the 20-year-old last being seen around 4:30 a.m. near her Smallwood Plaza apartment.

“I have been consistent with my belief regarding Daniel Messel’s possible involvement with Lauren Spierer’s disappearance.  I believe that, in my personal opinion, her disappearance is consistent with Daniel Messel’s modus operandi.  I am not a part of the Lauren Spierer investigation.  I am sure there are other theories and persons of interest.  I additionally readily admit that I have absolute tunnel vision regarding Daniel Messel due to learning about him during my sixteen (16) months of trial preparation for Hannah Wilson’s murder.  I believe he absolutely could be responsible for Lauren Spierer’s disappearance.  Until recently, the media has never asked my opinion regarding Ms. Spierer. Others have, such as Ms. Spierer’s parents, and I have explained to them Messel’s pattern that led me to develop such an opinion.  It is just that: an opinion based simply upon a pattern of conduct over the course of four (4) years.  My opinion without any real evidence remains exactly that it is:  an opinion.  It should not be valued as anything more than the opinion of a simple prosecuting attorney.  I trust that the law enforcement professionals at the Bloomington Police Department are doing their very best to solve Lauren Spierer’s disappearance, and that they remain committed to do so.”

Brown County Prosecutor Ted Adams

A call was made to Adams, who was scheduled to spend the day in court and could not be reached.

Messel was convicted in August 2016 for the brutal murder of the 22-year-old Wilson, whose lifeless body was found near Plum Creek in Brown County on April 24, 2015.

A cell phone left by Wilson’s feet that belonged to Messel gave him away. Investigators found him carrying a garbage…