Lauren Spierer was a 20-year-old college student at the University of Indiana. One of the two daughters of Charlene and Rob Spierer, she was beloved by her parents and had a wide circle of friends at school. Lauren also had a long-time boyfriend Jesse Wolff, who attended the same university as she did.
She had met him, and another good friend Jay Rosenbaum at summer camp, along with many other friends that she would eventually hang out with at IU. Vibrant, sweet and gorgeous, it was difficult to imagine what kind of trouble she would get into while at school.