Ariana Lubelli Jan 29, 2016, 7:39 amJan 29, 2016, 12:38 pm

FBI, police reportedly raid Indiana home in connection to Lauren Spierer case

College student from Greenburgh has been missing for almost 5 years

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Almost 5 years since the disappearance of Westchester's Lauren Spierer and, now, a possible breakthrough in the investigation. Local news outlets in Indiana report that the FBI was seen searching a home in Martinsville, Indiana yesterday, reportedly in connection to Lauren’s case.

Since 2011, Spierer's family has been holding onto hope, demanding answers as to what happened to their college-aged loved one. Last night, they posted a news article on their Lauren Spierer Family Update Facebook page, claiming that an Indiana home was raided by the FBI in connection to Lauren’s case.

Local media reports say that the FBI was seen searching a home with cadaver dogs, reportedly moving dirt from a barn and towing a white truck from the property.

Those reports indicate the FBI and Bloomington Indiana police would only tell news outlets that they were quote "following up on leads and tips" regarding the 20-year-old's disappearance.

Other local media reports, some citing law enforcement sources, suggest that the home and truck are connected to a man named Justin Wagers, a registered sex offender who is currently being held in a Johnson County Jail on unrelated charges. At this time, it remains unclear exactly how Wagers is connected to Lauren’s disappearance. An attorney for Wagers denies his client has any knowledge of the case.

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