It was revealed yesterday that remains discovered in Brown County, Indiana were not that of Lauren Spierer, who has been missing since June 3rd, 2011. They were identified as belonging to Kate McGrayel, who disappeared on April 22nd, 2010, while camping near her mother’s home. According to her father, he demeanor had changed after she returned from a mission trip in Turkey. However, now her family can rest easier, knowing that she’s in a better place or whatever. RIP Kate.
However, still missing is Lauren Spierer, who was last seen walking back to her apartment from a friend’s house in the wee hours of the morning. Her parents think that the friends that were last with her know more than they are letting on, which is entirely likely. However, this image has always troubled me:
Is that Lauren in the bed of the truck? Very well could be. In any case, the discovery of Kate’s remains have brought new attention to her disappearance. Hopefully someone will come forward with some information. You would think that people would do anything they could to help, because you know someone had to see something, but for selfish reasons, they may have not mentioned something at the time that could have been the missing bit of information that could lead to her.
Still there are around 100 people missing from Indiana, one be Brookley Louks. The 19-year-old disappeared on June 24th, 2002, after stopping at her father’s house to pick up some clothes. Witnesses saw the young woman’s 1990 Chevy Corsica at the home at the time, possibly with a male driving it. The car was discovered on July 1, about ten miles away from the home.
A key piece of intriguing information is that a neighbor of Scott Louks, Joe Nowicki, was picked up by another neighbor on the night Brookley disappeared, in the same spot where her car was found. He was said to be visibly shaken and out of breath. This is not looking good for him. A search of Nowicki’s home turned up blood that was identified as Brookley’s, but he claimed the splatters on the floor, ceiling, and desk were from her cutting her finger while upholstering a piece of furniture. It must have been a pretty serious upholstery accident.
Joe Nowicki was never tried for the murder of Brookley Louks. After a stint in an Indiana penitentiary, he died of cancer shortly after his release, taking any information he knew with him. It was believed that Scott Louks knew more than he was letting on, after it was discovered he bought pills from Nowicki, and owed him money. He also died soon after. Nowicki refused to give the location of Brookley’s remains, saying “You’d like me to tell you I did it. You’d like me to tell you where she’s at. I could do that, but I’m not because it’s the little bit of fun I have left.” What a sicko.
There seems to have been a surge in missing woman over the last few years, many still missing and the person responsible not being held accountable. If you have any information about any missing person, contact the authorities. Do the right thing.