Badly decomposed woman's body found in Ind. creek

/ Source: The Associated Press

Police in Indianapolis say the badly decomposed body of a woman has been found in a local creek, and they have contacted investigators who are looking for a 20-year-old student who went missing in Bloomington more than a month ago.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says authorities couldn't immediately determine the identity, age or race of the woman whose body was spotted Sunday floating among debris in Fall Creek. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Authorities in Bloomington have been searching for Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, who was last seen June 3 near her Bloomington apartment after a night out drinking with her friends. Bloomington is about 50 miles south of Indianapolis.

Police hope the forensic examination provides more information about the woman's identity.