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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (Jan. 29, 2016) - Law enforcement sources told CBS4 Thursday an individual who used to live at a Morgan County property may be connected to the disappearances of three people including Lauren Spierer.

The Bloomington Police Department, the lead agency in Spierer's investigation, said the two other missing persons cases are not Bloomington Police cases.

Indiana State Police, who is not involved in the Lauren Spierer case, say there are more than 950 reported missing persons in Indiana  and officers are following every lead in order to find the answers.

“In any type of missing persons case, we follow the leads as far as they will take us and sometimes the case is solved rapidly and other times it takes years and it's that extra piece of information that comes out,” said Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten.

“We want to find the person. We want to find them alive. If we don’t find them alive, we want to find the person that’s responsible for the death and we want to take that person out of society,” Bursten added.

Even creditable information can be inaccurate said Bursten, but officers are dedicated to finding answers.

If you have any information about a missing person, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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