Lauren Spierer has been GONE now for two years, vanishing from Bloomington Indiana after a calamitous night of booze and drugs and carousing.
Some people theorize that this now-famous missing person was murdered and her body dumped someplace.
Others believe the petite young blonde was abducted while staggering homeward to her nearby apartment complex.
They're the ones holding out hope that she may still be alive today, albeit living a desperate existence as somebody's hostage and sex slave.
After all, things like that have been known to happen from time to time, as Ariel Castro and his Cleveland kidnappings of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus prove.
But I don't think such a fate befell young Lauren Spierer.
She wasn't as lucky...