Missing Girl's Family Awaits ID of Skull

It will take six to eight weeks to determine if the skull could belong to missing Indiana University student

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    Lauren Spierer, 20, was last seen June 3, 2011 near her apartment in Bloomington, Ind.

    A missing Indiana University student's family wants to know whether a human skull found in the White River last week could belong to their daughter.

    After a fisherman's discovery of the skull two Sundays ago, Lauren Spierer's family posted the news on a Facebook page they created to post updates about the girl's June 3, 2011, disappearance, reports the Indiana Star.

    "In the days ahead, a family will have answers they have been desperately seeking," the Spierer family posted above the story. "Will it be ours?"

    The skull was sent to a forensic anthropologist, where its age, race and gender could be determined, but the process could take anywhere from six to eight weeks, officials say, according to the Indiana Star.

    A fisherman found the skull in the White River near Bluff Road and West Raymond Street, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reports.

    Spierer went missing in June 2011 while walking to a friend's apartment.