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.