Sunday, September 25, 2011

Spierer Family Detective Has Unflattering Views Of Bloomington Police And IU

The parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer has hired Bo Dietl, a former NY Police detective and TV personality, to investigate the disappearance of their daughter. He has some very unflattering comments about Bloomington's police chief and the drug culture at IU. WTHR reports on Dietl's comments on a New York TV program:

During a Friday morning segment, Dietl disclosed that his team of detectives has been in Bloomington investigating the Lauren Spierer missing persons case.
Dietl says he's been trying to help the family find "their little girl".
When asked about cooperation between local police and his investigators, Dietl replied, " I thought I was talking to Gomer Pyle out there."
" I met with the chief and all a gotta say is, thank God for New York City detectives".
Earlier in the interview Dietl said he saw rampant drug use on the IU campus.
"This is a Big Ten school," he said. "Kids walk around like 'Night of the Living Dead'."
I think Dietl has his TV characters confused. Barney Fife, not Gomer Pyle, would be the correct character in this context.


rohshack147 said...


Good Job on the Spierer case. I dont think that the ISP has yet posted anything on Pixie Grismore on their website. I could be wrong though. I dont know if somebody is trying to cover up something in Lauren's dissaperrence. But her family is not going to let it go. So my advice would be to speak up about whatever happened. I only wish somebody would start looking into Pixie Grismore as well. Perhaps Mr. Dietl would be interested in it.

Gary R. Welsh said...

No, ISP has never added Pixie Grismore to its list of cold case investigations. Sgt. Bursten just flat lied to me as far as I'm concerned when he claimed she wasn't on the list because they were updating their website. ISP engaged in a blatant cover up of her investigation to protect certain people. The Spierer family is right to hire a private eye to investigate the disappearance of their daughter. The ISP and Bloomington Police are unlikely to solve her case. Nothing adds up with the way they handled her investigation, including waiting months to search the landfill and allowing the contamination of the crime scene. Their refusal to release surveillance videos gathered in the investigation is not in the least bit reassuring.

Downtown Indy said...

The way he butchers the English language when he speaks, he's either trying to be the next Norm Crosby or he's just clueless.

Either way I can't take him seriously at all.

He's in the same category with Al Sharpton and Gloria Alred - always looking for fame (and fortune) at the expense of others.