Thursday, April 30, 2015
In my 20 years as a private investigator I have always started any investigation of a missing person at the last known location for the subject. Lauren Spierer and Hannah Wilson both went missing from the same neighborhood, was Daniel Messel stalking both victims? It is a 9 min walk from where Indiana University student Lauren Spierer was last seen to where Indiana University student Hanna Wilson was last seen, see map above. The similarities between the two cases is focusing new attention on Spierer, 20, who disappeared June 3, 2011 after a night of drinking in Bloomington. Wilson also disappeared after a night of drinking. Her body was found hours later in a rural area not far from the university, with her skull crushed from blows to the head. A cellphone found near her body led police to Daniel E. Messel, 49, who has been charged with her murder. Police do not know where or how she encountered Messel. But the similarities to Lauren Spierer’s disappearance are striking, said Michael Ciravolo, a private investigator with Beau Dietl & Associates, a firm hired by the Spierer family. “It’s in the realm of possibility,” said Ciravolo. “We’re waiting to hear from police if they believe there is a solid connection between Hannah Wilson and Lauren.” Ciravolo noted that Wilson was reportedly last seen leaving Kilroy’s Sports Bar in Bloomington, where friends put her in a cab home. Lauren Spierer had been at the same bar the night she disappeared.
Thursday April 23rd, 2015, Indiana University student Hannah Wilson, 22 years old, went missing around midnight, she had been on her way to Kilroy’s Bar in Bloomington the same place Lauren Spierer was at before she went missing June 3rd 2011, Hannah instead was put into a cab and sent home to her apartment in the 500 block of East 8th Street Bloomington IN.
Friday June 3rd 2011 at 4:30am, Indiana University student Lauren Spierer went missing from around the 500 block of N. College Ave just down from East 10th Street Bloomington IN. Lauren Spierer lived in the 400 block of N. College Ave she had been at Kilroy’s Bar in Bloomington earlier. Lauren Spierer has long blond hair, she is 4′11″ tall and 95 lbs, 21 years old.
Daniel Messel is facing murder charges. Daniel Messel’s arrest has provided BPD detectives with an avenue of investigation into Lauren Spierer’s disappearance that will be “diligently pursued.” Messel was formally charged Monday in the murder of IU senior Hannah Wilson. “Detectives provided assistance in the death investigation of Hannah Wilson, but an effort will be made to confer in more detail with Indiana State Police detectives to determine what, if any, similarities might exist in the two cases that may have not been released to the public,” Qualters said in the press release.
Daniel Messel has a long criminal record, including a conviction in 1996 on battery with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious bodily injury charges, Indiana court records show. He was sentenced to eight years in prison on one charge and six years suspended on the other, but only served 3 years time. Released in 1999, he was charged again in 2007 with battery but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He was released after paying $210 in court costs. How many more unsolved murders of young college age females are there?
Daniel Messel is a psychopath. Court records obtained by the Call 6 Investigators show Hannah Wilson’s murder suspect, Daniel Messel, 49, has an extensive criminal history of violence dating as far back as at least 1986. Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney spent hours digging through his old case files in Monroe County on Monday, which included hundreds of pages of court records. In 1996, Messel was sentenced to prison time for battery with a deadly weapon after prosecutors say he beat Debbie and Wayne Thompson of Bloomington, breaking Debbie’s nose and causing Wayne to lose part of his ear. “Mr. Messel then returned again and began striking Debbie Thompson in the head with a 2 x 4 causing a severe laceration to her head which severed an artery on her scalp,” read a probable cause from 1995 from the Thompson case. He served just over three years in prison, from June 1996 to November 1999, according to the Indiana Department of Correction, and was under court supervision an additional six years. In 2006, Messel was charged with battery, but in 2007, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after prosecutors say he beat his co-worker at Baxter Pharmaceutical, Brady Christian, in the face. As part of a plea agreement, Messel served no jail or prison time for that incident. Messel is currently employed at Fine Print printing 125 S Westplex Ave, Bloomington, IN.
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