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Monday, April 9, 2012

Sierra LaMar: Family Offers $10K Reward for Missing Teen's Safe Return

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

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Nearly a month since 15-year-old Sierra LaMar went missing, her family is offering a $10,000 reward for her safe return, hoping that will bring their daughter back soon.

The reward, which was announced over the weekend, will be given to the first person who

provides information that will help bring LaMar back to her family alive, said KlaasKids Foundation founder Mark Klaas. The reward money will come from LaMar's family,

and not from the foundation, which has been coordinating volunteer

search efforts, Klaas told reporters.

Meanwhile, volunteers continued their search for the missing teen, who was last seen the morning of March 16 when she was supposed to catch her bus to school. On Saturday, 600 volunteers went out to scour the area near her home, including San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and some teammates.

LaMar's family and friends fear the worst, especially after police found both her cellphone and her purse with her clothes inside it on the side of the road -- in the opposite direction from her bus stop.

Police later found an empty handcuff box and two used condoms near her Morgan Hill home. The items have been sent to the DNA lab for testing.

The next search will take place on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. based out of the Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and register with photo ID at the search center.

Anyone with information about Sierra or her whereabouts is asked to contact Santa Clara County Communications at (408) 299-2311. During business hours, tipsters can call sheriff's investigators at (408) 808-4500 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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