The San Francisco Giants reminded their Facebook fans that 15-year-old Sierra LaMar, the missing Morgan Hill teen, will not be among the millions of baseball fans tuning in to watch opening week.
The Giants posted this message on the team Facebook page last night, hoping to keep story of the missing teen alive:
San Francisco Giants Fans -- We ask for your help in finding Sierra LaMar. Please share this post with your Facebook friends. Follow this facebook page for more info: Facebook.com/Find.Sierra.Lamar or contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff 408-808-4500 -- Please help us find Sierra.
Already, more than 3,000 Facebook users "liked" the team's post, and almost 1,000 have shared it to their networks.
Although Internet campaigning has not proved successful (especially in the case of Kony), the Giants' efforts have not gone unnoticed, mostly because, well, they're the Giants. There is something endearing about a baseball team that is willing to use its fame to help in a time of need.
Since the investigation, volunteers came across disturbing evidence that led police to believe she was almost certainly abducted: an empty handcuff box and two used condoms.
LaMar's investigation has been one of the most technologically savvy since the invention of Amber Alerts. Early this April, Police launched a cell phone app to share information on LaMar's disappearance, and divers used sonar to search for her in the water.