Police have been investigating an alarming Facebook message that someone claiming to be 15-year-old Sierra LaMar posted just before midnight on Monday.
The Facebook update, which police have confirmed is a hoax, had an Instagram photo of the missing teen with the following message:
"please call police he's coming back." It also listed a Saratoga address.
The message, which was a screenshot from Facebook that was then posted on the girl's Instagram account, obviously created a great deal of fear among teens who are following LaMar on the photo-sharing application.
Anyone with information on this case should contact sheriff's
investigators at (408) 808-4500, or the anonymous tip line at (408)
808-4431. There is also a
designated e-mail for tips on Sierra's case: email@example.com