While family and friends continue searching for 15-year-old Sierra LaMar's body, lawmakers in Sacramento are using this case to try to pass new legislation that would expedite the search for missing kids.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) attended a vigil last night for LaMar, and announced she'd be pushing state legislators to author a bill that would force school officials to notify parents immediately should a child not show up for class.
Investigators believe a law like this could have made a difference in LaMar's case.
"When a child doesn't show up at school you know notify the parents right
away rather than the end of the school day whether a child has been
abducted or is merely playing hooky," Lofgren reportedly said at last night's vigil. "It's something the
parents should know right away."
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.