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Friday, March 23, 2012

Sierra LaMar Update: FBI Sets Up Roadblock, Question Drivers About Missing Teen

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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Desperate for any clues that might lead them to 15-year-old Sierra LaMar, police have set up a roadblock this morning, quizzing drivers in the area about the missing teen who was last seen a week ago.

NBC reports that FBI set up the roadblock early this morning in the area of Dougherty Avenue near the intersection of Palm Avenue, the location where the Morgan Hill teen was supposed to catch the school bus the morning of March 16. LaMar, a sophomore at Sobrato High School, never showed up to school that morning and has not been seen or heard from since.

Agents are stopping drivers at the intersection, asking them if they recall anything from the morning LaMar disappeared. They are asking motorists if this was their normal morning route, and if they saw anything unusual that morning.

No word on whether police have gotten any new information from this roadblock.

Investigators still have found no evidence that the girl was abducted or that there was foul play; but they also have no reason to believe she ran away voluntarily. Yesterday, the mystery grew even more puzzling when police announced they had found LaMar's Juicy brand purse on the side of road, in the opposite direction from her school bus. Inside the purse were her clothes -- pants, underwear, and a San Jose Sharks shirt -- neatly folded. Earlier this week, they found her cellphone on the roadway.

LaMar's mother, Marlene, told reporters she believes her daughter had been wearing the Sharks shirt the morning she was last seen.

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)


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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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