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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sierra LaMar: Family Launches Website for Missing Teen, Divers Search Under Water

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM

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(Update, 5:30 p.m.): Santa Clara County sheriffs have taken their search for Sierra LaMar to local waters. They sent divers into the Chesbro Reservoir this evening after a sonar picked up irregularities at the bottom of the waterway.

(Original story, 8:45 a.m.) It's now been a month since 15-year-old Sierra LaMar was last seen, and her family has launched a new website, hoping to keep the word out there about the missing Morgan Hill teen.

The site,, was created this week, and includes more photos as well as close-up images of the clues police have discovered since her March 16 disappearance. It also has a blog, news updates, and resources so volunteers can continue helping in the search for Sierra. her family is offering a $10,000 reward for her safe return.

According to the site:

Sierra is a loving friend, sister, daughter and inspiration to everyone who has gotten the chance to meet her. She is a confident teenager who stands up for not only herself but others as well. At times she may put on the tough girl act but really she is a very compassionate and

motivated young girl. She likes to help those in need and isn't afraid to branch out of her inner circle. She loves to dance and cheer making everyone who watches her smile. Most of all, Sierra can make almost anyone laugh and loves being a goof. She is a sophomore in high school and still has so much to contribute to this world, so let's bring her


LaMar was last seen the morning of March 16 when she was supposed to catch the school bus, however, she never made it to class that day. Police later found her cellphone and Juicy purse with her clothes neatly folded inside on the side of the road -- in the opposite direction from her bus stop.

What's even more disturbing, police found an empty handcuff box and two used condoms in the area near her home.

Volunteers will resume the ongoing search for Sierra this weekend. You can download flyers of the missing teen on the new website.

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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