15 Year Old Sierra Lamar Missing in Morgan Hill, CA Since March 16, 2012 (UPDATE: Police Find Cell Phone, UPDATE: Pink Juicy Brand Bag Found)
15 year old Sierra Lamar has been missing since Friday morning, March 16, 2012. Sierra was last seen at 6 AM when she left her home to go to school at Sobrato High School. She never made it to her classes. Sierra is a 10th grader and is described by police as a teen girl, 5-foot-2, with a thin build, olive complexion and long dark hair. When she left home she was carrying a purse with a black and pink design with the brand name, “Juicy,” written on it. According to reports, she does not have a history of running away from home.
Missing: Sierra Lamar
Sierra Lamar, a resident of an unincorporated area near Morgan Hill, was last seen about 6 a.m. when she left her home near the intersection of Dougherty and Palm avenues, west of Monterey Highway, Sgt. Jose Cardoza said.
That is the usual time that Sierra leaves each morning to travel to Sobrato High School, where she is a 10th-grade student, Cardoza said.
But she did not show up to school and did not come home Friday, and her family called authorities, he said.
If anyone has any information about Sierra Lamar ‘s whereabouts, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 408-299-2311 or 408-808-4500, or the anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431.
UPDATE I: Search continues for missing Sierra Lamar. According to the police her cell phone cannot be tracked because it is dead. The police cannot determine whether this was a run away or she was taken against her will.
Searchers were combing two Morgan Hill neighborhoods Sunday in the continuing hunt for 15-year-old Sierra Lamar, who vanished Friday morning.
Teams were scouring the area around her home at Dougherty and Palm avenues, where she was last seen about 6 a.m., as well as the girl’s school, Sobrato High. She never made it to class and her parents reported her missing Friday when she didn’t come home.
UPDATE II: Check out the TWITTER account for Sierra Lamar. Some one should have really been monitoring it.
UPDATE III: Police dogs have traced Sierra’s half mile long walk to her bus stop, but the trail goes cold beyond her driveway …
“We’ve flown most of these fields, as far as the eye can see in this direction, all the way up to the foothills on the west side as well,” said San Jose Sheriff Sgt. Brett Moore.
Working off her scent, police dogs have traced Sierra’s half mile long walk to her bus stop, but the trail goes cold beyond her driveway, suggesting she was picked up.
Investigators are mining her laptop for recent contacts.
UPDATE IV: For more updates and to read others comments, opinions and research regarding this case, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Sierra Lamar.
UPDATE V: The police have found the cell phone of missing Sierra Lama about a mile away from her home in Morgan Hills, California. According to accounts, the phone was found Saturday evening. The Police have suspended their search in the areas near her home due to a lack of evidence. However, they will be focusing their attention on students at both her current high school and the previous school she attended.
Authorities say they found the cellphone of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar, a missing California teenager, late Saturday night on the side of a road about a mile away from her home in Morgan Hills, California. Public information officer Sgt. Jose Cordoza of the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office said search and rescue personal found the phone turned off, and they are doing a forensic search for more clues. The charger for the cell phone was found in her room at home.
UPDATE VI: Missing Sierra Lamar’s father is a registered sex offender, are you kidding me? What are the odds that the father of a missing girl who many suspect may have been kidnapped by a predator has a dad who is a registered sex offender? Although the police claim that Steve Wayne Lamar is not a suspect and is cooperating in the disappearance of Sierra Lamar, however, the irony is chilling.
UPDATE VII: Investigators claim that the cell phone and computer provide no clues in the disappearance of Sierra Lamar.
UPDATE VIII: Police have located Sierra LaMar’s pink “Juicy” brand bag with clothes inside along the side of the road.