Update: Missing Girl's Computer and Cell Phone Offer No Evidence to Her Disappearance

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:30:21 -0800

MORGAN HILL (KRON) -- Investigators looking for 15-year old Sierra Lamar say tests run on her cell phone and computer have failed to turn up any new leads to the teen's disappearance.

At the same time police have talked with more than 50 students at Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill where Sierra is now a student and Washigton High School in Fremont where she attended classes last year.  Police say they've also talked to more than 100 family, friends, classmates, neighbors, registered sex offenders registrants, school officials, bus drivers, field workers in the south county area, and transients in the area.

Sierra was last seen last Friday morning when she left home to walk to a bus stop taking her to classes.  

A task force says it's talked with all of the registered sex offenders within a ten mile radius of Sierra's home in Morgan Hill.  They're now focusing on registrants outside that ten mile zone.

Authorities say the County Crime Lab will conduct additional tests on the cell phone found about three-quarters of a mile from the school bus stop where Sierra disappeared last Friday morning.  Fingerprints found on the phone and the computer at her home have failed to turn up new evidence, investigators say.

Police also say they're following up on more than 150 phone and e-mail tips in the case.

The updates come a day after friends, family and students called for the public's help in finding the missing 15-year-old girl.

A crowd gathered at Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church Tuesday night during a candlelight vigil for Sierra Lamar, who was last seen leaving her home to go to school Friday morning.

"Sierra we love you. We can't wait for you to come home," Sierra's father,  Steve Wayne Lamar, tearfully told the crowd during Tuesday night's vigil. "We can't wait to see you dance again. We can't wait to see you cheer again." Police say although Steve Lamar is a registered sex offender, he is not considered a suspect in his daughter's disappearance and has been fully cooperative with the investigation.

KRON 4's Will Tran reports that Marc Klaas of the KlaasKids Foundation contacted Sierra's mother, Marlene Lamar, early Wednesday morning to offer help in locating Sierra. Klaas tells Will that it's unlikely that Sierra ran away and that Sierra appeared to be a creature of habit.  Klaas also says though Sierra's father is a registered sex offender, Steve Lamar has access to his daughter and it's unlikely he has any role in Sierra's disappearance.
 
Authorities say they are treating the investigation as a missing persons case. Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON.com for the latest developments on the search for Sierra Lamar.
 
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