Sheriff's Office, Multiple Agencies to Conduct Saturday Search In Sierra Lamar Case

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:17:51 -0800

MORGAN HILL (KRON)--Sheriff's investigators, supported by allied agencies, will be out Saturday conducting additional searches for evidence into the disappearance of 15-year-old Morgan Hill teen Sierra Lamar, who has now been missing for more than a month.
 
On Thursday, authorities from the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office announced that investigators will conduct searches in the areas of Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy on Saturday from 9 a.m. to sunset. Search and rescue teams from Marin, Monterey, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties will also be assisting in search efforts with approximately 90 search and rescue members assigned to Saturday's search operation.
 
According to authorities,  specially trained detection K9s, the California Highway Patrol, Sheriff's Office Off-Road Enforcement Unit and San Francisco 49ers team member Delanie Walker will also be on hand to assist in the weekend search. 
 
Police say  15-year-old Sierra disappeared on March 16 as she walked to a bus stop not far from her Morgan Hill home. Her purse and cell phone were found nearby and have been taken to the crime lab for analysis.
 
Meanwhile Sheriff's divers were out this week searching reservoirs in the areas surrounding Sierra's home. As search efforts continue, Sierra's mother, Marlene Lamar waits for good news.
"We miss her extremely," Lamar tells KRON 4's Will Tran.  "The home seems really quiet now. As time goes on, those familiar sounds you're used to hearing all the time, I never thought I would be saying this but we miss the rap music.  I really miss her."
 
Lamar says the community remains supportive of her and her family.
 
"It's unbelievable that something like this could ever happen," Marlene Lamar continues.  "You're not prepared for a situation like this.  I think nobody is.  It's an unfortunate reality.  We all like to believe that our child is going to be safe and you think it's going to be possible to keep them safe and that we're doing everything possible to keep them safe as a parent.  As far as anybody who is a teen, who thinks that this is not possible, just to be aware of their surroundings of wherever they are, in front of their house or at the movie theater."
 
Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON4.com for comprehensive coverage of the search for Sierra Lamar.
 
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