By: M. Whitney Jr. - Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:37:56 -0800
MORGAN HILL (BCN) -- The family of a missing Morgan Hill girl has increased the reward for her safe return from $10,000 to $25,000.
The reward, announced Saturday morning, was first announced April 7, nearly a month after Sierra LaMar's disappearance.
It is available to the first person who provides information that leads to LaMar, 15, being returned safe and sound, according to Mark Klaas, founder of the KlaasKids Foundation. The funds do not come from the foundation, which has been helping to organize volunteers searching for LaMar.
LaMar disappeared on her way to school on March 16, and has not been seen since. Investigators are treating her disappearance as an abduction.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and volunteers have searched extensively in the area around LaMar's home, from a base at Burnett Elementary School.
Klaas said that 175 volunteers in 25 search teams took part in the search Saturday. (Copyright 2012, Bay City News, All Rights Reserved)
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