Intensive Weekend Search Fails To Yield Clues On Missing Morgan Hill Teen

MORGAN HILL (CBS SF/AP) – Law enforcement officials looking for evidence in the case of a missing Morgan Hill teen came up empty during a search Saturday.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jose Cardoza says teams of Santa Clara County deputies and deputies from nearby counties found no evidence or what he termed “items of interest.” Fifteen-year-old Sierra LaMar has been missing since the morning of March 16, when she left home to catch a school bus.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:

About 90 personnel, along with search dogs, spent most of Saturday combing a 12-mile area of Morgan Hill.

No search took place on Sunday, and Cardoza could not say if there would be any this week.

The FBI is also involved in the investigation, with agents stopping drivers over the weekend to ask if they noticed anything unusual on the morning Sierra disappeared.

Despite the lack of developments, there was a huge turnout of hopeful people at the Crossroads Christian Church in Morgan Hill, where friends and family of the missing teen vowed to press on in their search.

An estimated 250 people turned out on the cold Sunday night for the candlelight vigil.

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