Hundreds Of Civilian Volunteers To Join Search for Sierra LaMar

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Sierra LaMar

Sierra LaMar (Santa Clara Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

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MORGAN HILL (KCBS) — More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to join the civilian search effort for Sierra LaMar this weekend. Organizers in Morgan Hill are holding a “Bring Sierra Home” peace march at the Dunn Avenue Community Center Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

The 15-year-old girl disappeared over two weeks ago and was last seen Friday, March 16th.  Sheriff’s officials have classified the case as an abduction.

On Thursday an empty handcuff box and used condoms were found in a rural field. They have been sent to a crime lab to see if they are connected to LaMar’s disappearance.

Her father, Steve LaMar, said it’s helpful to see the numbers of volunteers grow everyday.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

“It’s incredible, we’re so thankful,” he said commenting about the tactics used in the search for his daughter.

Sierra’s sister Danielle, a Sacramento State student, said her family appreciates the support from a recent fundraiser at her school, the personal outreach from Mark Klass, whose daughter Polly was abducted and killed in 1993 and Michael Le, whose sister— nursing student Michelle Le, was found murdered after months of searching last year.

“There’s no way me and my family would be able to do any of this by ourselves. It just takes a lot of stress that we’ve had off of us,” she said.

The Klass Kids’ Foundation is leading the volunteer search effort that has now entered its fifth day.

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