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New Leads Probed In Search For Missing Morgan Hill Teenager

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Sierra LaMar

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

MORGAN HILL (CBS/AP) — The search for a missing 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl expanded Tuesday as investigators followed new leads one month since her disappearance.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office would not say what the new leads were in the case of Sierra LaMar, except that they came from evidence already collected. The teen was seen leaving her Morgan Hill home on March 16.

Dive teams Tuesday were conducting expanded searches of reservoirs and small bodies of water in southern Santa Clara County using sonar devices.

Authorities believe LaMar was kidnapped. Investigators found her handbag with clothing and a cell phone along the side of the road near her home days after she disappeared.

LaMar’s family and friends gathered Monday for a vigil at an elementary school.

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