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Investigation Focuses On Car In Sierra LaMar Case

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A late 1990’s model Volkswagen Jetta, similar to the one pictured but featuring a black hood, may have been involved in the disappearance of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

A late 1990’s model Volkswagen Jetta, similar to the one pictured but featuring a black hood, may have been involved in the disappearance of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

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MORGAN HILL (CBS SF) – Investigators searching for Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar are focusing their efforts on a car they believe was likely tied to her disappearance.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office said in a press release Monday that surveillance images have led investigators to believe that a red car similar to the pictured late 1990’s model Volkswagen Jetta with a black hood was associated with her disappearance.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:

Sierra LaMar

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

Sierra, 15, has been missing since March 16, when she went missing on her way to school. Investigators have said they are treating her disappearance as an abduction.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has conducted extensive searches in the area surrounding Sierra’s home since her disappearance, including searches of reservoirs and other bodies of water. Hundreds of volunteers have also turned out for the search.

Police also said Monday that they have determined that some pieces of evidence previously discovered are not involved with the case, including an empty handcuff box and used condoms.

Anyone with information on this case is being asked to contact Sheriff’s Investigators at (408) 808-4500 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.

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