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Investigators Identify Vehicle Linked to Sierra LaMar Disappearance

A red Volkswagon Jetta similar to the one in the attached picture has been associated with the missing Morgan Hill teen.

A red Volkswagon Jetta has been linked to the disappearance of missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.

The association was made based off of investigative review and video surveillance sources who identified the same make and model of the vehicle as being involved in the LaMar case, Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a prepared statement Monday morning.

Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and its detective division are collaborating with multiple local and federal agencies to conduct follow-up investigations on leads that developed over the course of the investigation.

Some leads came from the . Items of evidence, like .

The state crime lab also examined the items, many of which were determined to not be associated with the LaMar case, such as the on March 29, Cardoza wrote. However, other leads derived from the crime lab's forensic testing have aided the investigation and investigators are currently awaiting additional lab results.

“Information developed by sheriff’s Investigators, supported by forensic examination and county crime lab reports, has assisted in furthering the investigation,” Cardoza wrote. “The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office remains completely focused on locating Sierra LaMar and determining who is responsible for her disappearance.”

The Sheriff’s Office is asking the south county community to call the tip line with any information associated to the vehicle, which may assist detectives in their investigation. Tipsters can call 408-808-4500, the anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431 or shoot an email to tips@sheriff.sccgov.org

Patch is currently attempting to obtain more details about the vehicle’s involvement and will update this article with additional information if and when it becomes available. 

For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page.

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lorinda hernandez May 07, 2012 at 07:21 PM
My prayers to the family.
lorinda hernandez May 07, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I wiil b praying for her safe return. N my prayers go out to family n friends.
Robin Powers May 08, 2012 at 02:26 AM
The Willow Glen teen who was almost kidnapped a week after Sierra went missing described the vehicle of that assailant as a red compact car. That suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 200 lbs. It seems likely that that incident could be linked in some way to Sierra's disappearance. I hope they track down this monster quickly.
tiffany montiel delapena May 08, 2012 at 02:52 AM
theres not a day that go's by where i dont pray for her, this case has really affected my life, i ask that every one please pray she comes home.
Corinne Speckert May 08, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Yes, I saw that people were associating the Willow Glen incident to the Sierra LaMar one. I'll be posting an update soon, and will add those details in as well. Thanks Robin.

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