UPDATE No Sign of Missing Teen on Gas Station Video Surveillance

A woman thought she saw the girl outside a Watsonville fruit stand on Sunday.

A possible lead in the disappearance of a 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl has proven difficult to track, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office reported Monday afternoon.

The business, located on the outskirts of town, is near Highway 152. The highway  is the most direct connection from Morgan Hill, in Santa Clara County, to Santa Cruz County.

The tipster said she thought Sierra was hitchhiking and that the girl got into a black pickup driven by a white man around 4 p.m. Deputies couldn't find the truck and the fruit stand didn't have video surveillance, but a gas station across the street did.

Deputies reviewed those tapes Monday, but didn't come away with any new information, according to sheriff's Sgt. Steve Carney.

"The video turned out to be nothing of value," he wrote in an email. "A deputy viewed it and did not see any truck or the activity described. The reported activity may have occurred outside the range of the parking lot video."

The investigation into Sierra's disappearance is ongoing. Monday, volunteers searched in Santa Clara County for clues. They plan to go out again Tuesday.

For more on Sierra's disappearance and the investigation, check out the coverage on Gilroy Patch.

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Yvonne herrera March 27, 2012 at 04:06 AM
May god bring you home safe..my prays are with you and your family...
Jennifer Goff March 27, 2012 at 04:23 AM
I really hope this girl gets found every chance I get im online checking to c if they found her good luck god be with u all I will spead the word as much as I can here.
berlyn meave March 27, 2012 at 04:41 AM
This really saddens my heart..I also been reading on line how they are other abductions before n after sierra disappreance..is anybody checking on that..I mean is this the same person..my prayers to the family..
Jennifer Squires March 27, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Search party information, via state Assemblyman Luis Alejo: The public is asked to come volunteer to search for missing 15-year old student Sierra LaMar in Morgan Hill. She has now been missing for 11 days. To volunteer or to donate water/supplies, call Tricia at the Polly Klaas Foundation Search Team at (801) 560-1933 or email info@klaaskids.org. The volunteer search starts today at 8 a.m. at Burnett Elementary School, 85 Tilton Ave. in northwest Morgan Hill. Those who would like to help should check in between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Searches are scheduled to continue on through April 1.


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