Search efforts for missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar will begin to take place in Gilroy and San Martin starting this week, according to Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
Searches will continue in Morgan Hill as well. Canvass searches extending further from the LaMar home will take place and investigators will follow all leads and tips that continue to come in for Sierra, Cardoza wrote in a prepared statement.
Gilroy police participated in search efforts for Sierra last week, but won't be involved this week unless called on for assitance, GPD Spokesman Sgt. Chad Gallacinao said.
The sheriff's department is also asking for land owners who own large parcel and ranch properties in the South Santa Clara County area to report any suspicious activities or information related to their private land, Cardoza wrote.
As of Monday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office has received over 900 tips via phone and email, and authorities have logged in over 5,000 hours on the Sierra LaMar case. Although the Sheriff’s Office has yet to develop solid leads in Sierra’s disappearance, the department is grateful for the public’s help, which has been the driving force in the case thus far.
“Tips and information on the case continue to come in, along with the endless offers of assistance from the community,” Cardoza wrote. “The Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for all of their help and support in the Sierra Lamar case.”
As a reminder, any and all information on the Sierra LaMar case should be reported to the Sheriff’s Office, Cardoza wrote. Tips can be relayed by calling (408) 808-4500, the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page.
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