UPDATE: Search for Missing Teen to Continue Saturday

Sixty Search and Rescue workers will search a 12-mile radius from Palm and Dougherty avenues in Morgan Hill.

Sixty members of the county's Search and Rescue team and four K9 police dogs will be searching a 12-mile radius from Palm and Dougherty avenues in Morgan Hill Saturday in an attempt to locate missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.

LaMar, 15, has been missing for eight days. She was last seen Friday, March 16, at 6 a.m. by her mother.

Numerous searches have yet to reveal new leads, but Sheriff's Office deputies did announce Thursday that the . The purse was located Sunday, but officers were reportedly withholding the information until they could confirm Sierra as the owner.

Thirty of the Search and Rescue workers participating in Saturday's search are from other law enforcement agencies that are assisting via a State Mutual Aid agreement, Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office wrote in a statement released Friday evening.

Search teams will start at approximately 10 a.m. and will be searching until dusk. Their objectives are to:

  • Locate and identify possible crime-scene areas
  • Locate and identify possible items of evidentiary value
  • Locate and identify any other items or information beneficial to the Sierra Lamar case.

Gilroy Patch will provide updates when more information becomes available.

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Jennifer March 24, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Friday, March 16th.
Corinne Speckert March 24, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Just made the correction. Thanks Jennifer :)
J March 24, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Corinne Speckert March 24, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Thank you!


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