FBI Joins Sierra LaMar Search

Items found include a San Jose Sharks jersey, photo of LaMar taken the morning of her disappearance.

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    It has been an active night for the F.B.I. in Morgan Hill and a hopeful night for hundreds of people in Fremont. Two local communities, praying for the safe return, of Sierra Lamar. NBC Bay Area's Kimberly Tere reports from Morgan Hill.

    The search for missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar continues.

    Police are continuing to perform consent searches of neighbors' homes, all of whom have cooperated.

    Saturday, about 60 Search and Rescue officers and a few search dogs are planning on searching a 12-mile radius around Palm Avenue and Dougherty Avenue. The search is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. until dusk. They will be looking for possible crime scenes and clues.

    Sierras Mom Past Tense

    [BAY] Sierras Mom Past Tense
    Sierra Lamar's Mom uses the past tense while being interviewed.

    The FBI, assisting local authorities, set up a roadblock Friday morning on Dougherty Avenue near the intersection with Palm Avenue as part of their investigation into the disappearance of 15-year-old Sierra Lamar.

    She was supposed to catch a school bus at that intersection last Friday but never made it.

    Sierra Lamar's Parents Interview

    [BAY] Sierra Lamar's Parents Interview
    Bob Redell interviews Sierra Lamar's parents. Uncut interview.

    Agents stopped every driver and asked them about their recollection of the morning of March 16 when Sierra disappeared. 

    Police are asking if motorists saw anything unusual and if this is the route that motorist would normally take? 

    Sierra's mother, Marlene LaMar, pleaded for help, but she didn't seem to realize she referred to her daughter in the past tense.

    "I'm hoping that you know, you think of her as your own child. You know, she's, she was such a lovable young lady," LaMar said.

    Investigators have no evidence that something bad happened to Sierra LaMar -- no signs of foul play. There's also no indication that she ran away.

    NBC Bay Area has learned new information about Sierra's personal belongings found in a field not far from her home.

    One of those items is a San Jose Sharks shirt, very similar to what she was wearing last Friday morning in a photo she took on her home computer.

    Marlene LaMar believes she had that shirt on when she left the house. On Sunday, searchers came across Sierra's pink Juicy purse near the intersection of Santa Teresa and Laguna. Folded within that bag were that shirt, pants and neatly folded undergarments.