Santa Clara County Sheriff Confirm Dive Team Searched for Sierra Lamar

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    The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday confirmed last week a dive team was searching for evidence related to the Sierra Lamar case. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014)

    The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has confirmed an NBC Bay Area report last week that divers were searching a South Bay lake for evidence in the Sierra Lamar case.

    Sources told NBC Bay Area last week a sheriff's dive team was searching for the missing Morgan Hill teen.

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    NBC Bay Area has learned that the divers are still searching for Sierra and suspect Antolin Garcia-Torres liked to fish in the area.

    "Any time someone calls, we will follow up on it," Sheriff Laurie Smith said. "So we were out there. We were acting on a tip. And it was also really great training for our dive team."

    The dive came as a criminal grand jury was preparing to indict Garcia-Torres for the murder of Sierra nearly two years ago. Garcia-Torres has not entered a plea in that time, but that changes Thursday when he is scheduled to face a new murder charge from the indictment.

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    Garcia-Torres was indicted Tuesday for Sierra's kidnapping and murder as well as series of violent attacks on South Bay women in 2009.

    Officials said they found no new evidence from last week's dive.

    "We will continually look for Sierra," Smith said. "We will react from public information on where we should search. We would like to find Sierra."