The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office issued a statement Wednesday saying that detectives have ruled out connections between the disappearance of Sierra LaMar and other cases of abducted or missing girls in the Bay Area.
Specifically, Sgt. Jose Cardoza said detectives ruled out a situation in Walnut Creek where a 13-year-old girl said a man tried to lure into a faded, old sedan on March 14 and 15.
Earlier, detectives had decided that the case of a 16-year-old San Jose girl who said a man used a stun gun on her on March 23, and tried to force her into a red compact car in Willow Glen, also was unrelated.
Detectives did not provide specifics on why they thought the cases were not linked.
Still, the case of Sierra, a 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl who disappeared near her home on March 16, caught a break this week. Detectives announced Tuesday they found a red Jetta with a black hood that was spotted on video surveillance near Sierra's home near the time when she went missing.
Detectives have not said how this car is relevant to the case, and they are seeking the public's help in determining that.
Anyone with information on this case is being asked to contact Sheriff's Investigators at (408) 808-4500 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.
People can also email firstname.lastname@example.org