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Volunteers Search for Morgan Hill Teen Sierra Lamar Four Years After Disappearance



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    Volunteers gathered in unincorporated Morgan Hill to look for Sierra Lamar, a 15-year-old girl who was last seen in 2012. March 19, 2016.

    Volunteers gathered in the South Bay Saturday morning to look for a teenager almost exactly four years after she disappeared.

    Sierra LaMar, 15, was last seen on March 16, 2012, leaving her house in unincorporated Morgan Hill.

    A suspect Antolin Garcia-Torres has been charged with murdering and kidnapping LaMar, whose body has yet to be found.

    Torres has been indicted by a grand jury for LaMar's death. His capital murder trial is scheduled to begin next month.

    On Saturday, roughly two dozen volunteers dressed in brightly colored clothes and safety vests flocked to Eastman Canyon and Uvas Roads in Santa Clara County at 9:15 a.m.

    The purpose of Saturday's search was to find possible areas where LaMar may have been left, search coordinator Roger Nelson told the group. Warning searchers of poison oak and ticks, he also asked them not to dig, but instead to tag their findings.

    Before setting off on the search, which Nelson estimated would last between two and two-and-a-half hours, the group huddled and then shouted, "Find Sierra!"

    "The family appreciates you showing up today," Nelson said. 

    As of Saturday afternoon, nothing had turned up in the search. 

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