MORGAN HILL (KRON) — The search for missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar has been suspended, but according to Law Enforcement, the search is far from over.
Police continue to follow leads in the case, with new ones coming in periodically.
The 15-year-old disappeared in Morgan Hill on March 16, 2012 after leaving home to catch the school bus not far from her mother’s home in unincorporated Morgan Hill. A search of the area turned up the teenager’s purse and cell phone. Despite extensive efforts from teams of volunteer searchers and local authorities her body has never been found.
The Santa Clara County Criminal Grand Jury has indicted Antolin Garcia-Torres for the kidnapping and murder of the cheerleader. He was formally indicted in February of 2014 in the girl’s murder.
Although LaMar’s remains have never been found but prosecutors say forensic evidence inside the defendant’s car convince them he had murdered her. Unsealed documents from the indictment indicate LaMar’s hair was found on a rope in the trunk of Garcia-Torres’ car. Fibers from the defendant’s car were also found on Sierra’s clothing recovered near the bus stop, the indictment reveals.
Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty in the case.
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