Sheriff’s divers are returning to Anderson, Almaden and Guadalupe reservoirs to verify objects that divers captured via sonar last week while searching for clues in the disappearance of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.
“Some images, like in prior water searches, came up that were questionable,” Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jose Cardoza said.
Questionable items that have appeared in past water searches include tires, vehicles, trees and large tree stumps, among other large objects.
The divers will be returning to the reservoirs this week, starting at Anderson on Wednesday, and Almaden and Guadalupe reservoirs the following days.
On Monday and Tuesday, divers returned to the Coyote Creek Watershed to verify areas of interest detected via sonar, but didn't locate anything related to the case, Cardoza said.
Authorities also said this week that the has yet to undergo forensic examination, and it’s not clear when it will happen.
Cardoza also said investigators aren't specifically commenting on what they’re looking for, and that they've identified the owner of the car, but haven't named any persons of interest.
Limited details about the vehicle——are being released as a precaution: Investigators don’t want to compromise the case and subsequently harm Sierra, who they believe is still alive.
The belief that is based on a lack of evidence proving otherwise, and has apparently provided hope for a positive outcome.
For the full reports regarding water searches and the vehicle linked to the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page on Gilroy Patch.