Divers to Verify "Questionable" Items in Sierra LaMar Case

Divers will study items captured via sonar at Anderson and Almaden reservoirs and the VW linked to the missing teen has yet to be examined.

Sheriff’s divers are returning to AndersonAlmaden 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.

“A lot of people don’t understand it’s the way it goes—they’ve got to protect her,” said Davina Joy, who volunteers with the KlaasKids Foundation, the nonprofit organizing weekly searches for Sierra.

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.

PhnxRay May 16, 2012 at 01:36 AM
They believe she is still alive but are searching under water for her......
Morgan May 16, 2012 at 03:12 AM
why hold on testing the car? you have the vw 2 weeks and haven't run forensics?!?
Brandi Moon May 16, 2012 at 08:31 AM
She Could be dead . They could have drove miles states etc. If no found evidence
Mary Banta May 16, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I'm losing interest in this case unfortunately because it all seems like a big joke the way they are withholding evidence and giving family false hope that she is still alive just because they can't prove otherwise. As a mother of 4, I really hope that she is alive and well... However.. going by statistics alone, I am sure she is dead. Most stranger abductions result in the death of the victim within 24 hours. Of course there are cases that disprove that but very few.
karen May 16, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I have been following this case since the day it happened and Ive been praying that she is okay. I truly dont believe they are taking care of this case properly! Why are they waiting on testing the car? Its been two weeks!! Also they give hope to everyone that she is still alive but they search under water for her...It is all so confusing! And the thing with the car, how does the car have anything to do with her? What evidence do they have? If they gave the information to the public we might be able to help! And another big piece is the clothes that were folded in her bag. If the police showed the clothes to her friends, Im sure the friends would know if it were something she would wear to school or something she would put on after. That is a big hint. They need to allow the public to know more information so that people who were close to her can help.
Ann May 17, 2012 at 02:03 AM
I agree with Karen! Why is it taking so Long and why wont they tell us anything? I bet it's really hard for people to help when they are lost and confused. I live over on the east coast and have been following this case from the beginning because I want to know what's going on. No one simply vanishes, someone out there knows what happened and she's out there somewhere whether dead or alive. I hope to god they find her alive, but it's so scary reading all this stuff and I came across ppl missing for like 20+ years! That is AWFUL! people need closure and answers! It sounds like the police are lost an no one knows what's up at all. Being a girl in my early 20s I went out and bought pepper spray to keep in my purse after readin up on all this stuff! I can't believe people out there can even be so terrible, WHO the heck kidnaps some girl, dear god. It's scary, I wonder where she's at. The scary thing is she could be anywhere, far far from home and they're searching CA after she's already long gone. My family went on a vacation one time and it only took us 24 hrs to get almost all the way across th country. It's so frustrating and scary. I don't even know her and I search this case and think about her sometimes wondering if anyone has answers because i can't even believe someone could be out there like that missing its so scary :(
Lisa guzman May 17, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I mean can you people take care of it any better??? Do you fuckin people have any idea how to handle these cases???... NO YOU DON'T!!!... Just let's be patient and wait and see what happens!!!..
Barrack Obama May 17, 2012 at 07:55 PM
They cant put all the information to the public because they know something of value dumb a****! We cant help do anything. Sierra is still alive! There is a reason for everything. Who ever has her can read the same s**t we read about the case and use that to keep her from being found. Gosh you people are idiots!
Barrack Obama May 17, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Wooo hoooo Lisa is badas*. I like you Lisa !
Chu May 17, 2012 at 08:17 PM
There is a complete LACK OF URGENCY on this case. The car was found 9days ago and still no owner, no forensic testing!? WTF police! The owner of the red Jetta (possible suspect) has had 10 days to get away.
Chu May 17, 2012 at 08:19 PM
When the Police DID ask the public for help finding a red Jetta.....the car was located in less than 24hrs. If the release the Identity of the owner, he would be found immediately.
Lisa guzman May 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Fucking Morons let them do their fucking job! theta Dont want to hurt sierra! they fuckin know what theyre doing!
Lisa guzman May 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Momma Guzman May 20, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Lisa needs a orgasm soon please!!
Megan May 20, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I think you guys make me sick believe me they are looking its called withholding evidence they can't tell us everything. It would compromise the investigation. But the comments you are writing you should be ashamed of yourself. What if it was your child and you came across a web site saying oh she's dead. What kind of people are you . You guys make me sick.
Rubee May 21, 2012 at 08:23 AM
You know a lot of times they hold information from the public, make it moree descrete and it has helped when they interogate possible suspects. Not all actions and info on investigations are made public. They proly aready did run forensics on the car but want the public (possible suspect) to believe otherwise.


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