A red four-door sedan is now being associated with the disappearance of missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.
The association was made based off of investigative review and “video surveillance sources” who identified the same make and model of the vehicle as being involved in the LaMar case, Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office wrote in a prepared statement Monday morning.
Patch is currently attempting to obtain more details about the vehicle’s involvement.
Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and its detective division are collaborating with multiple local and federal agencies to conduct follow-up investigations on leads that have been determined over the course of the investigation.
Some leads were determined after the . Items of evidence, like personal items that were determined to belong to Sierra, were sent to the county crime lab in late March for DNA testing.
The state crime lab also examined the items, many of which were determined to not be associated with the LaMar case, such as the on March 29, Cardoza wrote.
However, some leads derived from the crime lab's forensic testing have aided the investigation and investigators are currently awaiting additional lab results.
“Information developed by sheriff’s Investigators, supported by forensic examination and county crime lab reports, has assisted in furthering the investigation,” Cardoza wrote. “The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office remains completely focused on locating Sierra LaMar and determining who is responsible for her disappearance.”
The Sheriff’s Office is asking the south county community to call the tip line with any information associated to the vehicle, which may assist detectives in their investigation. Tipsters can call 408-808-4500, the anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431 or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sierra's mother, Marlene LaMar, is a graduate of Milpitas High School.
Patch will update this article with additional information if and when it becomes available.
For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page.