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Mother pleads for missing teen Sierra LaMar's safe return

March 20, 2012 |  8:23 am

Poster seeks helping finding missing teen

The mother of Sierra LaMar, the 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl missing since Friday, pleaded for her safe return in an interview with a local newspaper.

“I want her home, we love you so much, we really miss you,” Marlene LaMar said in the Morgan Hill Times. “If there’s somebody out there that knows where she is, or is holding her against her will, please find it in their heart to let her go and let her come home to us.”

Searchers have been scouring the south Santa Clara County community looking for Sierra.

On Saturday, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department said that her cellphone had been discovered not far from her home, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Sierra was last seen Friday morning before school, and officials said her last text was sent about 6:30 or 7 a.m. that day.

She never showed up for school at Sobrato High.

“It is devastating for me any time we have a student who might be in any type of dangerous situation,” Principal Debbie Padilla said at a news conference.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to call the sheriff at (408) 808-4431.

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Photo: A flier asks for help finding Sierra LaMar.

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