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Police seek car possibly linked to missing teen Sierra LaMar

May 7, 2012 |  2:54 pm

Police seek car possibly linked to missing teen Sierra LaMar

Authorities are looking for a vehicle they say is associated with the March disappearance of Northern California teen Sierra LaMar, media outlets reported Monday.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said the car resembles a red mid-1990s model four-door Volkswagen Jetta with a black hood, according to the Mercury News.

Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the car was seen at the time and place where the 15-year-old disappeared the morning of March 16 near Palm and Dougherty avenues in unincorporated Morgan Hill.

He added that surveillance cameras from buses and Morgan Hill businesses also spotted the car near where other evidence in the case was found.

"It's more than a coincidence," Cardoza said.

He said it was not known if Sierra was riding in the vehicle. Investigators did not have a license plate number, he said.

Authorities also said Monday forensic tests have officially ruled out any connection between the case and an empty handcuff box and used condoms found within a mile of where Sierra vanished.

Investigators believe Sierra was abducted while walking to a bus stop near her Morgan Hill home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Santa Clara County Communications at (408) 299-2311.


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Photo: Sierra LaMar posters. Credit: Los Angeles Times