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Sierra LaMar's mom remembers her 'miracle baby' on Mother's Day

May 14, 2012 |  9:36 am

Sierra LaMar’s mother remembered her missing daughter this weekend as "a miracle baby" and a blessing as searchers continued to look for the Morgan Hill teenager.

“Mother’s Day is a time of reflection on what being a mom has brought to your life. Being a mom has been the greatest joy of my life,” Marlene LaMar said in a message on a website devoted to Sierra, 15, who police believe was abducted outside her home on March 16.

LaMar said Sierra was "a miracle baby" because the mother was unlikely to get pregnant at the time because of her age.

“Regardless of the work it takes to raise children, the overwhelming love far outweighs those moments that you wonder how you’ll ever make it through," she said. "The greatest gift that God has blessed me with is the joy of being a mom to two beautiful daughters. I love you Danielle and Sierra and I’m so proud to be your mom.

Santa Clara County sheriff's officials said last week that they had found a red Volkswagen Jetta believed to be connected to the abduction.

Sgt. Jose Cardoza, a department spokesman, said it had been spotted on surveillance videos near the girl’s house the day she disappeared. The car also was seen in videos taken in the area where the teen's purse and schoolbooks were found a few days later, police said, but its occupants were not visible.

Volunteers searched for the girl Saturday and are scheduled to do so again Wednesday. The case was also featured recently on the syndicated television show, "America’s Most Wanted."

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-- A Los Angeles Times staff writer

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