Morgan Hill filmmaker Brian Garcia recently produced two short documentaries depicting search efforts for missing teen Sierra LaMar.
The five-minute video includes interviews with volunteers who have spent hours searching for Sierra, who law enforcement believe was , CBS Local reports.
Garcia, a San Francisco State University film student, told CBS he created the documentaries to keep Sierra's name in the public eye and to give search volunteers the credit they deserve.
“I just felt like they needed the recognition so we can inspire more people to be like this,” Garcia states in the CBS article.
Although the number of volunteers searching for Sierra have decreased over her three-month disappearance, a core group of volunteers make the trek to the Find Sierra Search Center at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill each week.
The reasons for volunteers' dedication to Sierra's recovery vary. Some attend searches because they have children that are close to Sierra's age, or because they lost a young family member in a tragic accident and want to "pay it forward by helping."
To read the various reasons numerous volunteers show up each week to search for Sierra, click .
Individuals can help in Sierra's recovery without physically attending a search. Sierra's mother, Marlene LaMar, provided Patch with a .
Garcia-Torres' next court appearance is scheduled for July 31.
For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page on Gilroy Patch.