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Crime Lab Results Provide New Leads in Sierra LaMar Case

Authorities received results from county's crime lab, which examined Sierra LaMar's clothing and Juicy-brand bag, but won't release details yet.

It's been more than three weeks of waiting and sheriff’s investigators now have results from the county crime lab unit, which conducted forensic testing on personal items belonging to missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.

Authorities announced that a pair of pants and shirt found folded in Sierra's Juicy-brand bag, which was uncovered a short distance from the LaMar home two days after the teen disappeared produced more leads in the Sierra LaMar case, but authorities won't release any new clues just yet.

"Due to the on-going investigative efforts in the case, no specific information will be released at this time pertaining to the results," Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office wrote in a prepared statement. "The crime lab results, however, have provided investigators with additional leads to follow."

Sierra's Juicy bag and clothing—which were —were tested for any additional traces of evidence that may have come across the teen's clothing, like hair fibers. The Sobrato High student's items were also examined for DNA and visible prints.

For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page.

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Evelyn Lee Sarmiento April 17, 2012 at 05:02 AM
It is so sad to hear that they havent found her yet I hope and pray to god that seirra is found soon I pray for her everyday as a mother my prayer are with the family!
Jim Shuster April 17, 2012 at 03:55 PM
As long as she is missing we will continue to search. There is a positive lead somewhere.......we just have to keep looking. Never give up!
Genevieve Bookwalter (Editor) April 17, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Thanks for sharing your kind sentiments. I wonder about her every day, too.
Geri Diaz April 18, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I pray everyday that God will bring strength and comfort to Sierra's family.. everyday I ck for updates about her. At this point one can only hope and pray that she is found and brought home safe..God Bless the volunteer's that have been there to help in the search...And God Bless her family and friends...never give up HOPE....
Brenda April 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Lord please bring sierra home we have faith that your will will bw done please keep frenz n family focused on her and help them to beleave that all things r possible amen
Child Quest April 28, 2012 at 07:36 PM
4/28/2012 update from the Find Sierra LaMar Search Center today. Family announces reward increase and releases new flyers (Spanish & English) that can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Find-Sierra-LaMar/274507075963486
Corinne Speckert April 29, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Thank you!

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