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UPDATE: Female Remains Found in Trash Can in Pleasanton

A trash can that looks like it came from outside of Pleasanton was found, but it's not known if it's Sierra LaMar.

Updated Friday at 7:44 a.m.—The deceased body discovered Thursday is that of a woman, the coronor's office confirmed Thursday night. 

Human remains were found inside a 45-gallon trash can that looked a little out of place sitting on Dublin Canyon Road in Pleasanton on Thursday, police confirmed.

Lt. Jeff Bretzing said authorities do not know whether the remains are that of a man or woman, and have no idea of the victim's age.

The trash can, which was turned over on the roadway much of Thursday afternoon and visible from behind the police tape, did not look to be the same type of city-issued trash bin residents in the area use.

Reporters specifically asked if the Morgan Hill Police Department was involved, which would indicate that the remains could be those of Sierra LaMar, the high-profile missing 15-year-old girl. But Bretzing said no.

He said the coroner's office could have more information in a few hours.

This solidified what people already suspected. Crowds gathering near the blocked-off roadway saw what looked like a body shrouded in a white sheet being removed by the Alameda County coroner's office around 3 p.m.

The body, which looked to be that of an adult, was wheeled on a gurney from a spot uncertain into the van.

shut down part of Dublin Canyon Road as part of the apparent criminal investigation. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department crime lab was at the scene, which is on Laurel Creek Drive and Dublin Canyon Road near The Preserve, a neighborhood in the west part of the city. The trash can seemed to have sat in front of a bank of trees on Dublin Canyon; further back is a single house with a horse corral.

The area teemed with media crews late Thursday afternoon — several television news vans camped in the area while at least three news helicopters buzzed loudly overhead.

Bretzing said no other agencies are involved with the investigation — just Pleasanton police and Alameda County agencies. 

A resident called police around 11 a.m. Thursday to report that the trash can looked out of place, sitting on Dublin Canyon Road.

"We investigate everything in Pleasanton," Bretzing said.

The regular trash day in the neighborhood is Tuesday, according to neighbors.

Pleasanton Patch is on the scene, and we will update this story continuously as it develops.

Pete Arballo May 25, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I hope and pray that it is not Sierra, but I also pray for whomever it is and their family as well. May God have mercy and bless all those people who are without peace due to these horrible events.
triple@family May 25, 2012 at 05:18 AM
I hope its is not serria lamar either. Like I can't understand why these people just can kill a humain being and sleep like nothing or have a clear conscious. I hope it is not serria. I hope she is found alive she was a beautiful young lady that doesn't deserve this.nor anyone should experience this. I feel deeply for the family of this women whomever it maybe.... if it is serria then please..please..please. kill him just the way he killer her.....
triple@family May 25, 2012 at 05:24 AM
And as for the sisters of antolin garcia torres and his mother like bitches put on ur thinking caps and get real .. you can't run away runaway from dna...baby like how stupid can you women be???? Dna is ur own personaly info like no one in this world has the same dna as u so come on.... I swear defend ur brother but I'm sure he did do the crime and just deal with it.... ur fam is all fucked up ur dad ur brother that dies of alcholism and ur dad that sexually assults ur family.....like get real.. I been follwoing this case since day one and I wish I lived in morgan hill.... but I'm far away. Thank god. I wonder if they interviewed his wife and if so if she knew what went on that day like a time line??? I should be an investagator
Kell May 25, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Whoever was found today I pray that they are at peace, that they did not suffer, and I pray for their family. Hopefully their family can lay them to rest and begin to heal as much as possible.
triple@family May 25, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Someone need's to give us a update ASAP!!!!!!!

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