Sierra LaMar Disappearance Anniversary Approaching — How to Commemorate?

March 16 will march one year since the Morgan Hill teenager was abducted.

We are under a month from the one-year anniversary (March 16) of the disappearance of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar, and still the tragedy persists.

LaMar's body hasn't been found, despite weekly searches by community volunteers. 

Antolin Garcia-Torres, the man accused of abducting and killing LaMar, has continually put off entering a plea in court. But a county prosecutor told Patch earlier this month that the death penalty could be sought if Garcia-Torres is convicted. 

In September, family, friends and other locals gathered to mark the six-month mark since LaMar's disappearance. They released 100 red balloons with notes to Sierra attached into the sky.

"I told her to come back so we could do all the plans that we made," Sierra's best friend Channah Foreman told KTVU.

Formal plans for a one-year anniversary commemoration have not yet been announced.

Will you do anything to remember the occasion? A moment of silence? A community event? Have ideas for how the community can come together on that day? Tell us in the comments.  

noel alex February 28, 2013 at 06:27 AM
Give us a sign that your still out there and ok. Leave a note maybe clothing or a phone call if you can. God Bless sierra your truely missed and thought of daily....
Cindy Nelson February 28, 2013 at 06:34 AM
I really hope you are doing wonderful... I've been following your case and I wish that you would be found. I pray you're still living and breathing. Your parents and friends love and miss you.. Stay strong.
ali alonzo March 09, 2013 at 04:06 AM
I hope and pray for you everyday! I hope u have breath in your lungs and determination to get out of your situation. I hope you come home safely!! God is with you baby girl!!
Christina Perry March 11, 2013 at 01:26 PM
I think of you everyday sweet girl and I haven't even met you....I pray for you to come home to your family so they can have closure....I wish that man would have the decency to tell your family where you are.
E March 12, 2013 at 01:23 AM
When I heard this story it touched my heart, I Pray for you every day sweetie and I pray you are found safely. I know you are alive and you are going to live out all your dreams and beautiful life God has in store fo you. I have so much Faith in God and that you are alive and will be home soon! Like others I don't know you but Im always thinking about you and praying for you. GOD BLESS YOU MARY JESUS ST. JOSEPH GOD ARE WITH YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS
evette santiago March 12, 2013 at 04:10 AM
I will pray for her and family members for them to find comfort by finding her..least we will always remember sierra lamar
Z March 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Where can she posaibly be ? I mean i want her to be safe!!!! Can she not tell anyone any person she sees that she had been kidnappes and need to contact police ASAP ? I really shes alive.
Amy O March 13, 2013 at 02:53 AM
Please tell us where you are Hun!! I have never met you but since the first day I watched this in the new I couldn't stop following this case. I'm so happy Garcia was arrested for my birthday! I couldn't have asked for a better present. Give us a sign please. We love you!
Jackie B. April 18, 2013 at 05:27 PM
PLEASE stop releasing balloons! As a person who has been out searching for her, I am tired of finding these stupid balloons all over the county, in the woods, and places where they do not belong. Why not do something more organic and lasting, like plant a beautiful flowering tree or place a park bench in her honor.


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