Water Searches for Sierra LaMar to Pick Up Again Next Week

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's dive team was unable to search two of the bodies of water it had planned to this week and will conduct searches at these sites early next week.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's dive teams spent the week searching for signs of missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar but were unable to get to two of the reservoirs they had planned on searching, according to Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Sheriff's Office. 

They will resume searches at these two bodies of water early next week.

"In the beginning of the week, the teams searched Parkway Lakes, Anderson and Coyote reservoirs," Cardoza said. "They were unable to get to Almaden and Guadalupe reservoirs, so they'll be resuming with them early next week."

Cardoza said that divers were deployed after side scan sonar picked up "areas of concern" in the three waterways that were searched, but nothing related to LaMar's disappearance was discovered.

After waterway searches are completed next week, Cardoza said investigators will reconvene and determine how to proceed with searches, including deciding where to search next.

LaMar, 15, has been missing since March 16 and . Her family is offering to the first person with information that leads to her safe return.

led by the will take place over the weekend.

Those interested in volunteering can come to Burnett Elementary School tomorrow, May 5, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to register. Searches will continue until 6 p.m. Call 408-201-6364 or visit the Find Sierra LaMar website for more information. 

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

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