Marlene LaMar Offers Tips to Help in Search for Sierra From Afar

Individuals living outside of the Morgan Hill area can participate in the search for Sierra LaMar—here's how.

The disappearance of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar, who has been missing since March 16, has affected thousands of people from across the state, country and beyond. The Help Find Sierra LaMar Facebook page, created to provide updates regarding the LaMar case, has over 20,000 "likes" and several other Facebook pages have been created for the missing Sobrato High School student.

Over the course of Sierra's disappearance, thousands of individuals have invested countless hours in the search for Sierra, and many others have left comments on articles and the Gilroy Patch Facebook page asking how they can help in Sierra's recovery. 

While Marlene LaMar, Sierra's mother, has encouraged the public to participate in weekly searches for Sierra, she also knows it isn't the most practical option for individuals living outside of the Morgan Hill area. 

For individuals living outside of South County, Marlene has provided the below list of suggestions detailing the different ways to contribute to her daughter's recovery.

  • Search local creek areas, parks and other land where you live, especially near bodies of water since and he may be familiar with far-away waterways.
  • Increase awareness where you live by telling people you know about Sierra's case, posting her picture on your social media accounts, etc.
  • Be on the lookout for her and for any evidence you think may be related to her disappearance.
  • Post on your social media accounts that the search center remains open every Wednesday and Saturday. Let people know that Wednesday searches are happening mostly in the morning and aren't likely to continue the entire day, and that Saturday searches are last throughout the day.
  • Purchase t-shirts, buttons and car magnets from the search center to be distributed where you live. T-shirts and magnets are being sold for $10 and buttons for a cheaper price. Funds raised from the sale of these items go toward the .

Authorities believe Sierra was kidnapped and murdered by Morgan Hill resident Antolin Garcia-Torres, 21, . He is being held in Santa Clara County Jail and is set to appear in court on July 31.

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

Marc Klaas July 03, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Heather, are you out of your cotton picking mind? Those are some of the dumbest and most groundless theories that I have ever heard.
Kell July 03, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Heather, Your comments are not only ignorant but disturbing. You clearly do not know how DNA works. I find it interesting that you say that Ms. Lamar creaps you out, but yet Antolin doesn't? Are you for real? That man has a very serious past and prior assaults on women. I hope and pray that you never have to endure what the Lamar family is going through and that you and your family never know what it's like to be examined and questioned in a time of complete and udder turmoil.
Kell July 03, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Thank you Mr. Klaas for calling out such disgusting comments!!
UnionCityRes July 05, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Ive also thought about those possibilities. I hope they still find her.
UnionCityRes July 05, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Its called OPINIONS for a reason, whether or not Heather is right or wrong she has her opinion. & its not always a bad idea to THINK outside of the box for OTHER possible leads or possible events. Dont get you panties in a bunch, I hope she is found safe, But also remember that not everything is at it pretends to be. & calling out people for their opinions is just as bad as the "dumbest" opinion.
Debbe Nelson July 12, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Good point!
Debbe Nelson July 12, 2012 at 08:47 PM
What does NANCY Grace have to say...I missed that interview?
Debbe Nelson July 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM
My brother lives in the MorganHill area and he was touched by this terrible story of such a sweet young lady. He has two girls of his own so he has so much empathy and sympathy,it really bothers him.He volunteers every Saturday. So many people don,t know what to do to help the Lamar family. I have been having a dream about a yellow house with with trim the last couple weeks. So I told my brother about the dream I keep having.He told me Sierra's clothes were found very close to a yellow and white house. I don't know what that means but I felt the need to write about it because the dream just keeps bothering me. I have a mothers intuition that I wish I could get some direction on. Something about a yellow and white house i think has something to do with Sierra's disappearance. I live in northern California about 2 1/2 hours away from Morgan Hill and i am taking care of my mother after surgery other wise I would be out beating the bushes looking for Sierra . My 17 year old son was killed 4 years 7 months and 8 days ago. I saw his body and I know he Is dead. He's not ever coming home. But......Not knowing where your child is dead or alive is unbearable!! Never give up hope. And for me .....look around for a yellow and white house, something about this house is connected with Sierra. To the Lamar family stay positive and love each other. We are all connected to each other with our own pain. Hugs from my family and friends. Debbe .
natalia smith July 13, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Its so sad that people cannot give opinions here. Heather I do understand your point,too. I find odd Sierra's Mom but do not think that she is guilty as well step father. I feel that they are leaving the most important thing out here. And do hope the best outcome for this family even if its the awful tregedy outcome and hope that they do find Sierra LaMar after all they do need a closure. remember that is why we have COURT system...and those jury duty will decide based on their findings.,,,,which hoping they do have a case against solved for the sake of the family......cause no body or weapon found..... All of you have good points here and sad to see that one cannot leave suggestions to other instead critizing ones opinions.
debbie lopez July 14, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Ok for those who have even the slightest thought that Guy is innocent of framed, open ur eyes and watch his attitude when they were arresting him in Morgan hill. He has this smart ass punk asshole grin on his face. And in court he don't even look not once at his lady or family. And as for his sisters saying he took care of the family. Well where was he when his dad was molesting them. (Probably watching)
Jo July 22, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Sorry Heather but your wrong. The day Sierra went missing he told his mom he went fishing.
Pete Arballo July 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM
I see even more "guessing" or speculation here then even the sisters try to give the media. You should just stop Heather, you are making yourself look really foolish trying to defend such a awful person. He is involved. No doubt. Just because she is not around to point the finger doesn't mean a thing. He may not have killed her, but we don't know that - he could have given her or sold her to sex traffickers for all we know. And the other comment, his father was just recently arrested - he has not been in prison (as far as I know) yet. Just stop you are making a fool of yerself. You have no children I bet and from the sound of it you seem like you are very young, early teens. So just stop, live life, and when you are a mother and older you can tell us how Sierra's mom should be acting and yer take on Anton.
Pete Arballo July 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Well the father of Polly Klass seems to disagree with Heather too, what do u have to say to that? Is he out of line as well? I mean, he only had his child taken away and knows all about how it feels..... but I suppose he is just picking on Heather too, right?
Pete Arballo July 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM
You really think Heather had some good points? WOW. Well if she has her right to opinion don't we all? Just like you, like me, like Heather - we can all say what we want. But just because what we hear back isn't well recieved is what happens to people's opinions. But did u take the time to read Heather's post? I mean, even Marc Klass - Polly Klass's father disagreed fully with what Heather was saying - so is he "ganging up" on Heather or just sharing his solitary opinion just like Heather got to? Its just like anywhere else in the world, you put yerself out there - you are putting yerself out for scrutiny. BTW - Heather had no good points, sorry (not really) but she didn't.
Pete Arballo July 22, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Mr. Klass - Yes, it seems there are a few people who are just adamant that he probably did not do it. Probably because of their own personal history with law enforcement, but anyone with eyes can see the pieces fit and this man is involved in some major way. Shame people are more concerned that the local police (whom have a rep. for being real walnut busters) being wrong then them finding this poor girl and bringing closure.
Pete Arballo July 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM
And in all fairness she does ask at the end, "What do u think?" So we are just telling her.
Pete Arballo July 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM
And in all fairness she does ask at the end, "What do u think?" So we are just telling her.
Lisa Guzman August 07, 2012 at 05:30 PM
For his people who say he's framed and was involved in human trafficking get real idiots the pos is broke he will never have hook ups! This bitch did this cause he was watching her he followed her he had this shit premeditated! He doesn't fish he makes pretend he does what the fuck did he fish march 16th??? A human being beginning her life!!!...
Lisa Guzman August 07, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Lisa Guzman August 07, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I'm with you Debbie! ;-)
Lisa Guzman August 07, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Heather I just finished reading the crap you wrote! You're the stupidest person that wrote this bullshit! Just sit down please stop voicing your stupid opinions! Or you might just be Francine saying all this crap!
Lisa Guzman August 07, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Right on Pete!
Pete Arballo August 09, 2012 at 09:06 AM
It ain't hard when people do not know what they are talking about.
lisa August 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Just had to clarify for the sake of the truth, Antolin was an infant when the abuse on his sister started - so I don't imagine he was in a position to do much about this. His parents divorced when he was approximately 12 years old, so yeah maybe he could have stood up to his Dad at that age, but my bet is he was probably abused by Dad also.
Master Anderson September 23, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Debbie nelson did u ever find the house in your dreams
Tiffany Grace November 08, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Notice how the comments left here distract the reader from the main article? Sometimes its best to not allow for others to come in and trash the news page. Did you find the house of your dreams yet? I think heather is a victim on this page. Even the well respected Marc Klass is bashing her. Yes Marc she may be out of her mind is that against the law? Why don’t you people who know so much eliminate some of those redundant facebook pages for Sierra? How many pages does she need? And look at all the stuff they say about her. Are they doing that to your daughter on facebook, and how would Mr Klass feel if he were to read trash about his own daughter? I know if my daughter ever turns up missing; facebook will be the last to know about it because of what they are doing to Sierra. It’s just a dream Debbie.
Tiffany Grace November 08, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I know it is frustrating to do all that searching and read Heather’s world. But Blame the news groups who make these pages for money and invite people like me, Heather, Lisa, and Pete, to come in and make noise. Please read the Title at the top of the page: “Marlene LaMar Offers Tips to Help in Search for Sierra From Afar. Individuals living outside of the Morgan Hill area can participate in the search for Sierra LaMar—here's how.” (I see even more "guessing" or speculation here then even the sisters try to give the media. You should just stop Heather, you are making yourself look really foolish trying to defend such a awful person. He is involved.) Your right; they need closure. It’s like What Mr. Smith was trying to point out. Are we looking for houses now? Read the Chelsea King story on the internet or facebook, and it may help people to find Sierra. Perhaps if the accused is convicted he might talk to them… I’m sorry Heather. Notice she is not here anymore? Don’t let these people bully you!!! Thank the news group for setting a trap ”What do you think” Next time don’t ask. Just get rid of this page its old NEWS and it might upset more people. That is a good point.
Tiffany Grace November 08, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Lisa, Do I know you? Were you on twitter? I think you have that LaMar DNA. I like those red shoes. Baby you can drive my car…Yes I’m gonna be a star…And baby I love you… Beep Beep; Beep Beep, Ya!!!
Tiffany Grace November 08, 2012 at 11:21 PM
What started it all Heather? Did get scared when you read the news? And like his mother; would not believe it’s true??? What your saying is all right for you. we have the right to believe what sounds to us be believable. But there are many people on the internet that can’t handle it, anything that points to Mother losing her daughter and framing someone is just dangerous for you or me to say here. We never know who we are talking to and never know who reads and just goes away. Whatever happened to a safe internet??? And why if we never knew her is she suddenly missing? These pages are disturbing to people. They are an assault on the senses of their readers. Are they really designed to help find a missing girl or just stir up more trouble for mother??? Help mom; Please stop hitting her with your ”NEWS PAGES” What does NANCY Grace have to say...I missed that interview? Lets pray that Marlene LaMar will offer some tips to the Gillroy’s
Tiffany Grace November 08, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Dear kell; thank you for praying for heather.


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