Sierra LaMar: Police Believe Missing Teen Knew Her Kidnapper

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Sierra LaMar
Investigators are now saying they believe whoever abducted 15-year-old Sierra LaMar mostly likely knew her or, at the very least, was acquainted with her. What's more, they said her kidnapper was probably familiar with the area near her Morgan Hill home where LaMar was last seen on March 16.

Investigators, who have searched all nearby bodies of water, said they do not believe her kidnapper planned this in advance; this seems to have been a crime of opportunity, NBC reports.

Police have searched both LaMar's cellphone, which was found on the side of the road, and her laptop, but there was no indication that the Sobrato High School cheerleader had been engaged in any kind of online relationship with someone she did not know.

Meanwhile, hundreds of volunteers lined up again this morning to comb the rural area near LaMar's home. She was last seen by her mother on March 16 at about 6 a.m. She was supposed to catch the school bus that morning, but LaMar never made it to class. Her cellphone and purse with her clothing inside were found a few days later, on the side of the road in the opposite direction of the bus stop.

If you have any information about Sierra LaMar please call (408) 808-4500 during business hours, (408) 299-2311 after hours, or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431. Text messages can be sent to (408) 421-6760. E-mail tips to tips@sheriff.sccgov.org.

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Misssses.
Misssses.

So, her mom and moms bf goes to work before Sierra leaves? Ever wondered if it was one of them that took her?? Because her scent did stop at the end of her own driveway. Maybe, just maybe she was picked up by one of them . Just a thought .

Sheri M. Benedict
Sheri M. Benedict

Kinda wonder about a lot of things in this case. First, its been seen in the past Mothers, boyfriends,Fathers do cruel and awful things to their own children. Nothing is ruled out til she is found and or if enough evidence is present to locate who took her or what in the heck happened to the beautiful young woman. Sad story, like most of them are. I was wondering about the boyfriend?? And.... the bus driver or drivers for her route in the morning also had concerns about the biological father?? He does have a prior past that does not make things easy on him. Suspician is there for the real daddy for certain. I also do believe with all the news I have heard..... It truly must be a person that knows this young woman well. It has to be!!! She has not lived at this Morgan Hill residence for too long. Its a person that knows this young womans routine. My friends and some of my family strongly believe it is a neighbor close by that has watched her for a short while, and planned the day and time to take her. The other thing is they have had 10 to 11 hours the date of the March 16,2012 to do as they needed or wanted....before she was even known to be missing or reported to be missing. That is a long time!!!!  Its hard to pin-point without the evidence. It has to be a relative or a friend of the families, or a good chance a sick neighbor or farmer keeping close eyes on her schedule. For sure. So sad! I hope she is alive! Prayers for her and her family.

Sheri M. Benedict
Sheri M. Benedict

Sounds like Sierra's home was being stalked. The person or person's knew the mom and the boyfriends morning schedule as well as Sierra's. I believe she was picked up by these strangers in a vehicle in her drive-way. Who only knows what they told her when she left her front door heading to the bus stop. With all the evidence that has been collected, it proves to be a stalker out for Sierra..It's unfortunate he or they were sucessful in the mission they had planned out. Not  a lot of clues left behind to help detectives in finding Sierra.Kinda a strange case and it is possible to have a serial kidnapper out,going from area to area and praying on our young teenage girls. It's so so sad. It does not look like she is coming home. It does not appear that the FBI have a lot of clues to go on.......unless the public is just not hearing everything. I am a mommy of four, and i have teenagers also,and now a days you just can't be cautious enough. I understand teenagers want freedom and indepedence,but you cant allow too much in this day and age. Our world is getting stranger and crueler!!!!!! It's just really sad!  It sure has become much worse since i was young.  Hope a miracle can happen and Sierra gets to come home  where she belongs. Prayers go out to the family!!!!

Sheri Benedict
Sheri Benedict

Just wondering? Is it always the same Bus driver Monday to Friday heading to Sobrato High School? Also....... Do they have sub Bus drivers that have taken that route before and have seen cute Sierra and know where she lives? All is worth checking out!!!!!!!!   And, maybe a poligraph test on the Bus drivers that have done that route before would not hurt. It is for sure someone very familiar with the area! Bus driver, neighbors, Sierra's moms boyfriend! Or maybe a trailor trash crazy that lives in the area!!! has been watching her routine.Has all property in and around the area been checked? Maybe a search warrant to check those trailors and sheds are a wise choice!!!!!! This person thinks they have it all covered throwing off the detectives! She is around and its a matter of time. Check out these things!!!!!!! It's well worth it! People are so bold now a days cause the punishment we have for these sick preditors is a slap on the wrist!  SO SO SAD FOR OUR CHILDREN!  The punishment for these people needs to be a serious punishment!  Also, they need to be metal chipped...... like we do to our pets. But, to have them on radar at all times to be able to locate these preditors. First offence castration!  Make them really think of the punishment if they choose to do the crime. Laws need to get firmer!  The world we live in is so bad and its only getting worse!  I hope Sierra comes home alive! I have been praying for her safe return. If the person has half a heart, they would do the right thing! SHE DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU!    LET HER GO HOME TO HER MOM!

Wellington Mot
Wellington Mot

Most girls who end up in the sex trade in the USA are runaways who can't make a living anyway else and they fall victim to opportunistic pimps. In third world countries most girls are sold into the sex trade by their parents. It is extremely unlikely anyone would kidnap a fairly typical American teenager and try to somehow force them into the sex trade, it would be way to easy for them to escape and dial 911. No, most teen girls in America who find themselves in the sex trade unwittingly put themselves there in the first place. Once there, pimps use violence and drugs and simply dependance to keep them there. It is never something as simple as people think.

Wellington Mot
Wellington Mot

Also, sad to say but 15 year old girls go missing all over the country on a regular basis without any national news coverage. S.L.'s case has that coverage because she is extremely attractive, period. Just saying.

Shawnie76
Shawnie76

It's very sad if what you say is true. Granted, she is very pretty...but all human life should be equal. I have three daughters that are 16, 14, and 5 and I hope that people would help me find them if something had happened no matter what their looks were, color of their skin, financial status etc. That is just sick...

Wellington Mot
Wellington Mot

Police believe this because they have read her over 4000 profanity-laced tweets, her facebook page, and her sexually explicit tumbler blog which clearly show a teen who bragged about a "Gangster-Rap" lifestyle, numerous sexual encounters, copious drug and alcohol use, as well as numerous innappropriate photos (she posted). Anyone who saw these items would conclude she ran with the wrong crowd and could have easily put herself in harms way with the wrong person(s). I am in no way saying this means she deserved anything bad to happen to her, my point is she was clealry attracted to "Bad Boys" and a bad lifestyle. Parents need to seriously monitor their childs online presence.

Christina
Christina

With all of the satellite images they have on all of us, you would think they could go to that moment on that day and SEE what vehicle was at the end of her driveway and at least have a discription of that hu? My personal opinion is that is was a one or two of the field workers out there who would watch her walk to the bus stop every morning and wave hi to her and of course thought that she was very attractive cuz she is, then YES they definately planned this, and of course they would know the area, for petes sake, they WORK there everyday.

goodmorningsunshine
goodmorningsunshine

My thinking is that it's someone that regularly drives along that way to go to work. Someone that has Fridays off. I Someone that saw her everyday and finally decided to get her on his day off. I'll bet he still drives past Sierra's house every day and just looks over and smirks. Maybe he's  a city worker in one of the nearby towns. Probably a middle aged man, that is not right socially and he doesn't meet women on his own. He is keeping her, like Philip Garrido did, but in his house. Maybe he has a garage, so he just drove into his garage with her. Anyone know a Morgan Hill/ Gilroy/ San Jose coworker or acquaintance that has suddenly been acting different? A man that has come in to a local store to buy female products and seems awkward doing it because it's the first time. I know this is all speculation, but this is my hunch. Remember Jaycee is home because of a very aware person that thought something "just wasn't right". Look around you. Does anyone meet this profile?

Izzy Essex
Izzy Essex

It makes me want to vomit just thinking about it, but because she is clearly a very attractive and young, she would be worth a lot of money in the trafficking world. There are plenty of migrant workers in the area who would probably love to stop having to work out in the fields forever and who also have plenty of connections to traffickers in Mexico. They could earn enough money with her that they could retire to Mexico. Sad.

Darrelln99
Darrelln99

Just adding my opinion in hopes it can help in any small way!What do we think we know?1)      There were two people involved because the cell phone and purse were thrown out of the right (passenger side) and there were possibility two used condoms.. so we are talking two males2)      They knew exactly what time Sierra left her house…therefore, they most likely live or work on her street and have watched her walk to the bus or she personally knew her.  They drove up to her and she got in the car.  They most likely offered a ride to the bus stop.  For some reason I think they were in a truck or large car.  They headed towards the bus stop and she didn’t realize she was being kidnapped until they turned right on Palm instead of letting her out.  3)      They handcuffed her and sexually assaulted her at the end of Palm…which means they know the area.  4)      They planned kidnapping her for some time.  They had to order the handcuffs – most likely on the Inter Net – so we are most likely talking about two younger men.  5)      They aren’t very smart.  They threw the cell phone out of the car with it still “on”.  They left behind evidence (cell phone, bag, clothes).6)      Sierra, alive, was placed back in the car (now handcuffed and most likely in the trunk) and the car headed down Palm to Santa Teresa Blvd and turned left.  They headed to Bailey Ave at which time they either turned left to take Sierra up in the mountains or right to get on the 101 and head to Fremont.  My guess is that they turned left.  If they were headed to the 101 they most likely would have stayed of Palm to Monterey.Whys:1)      Why did Sierra have a bag of clothes?2)      Why weren’t the phone and bag thrown out at the same time?Conclusion:  Two adult males who watched Sierra walk to the bus stop decided to kidnap her.  They planned the kidnapping for some time.  They drove up to her and offered her a ride.  Because she “knew of them” she got in the car.  [However, the bag of clothes may indicate she knew them].   They abducted her and sexually abused her at the end of Palm.  They handcuffed her and placed her in the trunk.  Because they planned this kidnapping, my guess is that they plan to keep her alive for some time.  I believe they turned left on Bailey and took her up to the mountains and have her restrained in a secluded cabin.  They have had plenty of time to select the cabin so I would guess it is far out of the area or well hidden.

Nick OnOne Vuong
Nick OnOne Vuong

damn you make it seem like YOU could be the kidnapper=P anywayss..maybe she had clothes because she planned on changing after school or something? or cheer clothes? MOST likely shes been introduced into the sex trade industry..tragic

Mp3152010
Mp3152010

I personally think she met someone on Facebook wanted to meet up and when she approached him she didn't want to go after all but they forced her to go anyways. Idk the new generation is not all there I live in the city she got abducted from I have done alot to try and find her to I hope she returns safe

Priscilla
Priscilla

it could of happend...she could of put her location on fb and some idiot found her and knew where she was at, watched the routine around her home and abducted her. I really hope she makes it home safe!!!!

Tricia
Tricia

Sierra is on my mind all day everyday! For some reason this case bothers me differently than any other... I do have a strong feeling very soon, we will know what happened and who did this. Keep praying! I really hopes she comes home!

Mselianja
Mselianja

What about the possibility of obtaining satellite footage that may have been taken of the area that morning? Thoughts on this anyone?

Wellington Mot
Wellington Mot

Since the earth is round, and since SAT's circle the earth in orbit, SAT's do not provide continous coverage of a particular area unless they are tasked to do so. As a result, most all areas of the planet receive only temporary SAT coverage as they pass by in orbit around the earth.

Christina
Christina

THATS EXACTLY what I have been thinking Mselianja

Beth Denney
Beth Denney

I saw an interview with Mark Klass and he said much the same things as stated above....and he always makes lots of sense. He lived through this and has dealt with so many of these cases. I don't see why law enforcement thinks this couldn't have been planned though. I think a local pedophile could very easily have been watching her and observed her morning routine. From one of Mark's previous interviews I think he even stated such could be the case? I think he said it could have been random but most likely was not. Which reinforces that it was someone she knew but I still think that someone she knew could have been planning it. And now that they have found condoms and an empty handcuff box....IF these are found to be related to this...then that does show some planning. I pray she is safe but fear she is not.

tboneis
tboneis

When will we learn that the parents have passed their polygraph rather then just taken one? I'm still suspicious of them. If you read Sierra's twitter's online, she is very mature for her age and things were not so full of roses at home.

ShotDR
ShotDR

Why does LE believe Sierra knew her abductor? Praying for her daily!!! FindSierra <3

Leah Lindsey
Leah Lindsey

This is so sad and scary.  I always had a feeling Sierra knew her abductor. I believe someone came by her house that morning and offered her a ride to school but instead kidnapped her. I had that idea because they said the search dogs lost her scent close to the end of her driveway meaning she did not leave her driveway on foot. The neighbors also heard NO screaming or fighting.  I think the abductor (someone she knew) drove in her driveway like a normal friend would and waited on her so they can go to school together... If it was someone she didn't know, she probably would not have left her house seeing an unknown car and person waiting in her driveway or she would've ran back in her house if the unknown person drove up in her driveway as she was leaving. When I used to get rides to school from friends, they always pulled up in my driveway and waited on me so I'm thinking that's what could have happened but unfortunately Sierra's friend/acquaintance had other intentions. I don't know that's just my opinion. I just think she was deceived very badly by someone she knew but who knows I guess. I hope they know soon.  I don't know her but I'm praying for her safe return. This shouldn't ever happen to anyone!

Blah
Blah

Because search dogs lost her scent at the bottom of her driveway, indicating that she got into a car. No neighbors heard or saw anything suspicious, (no screaming, etc).

Cindy
Cindy

I read recently that a would-be abductor in CA tried to taser a teen to get her in a car. It could be possible that the same type of thing could have happened to Sierra.

Bk0777
Bk0777

I have thought from the start that she has been abducted and maybe put in the sex trade. God bless her i hope she escapes and comes home.

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