Sierra LaMar Update: Cops Find Red Jetta Linked to Missing Teen

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This is the car in custody
Santa Clara County authorities might have a new break in the Sierra LaMar case. Police said they have located the red Jetta that was caught on surveillance video the morning the 15-year-old Morgan Hill teen went missing.

Sgt. Jose Cardoza told media outlets that they have the car in custody, but would not say where and when it was recovered. Police are also being tight-lipped about how this car is related to the LaMar case.

Authorities released a photo of an early 1990s red Jetta yesterday, asking for the public's help in finding the car resembling that one. Now that they have the car, police want to know more.

"We need information about this car," Cardoza told NBC news, "and we'd like to know who was driving it before, during, and after Sierra went missing." 

LaMar, a sophomore at Sobrato High School, was last see on March 16 when she was getting ready for school. Police believe she was kidnapped on her way to catch her school bus, possibly by someone she knew. A few days after she went missing, investigators found her cellphone and her purse with her clothes folded inside on the road -- in the opposite direction of her bus stop.

Anyone with information on this case should contact sheriff's investigators at (408) 808-4500, or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431. There is also a designated e-mail for tips on Sierra's case: tips@sheriff.sccgov.org

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