Search continues Wednesday

Sierra LaMar

Volunteers and the family of Sierra LaMar will not conduct a search for the missing teen Saturday, which kicks off the Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

“We would like our searching family to spend time with their families this coming Memorial Day weekend,” Sierra’s mother Marlene LaMar said. “Therefore a community search will not be scheduled for Saturday.”

Volunteer searches are still scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and May 30, according to a press release from the KlaasKids Foundation which has coordinated the civilian search efforts. 

If Sierra, a 15-year-old cheerleader, has not been recovered, weekend searches will resume June 2. 

Those interested in searching can do so by showing up to Burnett Elementary School, 85 Tilton Ave. For more information, go to findsierralamar.com.

More fundraisers for the Sierra LaMar Fund, which contributes to the search efforts and reward amounts, are scheduled for the coming weeks. 

One of these will take place at Jason Stephens Winery and feature live bands Sugadady and James Wesley. That will take place 5:30 p.m. Friday, which is National Missing Children’s Day. The winery is located at 11775 Watsonville Road, Gilroy. 

The recommended donation amount is $20 per person at the door. The wine maker will donate a portion of sales from wine and beer during the event to the Sierra LaMar Fund. 

Also, starting Wednesday, Fitness Zone West in Marina will offer free weekly hula classes, with donations to the Sierra LaMar Fund requested instead of an enrollment fee. 

These classes will take place April 23 and April 30, and May 7, 14, and 21. 

For more information call Fitness Zone West at (831) 883-1020, or go to findsierralamar.com. 

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s investigators continue to process leads and tips they have gathered from potential witnesses, and others who have reported potentially suspicious activity in the area since Sierra disappeared March 16. 

Police think she was kidnapped as she was walking to her usual school bus stop near the intersection of Palm and Dougherty avenues. 

Anyone with information on Sierra’s possible whereabouts, can contact the Santa Clara County sheriff’s tip line at 299-2311 or  [email protected] Callers can call Sheriff’s Investigators at 808-4500 or the anonymous tip line at 808-4431. Tips can also be sent via sccgov.org/portal/site/sheriff or by text at 421-6760.

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