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Old 04-05-2012, 10:52 AM
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CA - Sierra LaMar, 15, Santa Clara County, 16 March 2012 - #6



Sierra LaMar, 15, has been missing since Friday, March 16. She left home early that morning to walk to her bus stop for school. Her cell phone was found along a local roadway shortly after, and her purse/bag was also found later.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:58 AM
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Sierra LaMar Expands, Adds QR Code
The search for the teen will spill into towns near Morgan Hill.


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Another way to collect and disseminate information in the search for the Morgan Hill teen is the use of a QR code -- a scannable graphic that links to an existing website.

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LaMar's mother and father won't be participating in any more searches for their daughter. The Sheriff's Office has advised against this, to protect them from the trauma of being the ones who'd possibly find their child.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...146266095.html
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:00 AM
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QR code to help in search for Sierra LaMar

The information includes pictures of her, links to Facebook and Twitter, what to do if you see her and immediate access to Santa Clara County emergency response.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...bay&id=8609317
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:01 AM
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Could it be? I saw that video on tv of Sierra LaMar at Disneyland?

http://www.usmarshals.gov/investigat...ers/poster.htm

Sierra his type?

http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=30956

Officials say Hiers met Ludimila on a trip to Walt Disney World in 1994, when the then 15-year-old was vacationing with her family. With her parents' permission, the two married just before she turned 17 -- Hiers was 22. Now police want to find the man who they say took the young woman's life.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 AM
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'QR codes' replace milk cartons in quest to find missing children

"The problem is educating the community on what a QR code is," said Child Quest's Anthony Gonzalez. "People who know about it rave about it. Others have never seen it and wonder, 'What is this thing on the poster?' " QR codes are printed squares of jumbled black lines and squiggles. When a smartphone equipped with a free QR code app points the phone's camera at the image, it links directly to a website with more photos of the missing child, information and hotline phone numbers. (Haven't seen a missing poster with the QR code? Aim your phone at Sierra's QR code printed next to this story, or go to http://uqr.me/missing-sierra-lamar and snap a photo of the computer screen.) "It essentially makes the missing poster portable," said Stephen Watkins, a Toronto man who works with Child Quest and modified QR codes that were first developed by Toyota to track car parts.

http://satellite.tmcnet.com/news/2012/04/05/6238744.htm
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:23 AM
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ABC7 news reported this morning that they will have a post at Monterey and Highlands.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:25 AM
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Sierra LaMar Expands, Adds QR Code
The search for the teen will spill into towns near Morgan Hill.


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Another way to collect and disseminate information in the search for the Morgan Hill teen is the use of a QR code -- a scannable graphic that links to an existing website.

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LaMar's mother and father won't be participating in any more searches for their daughter. The Sheriff's Office has advised against this, to protect them from the trauma of being the ones who'd possibly find their child.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...146266095.html
Maybe I just want them to find Sierra so badly but the part I have bolded makes me think LE is sure they may find Sierra's body in these areas.

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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Maybe I just want them to find Sierra so badly but the part I have bolded makes me think LE is sure they may find Sierra's body in these areas.

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IMO that's how it should have been from the very beginning.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:51 AM
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I had some ideas this morning regarding Sierra's SHOES...

SL's favorite shoes might have been the red converse, but it would be easy for her friends/parents to determine that her grey shoes weren't in the home--and that her red shoes were. Most girls know exactly which shoes their friends own, wear, and can borrow.

The fact that the grey shoes have not been found makes me think that the perp wanted SL to keep them on.
This leads me to two possible conclusions:
  • She needed shoes to walk through the rural surroundings. She might be close.
  • She needed shoes to walk longer term. She might be alive!
I hope it's the latter.

QUESTION: Does anyone have a map of the exact locations that have already been searched? Fields, roads, etc.

#findsierra

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:12 PM
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I just listened to Tricia on Levi's show. In addition to Saturday's search, Tricia said there will also be a search next Wednesday, April 11th. Also, Tricia said she's going to stop by the search center on Saturday.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipag...vi-page-show-1
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:36 PM
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After reading the tweets by Sierra, I get the feeling her parents had no idea. If they did, then shame on them. Those vulgar, crass tweets should have raised red flags. There would be no more phone or laptop until Sierra cleaned up her act. I also don't believe for one second that dad would go through Sierras purse to see what she was packing around in there. Mom wouldn't know. She left more than an hour for work before Sierra ever left for the bus....and was back home after Sierra was already there. I know that I had no clue what any of my grown sons had in their backpacks when they were teens. And, no, I never had a reason to find out. If one of them had caught me rifling through their stuff.....with no reason....I think they would be angry and hurt. Trust works both ways. I trusted them to not have anything questionable and they trusted me not to snoop. They did understand if I was ever given a reason to suspect something, we'd go through that backpack, together. I was very fortunate that FB, My Space, etc. was not available for the older 2. The youngest had a FB when he was a senior....over 18.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:41 PM
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408Sleuth: Here's a photo of her wearing the red Converse and jeans. Shirt looks to be navy or black.

https://twitter.com/#!/AudreyVictori...433728/photo/1


Also, here is a link to the search and rescue thread. There are some posts that have indicated what areas have been searched and cleared:
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:45 PM
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IMO that's how it should have been from the very beginning.
I could not agree more. I don't think any parent should go on seraches . I know they want to but I can't imaging how I would feel if I was the one to discover my son if missing.
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Did LE ask for volunteers for today's search?
Just thinking, if they did not, maybe they do have reason to believe Sierra might be found?
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:57 PM
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Did LE ask for volunteers for today's search?
Just thinking, if they did not, maybe they do have reason to believe Sierra might be found?
It doesn't sound like they requested volunteers.

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At 9 a.m. today, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will start canvassing areas in San Martin and Gilroy. About 20 members of the department's search and rescue unit will join three canine units, trained in detecting human remains.
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...146266095.html
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Did LE ask for volunteers for today's search?
Just thinking, if they did not, maybe they do have reason to believe Sierra might be found?
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County search and rescue teams will be out with K9 units in Gilroy and San Martin to search for Sierra LaMar today. This search will not include volunteers and begins at 9 a.m.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...bay&id=8609317
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QR code to help in search for Sierra LaMar

The information includes pictures of her, links to Facebook and Twitter, what to do if you see her and immediate access to Santa Clara County emergency response.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...bay&id=8609317
It's too bad they ran the story without a link to a clear jpg of the QR code or a place to find it. The story tells people to scan it from the physical posters. So unless you see a poster, it's useless. (I tried to scan from the video still without success)

ETA: I see that another site did provide a link to a better screenshot in the earlier post you made.
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Link to Map of home and location of possible evidence found:

http://www.mercurynews.com/portlet/a...shipId=4324172
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Link to Map of home and location of possible evidence found:

http://www.mercurynews.com/portlet/a...shipId=4324172
Are those railroad tracks running right behind Sierra's house?
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Are those railroad tracks running right behind Sierra's house?
Perhaps. Don't know with certainty-can't find a legend. Linked the map by clicking on it (bottom right of this article):

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...rra?source=pkg
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I don't see how one person could do this. He'd have to do something to her to get her to stay in the car. I can't see him driving and holding a gun on her. I think there were at least two and one could have been a female that she was friendly with and the female set her up.
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Maybe I just want them to find Sierra so badly but the part I have bolded makes me think LE is sure they may find Sierra's body in these areas.

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It makes me wonder if LE are on to something. Moving the searches to Gilroy and San Martin, no volunteers, parents aren't searching, and the article yesterday that says LE thinks she may have been dumped in that area. Seems like a change from the searches in the last few weeks.

I hope they find her today.
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Are those railroad tracks running right behind Sierra's house?
Morgan Hill CalTrain - track run right down Monterrey Avenue

http://www.caltrain.com/stations/morganhillstation.html

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California Railway Map
The extensive train routes of the state are highlighted in the California Railway Map. Union Pacific, Santa Fe Railway and Burlington Northern are the prime railroads of California state.

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In this video interview from last night, Steve LaMar clarifies that he and Marlene have not been attending public searches since early on, and only did private searches initially.

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