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Sierra LaMar's Parents Offer $10,000 Reward For Missing Teen's Safe Return

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/09/2012 5:52 pm Updated: 05/11/2012 3:11 pm

The family of Sierra LaMar, a missing teenager from Morgan Hill, Calif., is hoping that offering a $10,000 reward will lead to their daughter's safe return.

Steve Lamar's, the 15-year-old's father, said the family got the reward money through fundraisers and donations and that they hope it provides any additional incentive for anyone with information on his daughter's whereabouts.

"We're hoping it might give someone the motivation to come forward," Steve Lamar told the Contra Costa Times. "We're desperate for anything that can bring her home to us."

Sierra Lamar was last seen March 16 leaving her home for school around 7:15 a.m. to walk to a bus stop, CBS News reported. Police dogs searching for the girl lost her scent in the driveway of her home, but investigators have said that they think the high school sophomore was likely the victim of an acquaintance abduction.

Meanwhile, the search for her went on despite the Easter holiday. Thousands of volunteers searched areas of Santa Clara County for clues in Sierra's disappearance, including San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith, Joe Staley, Delanie Walker and Scott Tolzien, the San Jose Mercury-News reported.

The NFL stars made it clear they did not welcome the media attention, but Sierra's sister, Danielle, told the Contra Costa Times that they were grateful for the celebrity support.

"When those kinds of people get involved, it gives us a whole new audience," she said.

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  • Sierra LaMar

    Sierra LaMar, 15, vanished after leaving her Morgan Hills, Calif. home on March 16 and headed for school.

  • Sierra LaMar

    Police found LaMar's cellphone on Saturday, March 17 -- the day after she was last seen. Cops said they're searching her phone records for clues.

  • Sierra LaMar

    LaMar was a cheerleader in high school before moving to a new town, Morgan Hill, with her mother in October. Her parents are divorced and police said that both were cooperating with the investigation.

  • Sierra LaMar

    Police are treating LaMar's disappearance as a missing person case. Her parents insist it's unlikely that she ran away.

  • Sierra LaMar

    LaMar is 5-feet-2-inches tall with a thin frame. She was carrying a pink and black Juicy purse when she left home.

  • Sierra LaMar

    Anyone with information about LaMar may contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office at (408) 299-2311

  • Sierra LaMar

  • Peter Robinson

    Deputy Peter Robinson, of the Santa Clara County Sheriff Underwater Search Unit, surveys a pond on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Morgan Hill, Calif. The search for missing 15-year-old Northern California girl expanded on Tuesday as investigators followed new leads one month since her disappearance. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office would not say what the new leads were in the case of Sierra LaMar, except that they came from evidence already collected. The teen was seen leaving her Morgan Hill home on March 16. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Sierra LaMar

    A sign with a photo of missing teen Sierra LaMar is posted at an intersection on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Morgan Hill, Calif. The search for missing 15-year-old Northern California girl expanded on Tuesday as investigators followed new leads one month since her disappearance. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office would not say what the new leads were in the case of Sierra LaMar, except that they came from evidence already collected. The teen was seen leaving her Morgan Hill home on March 16. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Santa Clara County Sheriffs underwater search unit

    The Santa Clara County Sheriffs underwater search unit prepares to lower a zodiac into Calero Reservoir to look for clues in the disappearance of missing teenage girl Sierra LaMar Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Morgan Hill, Calif. LaMar disappeared as she headed out for school on March 16, and her cellphone and bag were found tossed in two separate locations shortly after. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Sierra LaMar

    HOLD FOR STORY: In this photo from Monday, March 26, 2012, posters bearing images of missing teen Sierra LaMar are seen at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill, Calif. LaMar disappeared as she headed out for school on March 16, and her cellphone and bag were found tossed in two separate locations shortly after. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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