Filmmaker Features Search for Sierra LaMar in Two Documentaries

The documentaries depict search efforts for Sierra LaMar and interviews with volunteers dedicated to the missing teen's recovery.


Morgan Hill filmmaker Brian Garcia recently produced two short documentaries depicting search efforts for missing teen Sierra LaMar

The five-minute video includes interviews with volunteers who have spent hours searching for Sierra, who law enforcement believe was , CBS Local reports. 

Garcia, a San Francisco State University film student, told CBS he created the documentaries to keep Sierra's name in the public eye and to give search volunteers the credit they deserve. 

“I just felt like they needed the recognition so we can inspire more people to be like this,” Garcia states in the CBS article

Although the number of volunteers searching for Sierra have decreased over her three-month disappearance, a core group of volunteers make the trek to the Find Sierra Search Center at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill each week. 

The reasons for volunteers' dedication to Sierra's recovery vary. Some attend searches because they have children that are close to Sierra's age, or because they lost a young family member in a tragic accident and want to "pay it forward by helping."

To read the various reasons numerous volunteers show up each week to search for Sierra, click .  

Individuals can help in Sierra's recovery without physically attending a search. Sierra's mother, Marlene LaMar, provided Patch with a . 

Garcia-Torres' next court appearance is scheduled for July 31.  

For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page on Gilroy Patch.

Jim July 06, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Is Antolin Garcia Torres a deaf-mute? Hasn't he said anything about Sierra's disappearance? He must be wanting to talk!!!
Nena July 09, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I haven't heard this creep say anything, I know he's not very educated and if the pressure is put on him more by Feds or even CO's in that jail he'll talk. Like for example let news feed of sierra play continues in his cell as well as have a picture of her put up in there for him to see 24/7 bet you then he'd talk.
Claudia Cruz July 10, 2012 at 08:07 PM
His defense attorney probably told him to not say anything. Once he speaks, he stands the chance to incriminate himself. Fortunately, or unfortunately, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Hopefully the family does find justice.
Gregory J. Toma July 16, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Exactly. As I'm sure he is filing a plea of "not guilty", it wouldn't make much sense as the defendant to say anything before his trial. You ask serial killers like Ted Bundy, or Gary Ridgeway to help locate the bodies of their victims only after they have been convicted. Then they can offer some leniency on sentencing or take the death penalty off the table if he agrees to give the family closure by giving them the details or location of her remains. But pleading with him to incriminate himself before he's been convicted is pointless.
Maria G July 26, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Such a bright looking beautiful girl! So sad to know nothing else seems to be happening as far as more clues ect.... Seems frustrating to me i have a daighter myself i can not imagine what her parents are going through!!!!!I have been following her story ever since she was pronounced missing its such a shame this person who kidnaped her has not said one word on her where abouts. I will keep Sierra and her family in my prayers Lord Is Justice!!!!!!!


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