Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2012]
Origins: As detailed on the Facebook site Help Find Sierra LaMar, 15-year-old Sierra has been missing from her northern California home since she failed to show up for school on the morning of
According to an MSNBC report:
The girl has been the subject of a major search, involving the FBI, helicopters, dogs, roadblocks and divers.
The day of LaMar's disappearance, her school's automated attendance system notified her mother, Marlene LaMar, that her daughter didn't show up for classes.
The next day, searchers found her cell phone along the side of the road near Palm and Dougherty Avenue, near her home in unincorporated Morgan Hill.
"The cellphone was intact, it wasn't broken,"
Then on the Sunday after LaMar's disappearance, searchers found her black and pink Juicy brand purse near the intersection of Laguna and Santa Teresa in Morgan Hill, about two miles from her home, Cardoza said.
Inside the purse was a pair of pants, a shirt, a bra and a pair of underwear. The clothing was neatly folded inside the purse.
Since the weekend LaMar went missing, a search team has been looking for clues that might point to a crime. But investigators have found no signs of foul play and no indication she ran away.
Last updated: 5 April 2012
Anderson, Mike. "Search for Missing Teen Sierra LaMar Intensifies in California." MSNBC.com 24 March 2012. KTVU-TV [Oakland]. "Search for Sierra LaMar Continues in San Martin and Gilroy." 5 April 2012.