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Sierra LaMar Update: Divers complete last planned water search for body of missing Calif. teen

The family of the 15-year-old told authorities that she did not show up for school and did not return to her home in unincorporated Morgan Hill, according to the sheriff Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept.

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Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept.

(CBS/KPIX) MORGAN HILL - On Monday, Santa Clara County authorities conducted their final scheduled water search for missing California teen Sierra LaMar.

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CBS San Francisco reports that the search of the Uvas Reservoir would be the last of it's kind. Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jose Cardoza said future water searches will be based on tips.

"To date, the dive team has searched over half a dozen reservoirs; Uvas, Chesborough, Coyote, Calero, Almaden, Anderson, and Guadalupe. [They've] been searched more than once and there's been over 40 small ponds and lakes in that search as well," Cardoza reportedly said.

LaMar was last seen by her family leaving her Morgan Hill home on March 16. Investigators believe she was kidnapped while walking to a school.

According to CBS San Francisco, the mother of suspect Antolin Garcia-Torres has said that he went fishing on the day of LaMar's disappearance, but Cardoza would not comment on the matter.

Garcia-Torres is charged with murder and kidnapping in the teen's disappearance. He is reportedly scheduled to be back in court July 10.

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