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Sierra LaMar Update: Police find red car possibly linked to Calif. teen's disappearance

A surveillance image of a red Volkswagen Jetta possibly tied to the disappearance of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar. Santa Clara County Sheriff

A surveillance image of a red Volkswagen Jetta possibly tied to the disappearance of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.
Santa Clara County Sheriff

(CBS/KPIX/AP) MORGAN HILL, Calif. - Authorities say they have found a vehicle that they believe is connected to the abduction of Northern California teenager Sierra LaMar, who vanished nearly two months ago.

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Authorities say surveillance video led them to believe that a red car similar to a late 1990's model Volkswagon Jetta was linked to the disappearance of 15-year-old LaMar, CBS San Francisco reports. Investigators believe she was kidnapped March 16 while walking to a bus stop near her Morgan Hill home.

Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza says the red sedan being sought has a black hood.

According to CBS San Francisco, although investigators have the vehicle in custody, they are still asking for the public's help for anyone who might have seen the car or its occupants during the time surrounding the disappearance of LaMar.

Authorities are reportedly asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle or had contact with the occupants during the month of March within Santa Clara County or bordering counties to come forward.

Meanwhile, crime lab technicians continue to analyze possible evidence found during searches for the teen.

Cardoza says they've determined a handcuff box and used condoms found within a mile-and-a-half of her home are not associated with the case.

Anyone with information about Sierra LaMar or her whereabouts is asked to contact Santa Clara County Communications at (408) 299-2311. During business hours, tipsters can call sheriff's investigators at (408) 808-4500 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.

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