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Sierra LaMar Update: Police searching for red car in Calif. teen's disappearance

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

Photos: Calif. teen goes missing on walk to school bus

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office on Monday released a photo of a 1990s red Volkswagen Jetta that's similar to a car linked to the disappearance of 15-year-old LaMar. 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.

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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