The search for missing cheerleader Sierra LaMar has yielded the arrests of at least five registered sex offenders (RSO). However, these arrests appear to be unrelated to the case of the missing 15-year-old Morgan Hill teenager; instead as a result of routine violations of their release requirements.
The search for the missing teen is continuing but the lookout is rather bleak. As the heat picks up and the sun grows brighter during the summer season, it's going to be harder on searchers and volunteers who need to be mindful of their own safety as well as the search for Sierra LaMar.
More than 1,600 tips have come to detectives regarding Sierra's disappearance, including various sightings ranging as nearby as Arizona and as far away as Dallas, Texas. These alleged sightings haven't appeared to have been substantiated, but it's not really known if detectives have checked out any of the potential leads that could result from said sightings. It's unlikely any of the sightings are the missing Morgan Hill cheerleader, seeing as though this is such a high profile disappearance. The young woman would be quite conspicuous if seen in public anywhere in the country at this point.
It's most likely that Sierra LaMar suffered either some form of foul play or was abducted against her will by a cunning criminal who could have the potential to prey on someone else. What's disappointing is that there is currently an unsolved case of similar confusion just a couple of hours away from Morgan Hill. The brutal murder of 13-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam has produced no suspects, no weapon and no apparent evidence leading to naming any persons of interest.
Could investigators be wrong in not acknowledging a potential connection?
Crime analyst and profiler Chelsea Hoffman can be found on The Huffington Post, Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case and many other outlets. Follow @TheRealChelseaH on Twitter or click here to contact Chelsea directly.