Missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar was allegedly abducted and murdered by Antolin Garcia-Torres. Antolin has not been cooperative in the search for the missing teen since his arrest, and refuses to enter a plea with each court appearance that is rescheduled. At this rate it feels as though the remains of the missing girl won't be uncovered so as to serve as evidence against the accused murderer, but it's important to hold onto hope -- just like some are holding out for hope that the young woman will be found alive.
Over the weekend volunteers searched for Sierra LaMar but it's apparent that nothing was found. This has become the norm with searches for the missing cheerleader, even though a suspect has been in custody for at least three months. When will the remains of this missing person be found? Detectives are certain that she was murdered and claim to have forensic evidence to back this up. They've even halted official searches for the 15-year-old, indicating that they have evidence just as damning as a body. Yet they refuse to publicly clarify on this forensic evidence. Are officials setting themselves up for failure?
Antolin Garcia-Torres will appear in court again on September 26th. Here's to hoping he finally grows some moral compass, though that's most likely a pipe dream.
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