— Contributed by Violet Klaas
Wednesday searches for missing teen Sierra LaMar have been discontinued. As the search for Sierra LaMar reaches the six-month mark, volunteer search efforts will focus on Saturdays from this point forward.
“Volunteer enthusiasm is still very high,” said Marlene LaMar, Sierra’s mother. “But we want to ensure that we are maximizing our opportunities, so we are doubling down on ensuring the viability of search assignments. The extra day of planning will ensure the integrity of our efforts.”
Search volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and bring photo identification. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear long pants and sturdy, covered-toe shoes. Searches will be by foot and be prepared for a variety of terrain from fields to dense woods including areas with increasing elevation. Bring items that prove useful: small backpack to carry water and snacks; bug spray and pre-poison oak lotion, hiking stick or golf club and gloves.
Sierra’s family, the KlaasKids Foundation, Child Quest International and the Laura Recovery Center would like to thank everyone who has volunteered so far. The KlaasKids Foundation is continuing to assist law enforcement and the LaMar family with future searches. Visit www.findsierralamar.com for updates, current events search schedules and more.