Sierra LaMar Presumed Murdered, Antolin Garcia-Torres Arrested

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Sierra LaMar, a 15-year-old Northern California high school cheerleader who disappeared in March, is believed to have been murdered, and Antolin Garcia-Torres has been arrested in connection with the crime, police say.

LaMar, who was last seen on the way to the bus stop, is believed to have been kidnapped by Garcia-Torres, according to authorities who arrested him.

"We believe this is the worst kind of crime - a stranger abduction of a young girl," Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told reporters Tuesday.

LaMar, Torres

Deepening the mystery is the fact that the body of Sierra LaMar has not been found and authorities have not said how or when she was killed.

Smith says only that police have "strong facts" LaMar was murdered.

In any case, Antolin Garcia-Torres, 21, was arrested Monday at a Safeway supermarket in Morgan Hill, Calif., 70 miles southeast of San Francisco.

He was booked for investigation of murder and kidnapping based on evidence that included DNA, says Smith, who did not elaborate any further.

At the news conference, Sierra’s mother begged Garcia-Torres to “come forward and say where she is, and end this nightmare for us as a family.”

Garcia-Torres' sister says police have arrested the wrong man.

"It's not him," Lucero Garcia tells the San Jose Mercury News in response to the arrest. "It feels like we're in a movie right now, an unfair movie."

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He is SATAN .... I mean look at this wicked evil PIG


I really had hope that Sierra would be found alive this asshole will never come out and hurt young girls! And the nasty lookin man of his father!!


AGT will die in prison just like the father they're so dOne!!! This AGT asshole was sure this precious girl was Hispanic wrong buddy!!!... hes killed 43 girls who are missing and never been heard of ever since their disappearance! this bitch will rot!J


Now does Sierra really looks like she did drugs???... Ummm noooo she's clean see these kids thinks its cool to talk about drugs look up Ashley Duncan aka kingjadine she did drugs! They did not know each other at all!!! Please stop thinking stupidity!!!...


I wonder if they have looked for her among the trails he used to hike on. I read in some articles that he was an avid hiker while growing up. These monsters usually stick to areas they know well. Somebody needs to explain to his ignorant family that DNA does not lie!


i think its very sad n that guy deserves whatever he gets


Wonder how much of this has to do with her drug habit


Keep in mind that this guy who at the age of just 18 raped a woman in the same city.


For real, his family must be as ignorant and trashy as him.