Thursday, May 31, 2012
Morgan Hill’s Antolin Garcia-Torres Arrested for Kidnap and Murder of Sierra LaMar
Authorities arrested Morgan Hill’s Antolin Garcia-Torres on May 21, 2012, for the kidnap and murder of Sierra LaMar. Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar went missing on her way to school on March 16, 2012. The authorities had Antolin Garcia-Torres under-surveillance since March 28, 2012. They were gathering evidence and hoping he would lead authorities to her body. The authorities strongly believe that Sierra LaMar is dead. Authorities and volunteer are continuing to look for her body. On May 23, 2012 divers were looking in Uvas Reservoir in Santa Clara County. With the all DNA evidence against Antolin Garcia-Torres, his sister is saying "they don't have enough evidence to convict him." If it they did not have enough evidence, why was his DNA found on her clothes in the Juicy backpack and Sierra’s DNA found in his car? Did they know each other? Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said they have no evidence that knew each other. Antolin Garcia-Torres’s DNA was in the system, because of an assault back in March 2009. In 2009 there were three assaults at the Safeway parking lot 840 E. Dunne Ave. in Morgan Hill. The suspect would enter women’s car through the drivers-side rear door. One woman said her attacker used a Taser gun to stun her, authorities believed the attacker was the same in all three cases. If this was Antolin Garcia-Torres attacking women back in 2009 it is a shame that he was not arrested back then he would have been off the streets and Sierra would have probably been a live today. As the authorities continue to search for Sierra’s body, I just hope they have the right sick S.O.B. off the streets. My prayers go out to the LaMar family.