Sierra LaMar suspect Antolin Garcia-Torres arrested for murder and kidnapping

Sierra LaMar Disappearance Suddenly Erupts with an Arrest.

By DiMarkco Chandler

Sierra LaMar has been missing since March 16, 2012 when she left home to catch a school bus. These are the words printed on a missing persons poster displayed throughout Morgan Hill, California. Authorities, along with her family, have been diligently searching for her since her disappearance. Up until today, updates have yielded very little information leading to her discovery or an arrest. However, Monday night, Sheriff Investigators in Santa Clara County arrested Antolin Garcia-Torres at a Morgan Hill Safeway store, charging him with one count of murder and one count of kidnapping.

In a case that captivated the country, the arrest of Garcia-Torres was a stunning breakthrough. Sheriff Lourie Smith, speaking at a news conference said, “We believe we have probable cause that he committed the kidnapping and murder of Sierra LaMar.”

Sheriffs had seized Garcia-Torres’ car on May 8, and it appears that a thorough forensic probe of the vehicle yielded enough evidence to arrest the suspect.

KTVU broke the story, saying that the suspect was arrested in the South Bay suburb where he worked.

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