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Posted: 1:03 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012
GILROY, Calif. —
A fundraiser Friday night in Gilroy gave the public a chance to show their support for the family of missing teenager Sierra Lamar. Live music and dancing at Jason-Stephens Winery provided some much-needed relief in what has been a stressful week for the girl's family and supporters. Some of those who attended the event didn't even know the Sierra or her family, but said their pain speaks to all parents. "It's very disheartening," said Cathy Cano of San Jose. "You worry all the time about every child." Those attending Friday's fundraiser were asked to donate $20 each to help fund search-related expenses. Sierra's father said the Santa Clara County Sheriff's announcement this week that the suspect in her disappearance is charged with murder was difficult to hear. "That was the toughest part of this week was hearing that for us," Steve Lamar told KTVU. "We don't want to hear that and we're pretty much not going to accept it." Marc Klaas, whose own daughter Polly Klaas was kidnapped and murdered, said a female body discovered in Pleasanton Thursday also took a toll on everyone involved in the search. Investigators said it's unlikely the body is Sierra. "It's such a horrible situation on every level," Klaas said. Friday's fundraiser brought out hundreds of people. The next volunteer search was scheduled for Wednesday morning.
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