Sierra LaMar, a 15-year-old high school cheerleader from Northern California, vanished into thin air back in March on her way to her bus stop. Police suspect she was kidnapped and murdered.
Although her body has not been recovered and circumstances regarding her death haven't come to light, the police say their investigations have led them to "strong facts" that LaMar was murdered.
Now, the man that police believe is responsible for this terrifying crime has been arrested.
Here's what the police said:
"We believe this is the worst kind of crime – a stranger abduction of a young girl,"
Antolin Garcia-Torres was arrested on Monday night in a shopping market about 70 miles south of San Francisco. He was subsequently detained based on DNA evidence that the police had.
During a news conference the mother begged the suspect, and said:
“[Please] come forward and say where she is, and end this nightmare for us as a family.”
Garcia-Torres's sister, however, said:
"It's not him, it feels like we're in a movie right now, an unfair movie."
This is such a tragic time, and we hope that the police solve the case soon so the teen's family can begin the grieving process.
[Image via Find Sierra LaMar.]