MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 15-year-old Northern California girl who’s been missing for more than three weeks are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.

Authorities believe Sierra LaMar was kidnapped while walking to catch a bus to school on March 16. They say they haven’t found significant evidence about a kidnapping, but the girl’s cellphone and bag were found tossed off the road.

Steve LaMar told the San Jose Mercury News that the family has gathered the reward money through fundraisers and donations.

Meanwhile, thousands of volunteers have helped search areas of Santa Clara County for clues in Sierra’s disappearance. Over the weekend, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and teammates Joe Staley, Delanie Walker and Scott Tolzien joined the effort.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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