Family of Michelle Le hands out fliers

June 12, 2011 4:38:25 PM PDT
The family of a nursing student who has been missing since May is hosted a mass flier distribution Sunday afternoon.

Michelle Le's family, along with Marc Klaas of KlassKids Foundation, began the distribution at 2 p.m. at 26231 Mission Blvd. "Without any compelling and conclusive evidence given to the

family and/or to the public so far, including police-directed search parties coming up empty, we are continuing our efforts to find Michelle," Le family spokeswoman Krystine Dinh said this evening in a prepared statement.

Le, 26, went missing May 27 from Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center on Sleepy Hollow Avenue. She told classmates she was headed to Reno after her rotation at the hospital. Le left during a break and never returned.

On Friday, search dogs and forensic investigators unsuccessfully searched a rural area of southeastern Alameda County for Le's body.

A 35-person police team searched about 30 square miles of the Niles Canyon and Palomares Canyon areas between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. No body or other evidence was found, according to the Hayward Police Department.

The search was the latest of more than a half-dozen searches during the past two weeks.

Le's friends and family members hosted a vigil Thursday night at Mount Eden Park in Hayward with the hope that she is still alive.

The vigil was in response to the Hayward Police Department's reclassification of Le's disappearance to a homicide Monday, organizers said.

Investigators said they discovered compelling evidence that points to homicide.

Those with information about Le's disappearance are asked to call Hayward police at (510) 293-7000.

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