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Police turn to cellphone records, security video in case of missing Bay Area nursing student

June 1, 2011 |  7:41 am

Michele Le.

Hayward police are checking cellphone records and security camera footage as they search for a nursing student who disappeared Friday during a break from rounds at a hospital.

Police have said Le, 26, was attending the San Mateo campus of Samuel Merritt University and was doing work at the hospital when she vanished.

"The entire Samuel Merritt University community is deeply concerned about the disappearance of our nursing student Michelle Le," university spokeswoman Elizabeth Valente said. "She was last seen Friday evening after she did not return to the hospital from the parking garage at the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center."

According to KGO-TV, Le, who grew up in San Diego, told a colleague she was going to her car, which was parked in the hospital lot. She never returned, and police found her car parked a few blocks away. Her cellphone suggested activity in several surrounding cities, the KGO report said.

Le had told friends she and a buddy planned to go to Reno after her Friday night shift, according to police. "She grabbed her keys and cellphone and never came back," Lt. Robert Keener told the San Francisco Chronicle. "She didn't call to cancel her trip and she never showed up to meet her friend."


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Photo: Michele Le. Credit: Hayward Police Department via KTLA News