Missing Hayward nursing student Michelle Le’s family have denied a media report that two out-of-state calls were made from Le’s phone after she went missing.
A television station in San Diego, called 10News, posted an article Wednesday night claiming that one of the two calls was made to Reno, Nev. and another to ‘one somewhere’ in Arizona. It added it had confirmed that Hayward police had traveled to Arizona to question a woman who called Le’s family.
However, Krystine Dinh, Le’s cousin and spokesperson for the family, in an email released shortly after the report was published, said they never received any such call.
The facts in this article have not been acknowledged by the family and were not given out by the Hayward PD, which makes those facts untrue, Dinh said.
The report also quoted Le’s brother Michael’s as saying, I did get a phone call from her and I just relayed that to police.”
In response to this, Dinh clarified it was quite insignificant. Dinh feels that someone is pretending to be a relative and is releasing untrue statements to media.
The Hayward Police Lt. Roger Keener also denied the report. He didn’t know where the information was from and he declared what the report said was incorrect.
Le, a 26-year-old Hayward nursing student, went missing about 7 pm on May 27 while she was on a class break at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center.
Hayward police have classified Le's disappearance as a homicide, but family members will continue searching since the police have not provided evidence of a homicide.
A $65,000 reward is still reserved for anyone with information leading to Le's whereabouts.