The family of missing Hayward nursing student Michelle Le has hired a private investigator to help them find Le, who disappeared over four weeks ago.
This private investigator, whose name is Michael Frame, was hired on Monday to make a parallel and independent investigation. The Hayward Police Department and the FBI are carrying on their investigation of Le's disappearance.
The goal is to get that one person out there that knows something to come forward, Le's cousin and family spokeswoman Krystine Dinh said.
The Le family has full confidence in Hayward police, Frame said.
However, The fact of the matter is people just won't call the police, he added. As a result, the private investigator will provide an alternate venue for people to call. It is intended to enhance the police department's work.
In a letter, he appealed to anyone who might have information on Le's disappearance to contact him. Whoever wants to contact him with information on Le's disappearance can call (925) 837-8309 ext. 33, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or enter the agency's website.
The search is not over, and we’re working with Michael Frame to directly ask whoever may know any information to step forward, Dinh said.
In response to Le’s family’s effort, Hayward police had strongly supported them. We wholeheartedly support them in this venture. said Hayward police Lt. Roger Keener. He also said that before hiring Frame, Le’s family had conferred with police officials.
Michelle Le, a nursing student in Hayward, went missing about 7 pm on May 27. It was reported that she left during a class break at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center. She told her classmates that she planned to drive to Reno, Nevada, to meet her friends over the weekend. But after she left, she never came back again. Until now, she has gone for over four weeks. Her family never gave up finding her, while Hayward police investigators have classified her case as a homicide. However, there are still no arrests or no suspects that have been identified.
A $65,000 reward is still reserved for anyone with information leading to Le's whereabouts.
After last weekend’s three-day search for Le, Le’s family has planned another search this Saturday. According to Dinh, volunteers over 18 years old will gather at the command center at 23350 Cypress Ave at 8 a.m., and the search will end around 5 p.m.