HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of a missing Northern California nursing student say they are holding out hope for her safe return even though police believe the 26-year-old is dead.
Michelle Le’s father, Son Le, said Tuesday that he feels Hayward police have given up on finding his daughter alive without providing conclusive evidence she’s dead.
The nursing student was last seen May 27 leaving a Hayward hospital during a break from a clinical rotation.
Police say the decision to reclassify the case as a homicide was based on forensic evidence from her car, surveillance footage outside the hospital, cell phone records and evidence collected during search warrants.
Investigators have questioned more than 25 people and identified several persons of interest, but no arrests have been made.
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