Police intensify search for Calif. nursing student

By ROBIN HINDERY | May 31, 2011 | 6:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police are still searching for a missing Northern California nursing student whose distraught family posted a $20,000 reward after she disappeared during a break from a clinical rotation.

Michelle Le was last seen Friday evening as she headed to a parking garage at Kaiser Hospital in Hayward, police said. Her locked Honda SUV was later found a few blocks away.

Police believe the 26-year-old Le had her cell phone with her when she disappeared, but calls to the number have gone unanswered. Investigators also are checking several surveillance cameras in the parking structure.

Hayward police Lt. Roger Keener says detectives are looking into a possible connection between Le's disappearance and a similar case in Fairfield, about 55 miles away, that remains unsolved.