yale student disappears days before wedding

In New Haven, Connecticut, police are searching for a 24-year-old Yale University graduate student Annie Le, who was declared missing yesterday -- less than a week before her wedding: GRADUATE STUDENT GOES MISSING.

Le, a doctoral student in pharmacology, was last seen at her laboratory Tuesday, and her purse, cell phone, credit cards and money were found in her office. Le, who planned to get married Sunday, has not contacted her family, co-workers or friends since.

A surveillance photograph distributed by the University shows Le entering a Yale research facility on Tuesday morning. But that's it. She hasn't been seen or heard from since. Police are using search dogs and reviewing security camera footage to investigate. Authorities say there's currently no evidence of foul play.

Le, a 4-foot-11-inch Asian female who has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing a knee-length brown skirt, a bright green short-sleeved T-shirt, brown shoes and a brown necklace. The police believe she does not have access to a car.

Anyone with information on Le’s whereabouts is asked to contact the YPD at (203) 432-4400. More here: Yale student disappears days before wedding. And here: Yale grad student Annie Le disappears 5 days before New York wedding. And here: Search On For Missing Yale Student Annie Le.

UPDATE: The following email was distributed to the Yale community:
"As you know from the information we provided publicly through the media yesterday, the Yale Police, with assistance from the FBI, the CT State Police, and the New Haven Police, are investigating the disappearance of Annie Le, a graduate student who is pursuing a joint PhD/MD degree at Yale. Ms. Le’s last known location was in a Yale research facility at 10 Amistad Street on Tuesday morning.

We have appealed to the general public, as well as to the Yale community, for any information about Ms. Le’s whereabouts and are actively pursuing all leads. Ms. Le’s professors, colleagues, friends, family, and her fiancĂ© are assisting in the investigation. The State Police have searched the area of Ms. Le’s last known appearance with their bloodhounds; law enforcement officers are continuing to undertake detailed searches of the surrounding area; and security officials are reviewing images from closed-circuit cameras in the area.

If you have any information that might assist in the efforts to fine Ms. Le, please call the Yale Police at 203.432.4400 at any time."
Oddly enough, earlier this year Annie Le wrote a published article, "Crime and Safety in New Haven," advising fellow students on how to stay safe on campus: Missing Yale Student Annie Le Wrote about Campus Safety.

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