Thursday, September 8, 2011

Michelle Le's former friend 'Giselle Diwag Esteban' arrested by the Police on suspicion of murder - 8th Sept 2011

A former high school friend of a missing Northern California nursing student has been arrested on suspicion of murder, more than three months after the victim vanished from a San Francisco-area hospital where she was working.

Hayward police arrested Giselle Diwag Esteban in the death of 26-year-old Michelle Le, who told colleagues she was going to her car during her shift in late May and never returned.

Lieutenant Roger Keener said Wednesday that police believe an assault occurred at the hospital’s parking garage as video surveillance footage shows Esteban at the scene before and after Le’s disappearance. Police said they found traces of Le’s blood inside her SUV, as well as on one of Esteban’s shoes during a search warrant of Esteban’s residence.

Le’s body has not been found, but Kenner said he hoped Esteban would help police make a discovery.

'The reality is, we don’t have Michelle. That’s a piece we are not going to close out on until we find her, until her location is known,' said Keener at a news conference announcing the arrest. 'The facts are some of those questions, such as how Michelle met her demise, may not be answered until Michelle is located.' Read More