OAKLAND (KRON) -- Family, friends and even strangers came together Tuesday to remember slain nursing student Michelle Le, exactly four months after she disappeared.
A vigil for the woman, whose remains were found earlier this month in a remote part of Alameda County, began at 6:00 p.m. at Samuel Merritt University.
Le had about six months to go before earning a nursing certificate from Merritt. She was attending a class at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward in late May when she was last seen alive.
Family members insist Tuesday's event was not a memorial but instead a public vigil. They are planning a private memorial at a later day.
Giselle Esteban remains in jail without bond charged with murder. Prosecutors say Esteban confronted her former high school friend at the Hayward hospital and took Le to a rural area where she was killed. Esteban has not yet entered a plea in the case.
Le's remains were found during a volunteer search in September. The mother of another murder victim from San Diego found the remains.