In a strange twist, the remains of Michelle Le, a nursing student who disappeared in May, were discovered by the mother of a San Diego teenager, Amber Dubois, who was raped and murdered back in 2009.
Carrie McGonigle, Amber’s mom, said she was part of a group organized by the Le family to search for their missing daughter, the Los Angeles Times reported.
According to McGonigle, her 1-year-old yellow Labrador – named Amber in memory of her slain daughter – darted off before the search began in Sunol Canyon; when she finally caught up to the dog, she was at the site of Le’s remains.
Ms. McGonigle, who stated she hadn’t originally planned on attending the search due to be emotionally unprepared, said she believes that ultimately, a higher power led her to Le’s body.
Meanwhile, Le’s high school classmate from San Diego, Giselle Esteban, 27, has been charged with the murder, according to authorities as reported in the Los Angeles Times.
“The evidence against [Esteban] is going to be overwhelming,” said Lt. Roger Keener, a spokesman for Hayward Police.
Police say they found traces of Le’s DNA on one of Esteban’s shoes and a security camera showed her in the hospital’s parking garage around the time Le disappeared.
via NBC Bay Area