Yale offers reward to help find missing student

By Calvin Palmer

Yale University has offered a $10,000 reward for help in finding a female student who disappeared on Tuesday.

The reward was posted as more than 100 local, state and federal law enforcement officers continued searching for 24-year-old Annie Le.

Le  was last seen on CCTV footage entering a research laboratory in the Yale Medical School on Tuesday morning.

So far investigators have not seen any footage of her leaving the building, said Yale spokesman Tom Conroy.

The 24-year-old doctoral student in pharmacology left her purse, cell phone, credit cards and money in her office.

She had planned to get married in New York, on Sunday, but the wedding has been has been canceled.

“The wedding is off,” a supervisor at the North Ritz Club in Syosset, Long Island, said this afternoon, less than 48 hours before a planned reception.

“A family member called and canceled it.”

Her fiancé, Jonathan Widawsky, has been fully cooperative with authorities, Conroy said.

Le, from Placerville, California, graduated in 2007 from the University of Rochester, New York, where she met Widawsky, a Columbia University graduate student.

She is Asian, 4 feet 11, 90 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a knee-length brown skirt, brown shoes and a green t-shirt. Electronic billboards on Interstate 91 are displaying her photograph, and fliers have been posted around New Haven.

[Based on reports by The Hartford Courant, New York Daily News and Associated Press.]

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