FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KCBS/AP) — Detectives in Fairfield and neighboring Suisun City are looking for leads, as the
search for a woman who would have been celebrating her 25th birthday Friday continues.
Police said Phuong Le disappeared sometime after leaving her home in Suisun City Sunday afternoon.
Her car, along with some personal items, were found outside a Barnes and Nobles bookstore Monday morning.
Investigators have determined she was in the store around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Her family said she recently passed a nurses licensing exam and often went to the bookstore to study.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people turned out to attend a candlelight vigil in Fairfield Friday night, including members of the Solano Community College Nursing Club.
Investigators from the Suisun and Fairfield police departments said they are not aware of anyone who might want to harm the young woman and don’t know if she was taken or if she disappeared on her own.
Fairfield police have set up a tip line at (707) 428-7345 for anyone with information about the case.
A nationwide missing persons alert has also been issued and the FBI is involved in the investigation.
Police are looking for a Suisun City woman who was last seen three days ago at a bookstore in Fairfield.
Phuong Le, 24, left her home at about 4 p.m. Sunday and was last seen four hours later at the coffee shop in the Barnes and Noble bookstore at 1600 Gateway Blvd. in the Fairfield Mall, police said.
Le’s brother, Huong Le, 28, said today that he became worried when his sister failed to return home by early Monday. He found his sister’s white 1997 Honda Accord in the bookstore parking lot. Her cell phone and backpack were in the trunk, but there was no sign of his sister, he said.
Huong Le said his sister complained Sunday about having to help pass out fliers for her older sister’s hair-salon business, saying she needed time to look for a nursing job. She finished nursing school at Solano Community College in December and passed her oral boards several weeks ago, her brother said.
Huong Le said her sister regularly went to the bookstore to “cool off” after a disagreement. He said his sister had been stressed over the job search, but “this is just beyond unusual.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfield police at (707) 428-7300 or a tip line at (707) 428-7345.