September 20, 2011 > Human remains found
Human remains found
Submitted By Lt. Roger Keener
Michelle Le's family conducted a search on September 17, 2011, in the Niles Canyon / Sunol Canyon areas. The Le family's eighth search for Michelle was coordinated with the help of the Klaas Kids Foundation, Le family members and community volunteers.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., the scene detective was informed of the discovery of what appeared to be human remains. Hayward Police has ensured that an investigator was present at every Le Family search. Investigators from the Alameda County Sheriff's Department were also requested at this location, which is near the Pleasanton-Sunol Road which is within their jurisdiction.
The remains were decomposed and the gender could not be determined. The Alameda County Crime Lab will process the scene and the Alameda County Coroner's Office will collect the remains. The Coroner's Office and Crime Lab will have the task of identifying the deceased before jurisdiction and investigative responsibilities become clear.