RANCHO PENASQUITOS, Calif. -- More than 100 friends and family of Michelle Le gathered at Hilltop Park in San Diego Friday night to send "positive energy" to the missing nursing student.

Michelle Le, who grow up in Rancho Penasquitos and Mira Mesa, disappeared May 27 from a hospital in Hayward, Calif. where she was studying to become a nurse.

Hayward Police said Le is the victim of homicide, based on blood evidence found in a parking lot, surveillance video, and statements from witnesses.

A Hayward police officer told Fox 5 News Friday night Le is in believed to be in a remote East Bay area of Alameda County based on cell phone pings gathered by investigators.

However, Le's family insists Michelle is alive and needs to be found.

"Michelle, we will find you. We will bring you home," said Michelle's aunt Thuy Le, who raised her after her mother died. "She's waiting for us to save her."

Friends are hopeful Michelle can be found.

"She's a sweetheart," said Miller Tran. "She found her place in life. It is really unfortunate this had to happen."

The family is offering a $65,000 reward for information leading to Le's safe return and has set up a Wells Fargo Bank account for donations for Michelle Le Search and Rescue Fund, account 7682769232.