NEW HAVEN, CT (WPIX)—A Yale University graduate student who vanished five days before she was to wed a Long Island man, wrote a student magazine article on how to be safe around campus.
Annie Le's article, entitled "Crime and Safety in New Haven," was included in the February publication of a magazine produced by Yale's medical school. Le interviewed Yale's chief of police, James Perrotti, for the article, who encouraged students to "pay attention to where you are" and "avoid portraying yourself as a potential victim."
Perrotti is now leading the search for the missing 24-year-old.
Le, a doctoral student in pharmacology, was last spotted in a college research lab Tuesday morning. According to police, her purse, cell phone, credit cards and cash were found inside her office.
Le, who planned to get married on Sunday, has reportedly not been in contact with her family, co-workers or friends since she vanished.
Investigators said they were reviewing footage from nearly 75 cameras on and around the building where Le was last spotted. So far, they claim to have not seen footage of her leaving the building.
Yale spokesman Tom Conroy said investigators are also planning to examine blueprints of the building to ensure they do not miss places in the search and are also checking Le's computer to sift through her e-mails.
Conroy said there continues to be no evidence of foul play. Yale announced a $10,000 reward for help finding Le.
Her college roommate told authorities she last saw Le Tuesday morning.
Debbie Apuzzo, who works in the pharmacology department, described Le as a energetic and conscientious person. She said Le was looking forward to getting married.
Le, who is 4-foot-11 and weights 90 pounds, is of Asian decent, has brown hair and brown eyes. The California-native received her undergraduate degree two years ago in bioscience from the University of Rochester in New York.
Anyone with information on Le's whereabouts is asked to contact the Yale Police Department at 203-432-4400.