Vietnamese Nurse Missing, Feared Kidnapped

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A Vietnamese-American woman from Northern California who had just passed her nursing board exams has gone missing, and the family fears she’s been kidnapped, reports Bichphuong Le, 25, a recent graduate from Solano College, was last seen at the Barnes & Noble in Fairfield, Calif. at 8:30 p.m. on April 25. When she didn’t return home by midnight, her family became worried and around 3:00 a.m. her older brother Huong Le went looking for her. He discovered her car, a white 1997 Accord, in the Barnes & Noble parking lot.

“All the doors were locked… Her backpack was in the trunk,” Huong Le said. “All her belongings were in there, even her cell phone.”

Friday was Le’s birthday. Instead of celebrating, her family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil. Police say they have not ruled out either foul play or a voluntary disappearance. “We’re exploring both avenues,” said Fairfield Police Lt. Darrin Moody. Bichphuong (or just Phuong) is described as 5′3″, 105 lbs., with brown eyes, black hair, and medium complexion. People with information are asked to call the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7345 or (707) 428-7600.