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Filipina Giselle Esteban Nabbed for Murder in California
A Filipina based in California has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her former high school classmate, ABS-CBN News’s Balitang America reports.
Giselle Diwag-Esteban, 27, is the suspect in the disappearance of 26-year-old Michelle Le since May, according to police reports.
The 26-year-old Le disappeared from the parking garage of Kaiser hospital in Hayward on May 27. Her white Honda was found the next day. Le’s body has yet to be found, but police have ruled the case as a homicide. The police believe Esteban was involved in a love triangle with Le and another Filipino Scott Marasigan.Esteban was tagged as suspect based on surveillance video footage that showed she was in the hospital’s parking lot before and after Le disappeared; blood stains in Le’s car; evidence that indicated Esteban was in Le’s car; mobile phone records that show phones of both Le and Esteban were traveling in tandem; and Esteban’s shoes seized during a search contained Le’s DNA.
While openly stated she hated Le because of her close friendship with Marasigan, she denied involvement in Le’s disappearance. Marasigan is the father of Esteban’s 5-year old daughter. Esteban said she is pregnant with Marasigan’s second child.
Esteban was supposed to appear in court on Thursday. But due to her pregnancy, she was taken to the jail infirmary instead.“Out of an abundance of caution, she’s being seen by some medical people right now,” said Alameda County Judge Gary Picetti.
Once Esteban’s health issues stabilize, the judge said she would be brought back to court for her arraignment.
With report from ABC News.