Published: Jul 13, 2011 7:14 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 13, 2011 6:14 PM EDT

HAYWARD, Calif. - The reward in the case of a Northern California nursing student who's been missing for a month-and-a-half is now up to $100,000.

The family of 26-year-old Michelle Le announced the new reward total Monday for information leading to the woman.

Le's brother, Michael Le, says the family has spent the past 45 days collecting money through donations, fundraising and family contributions to increase the total from $65,000.

Le was last seen May 27 leaving Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward during a break from a clinical rotation. No suspects have been identified.

Police have classified the case as a homicide, but family members still hope Le will be found alive.

The family has hired a private investigator and plans to conduct more searches on Friday and Saturday.

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