Law enforcement officials have planned a press conference for 9 p.m. regarding the disappearance of Annie Le GRD ’13, city spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said. The press conference will be held at the New Haven Police Department headquarters on Union Avenue, and a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the FBI’s special agent in charge for Connecticut, Kimberly Mertz, will be in attendance.

The press conference appears to have come as a complete surprise to University officials. Reached shortly before 8 p.m., Yale spokesman Tom Conroy said he had not been advised about the news conference.