Yale Lab Technician Raymond Clark In Custody Re: Annie Le Murder
Raymond Clark III was taken into custody to gather DNA evidence in the murder of Yale student Annie Le. Clark is pictured in here in a devil’s outfit he wore for a party.
A storm of state troopers and FBI agents entered the 24-year-old’s Middletown, Conn., apartment around 10:30 p.m. and brought him out in cuffs minutes later.
“We are looking for DNA and physical evidence,” said New Haven police chief James Lewis. “This is not an arrest warrant, this is a search warrant.”
Investigators will take DNA from Clark and examine his body, police said. They also removed evidence from his home.
“We don’t know if he is cooperating or not,” Lewis said at a late-night press conference. “If he doesn’t comply with this search warrant, he will be arrested.”
Cops identified Clark only as a person of interest and said they will either arrest him or rule him out as a suspect by the end of the week.
Clark works as an animal lab tech in the building where Le had an office.
Le was last seen leaving that building about 10 a.m. and walking into the lab where her body was later discovered stuffed in a wall. She was asphyxiated, according to The Hartford Courant.
Police staked out Clark for 24 hours before they took him in. He did not show up for work Tuesday – and neither did his sister, brother-in-law or fiancée, all of whom work in the same lab and have the same job.
Police zeroed in on the lab tech several days ago after Clark failed lie detector tests and had scratch marks on his chest that suggest he was in a struggle.
Cops and FBI agents interviewed Clark several times before last night. At one point, he stopped answering questions and asked for a lawyer, the New Haven Register reported.Click here for reuse options!
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