Police in New Haven, Connecticut have named lab technician Raymond Clark as a person of interest in the murder of Yale graduate student Annie Le. The 24 year old Clark had anticipating arresting him at his home; however, when they arrived at his apartment there was no one present.
Clark, 24, works as an animal tech in the lab where Le was found dead on Sunday.
Police found the 24-year-old pharmacology student’s body stuffed in a wall in the lab on Sunday – what would have been her wedding day.
Police are looking for Clark, who was not home Tuesday as swarms of cops descended on his apartment about 20 miles from Yale’s campus.
Clark did not show up for work – and neither did his sister, brother-in-law or fiance, all of whom work for Yale, the Yale Daily News reports.
According to reports from neighbors, Raymond Clark and his girlfriend left Sunday around the same time that Annie Le’s body was discovered.
Neighbors say they saw Clark and his girlfriend, Jennifer Hromadka, leaving with suitcases on Sunday around the time cops found Le’s body.
“I saw them leaving this weekend with travel bags like they were in a hurry,” said a 35-year-old neighbor who lives in the same Middletown apartment building.
She and another neighbor said the couple climbed in the back seat of a Ford that had two adults in the front.
“I thought they were going on vacation,” the neighbor said.
Lab Technician Raymond Clark is “Person of Interest” in Murdered Student Annie Le Case, Says Source
UPDATE I: Sources Say Annie Le was Asphyxiated
UPDATE II: Police Press Conference Tonight State that POI Raymond Clark is in Custody and served with search warrant.
The police states that they have served a search warrant on “person of interest” Raymond Clark in the murder of Annie Le. Raymond Clark has been taken into custody Tuesday evening and serves with two search warrants. One is for the search of his home and the other is for his body or DNA. .
UPDATE III: Police Take Raymond Clark into Custody
Middletown, Conn. – Police and FBI agents staged a dramatic raid on the home of a Yale University animal research technician Tuesday night, seeking evidence that might tie him to the slaying of graduate student Annie Le, whose body was found stuffed behind a wall in a campus research building.
No charges were filed against Raymond Clark III, 24, but police took him into custody while searching for DNA and other physical evidence. Police said Clark would be released after they obtained evidence from him and his apartment.
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