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Yale murder: Police take lab technician into custody

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Police investigating the murder of Yale graduate student Annie Le identified a “person of interest” on Tuesday night. Raymond Clark III worked in the lab where Ms. Le’s body was discovered, and police have issued two warrants to search his apartment and to collect DNA samples.

Police took Mr. Clark into custody, though they say if he cooperates he will be released. Authorities say they by the end of the week he will be either arrested or exonerated.

While authorities believe the killer likely worked in the lab with Le, they say they are expanding their search to ensure they are not overlooking others who may have had access to the lab. Meanwhile, a number of lab workers have voluntarily given the authorities samples of their DNA. Police have nearly 150 items that they took from the crime scene along with 700 hours of surveillance footage.

New Haven Police Chief James Lewis told the Associated Press that, “We're going to narrow this down. … We're going to do this as quickly as we can."

Authorities where also supposed to release an autopsy report on Tuesday that would explain how Le died. The report, however, was withheld at the request of prosecutors who said that its release could interfere with their investigation, reports ABC news.

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