Yale lab technician Raymond Clark was arrested taken into custody in his Middletown apartment an hour ago, after being revealed as a “person of interest” in the investigation of grad student Annie Le‘s murder.
Cops had been staking out his place, the Wharfside Commons apartment complex off Main Street, for the past two days, and got a warrant today.
The New Haven police chief said that Clark hasn’t been formally charged and will be released if he cooperates.
Video of him being arrested taken away from Fox 61:
More details after the jump:
Clark had access to the highly secure basement laboratory where Annie Le’s body was found in the crawl space of a lab wall on Sunday, the scheduled day of her wedding to a Huntington man. Le, 24, had been missing since last Tuesday.
Two search warrants were issued, Lewis said, one for Clark’s home and another for samples of his blood, hair and skin. Asked if Clark was a “suspect” or a “person of interest”, Assistant Police Chief Paul Reichard made quotation marks with his hands and said: “Uh, person of interest.”
Reichard said police had narrowed the list of suspects down based on who had access to the building, what time they entered, and where security cameras placed those people inside the building at various times.
The New Haven Register reported that the technician had failed a polygraph test, invoked his 5th Amendment rights during a police interview and had scratches on his chest, possibly indicating a struggle. Lewis declined to confirm those details.
Well, this will be awful for him if he’s not guilty.
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