Middletown resident taken into custody in Yale murder case

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:

From Newsday:

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.

Newsday: Cops ID lab tech as possible suspect
Hartford Courant: Police serve warrant in Annie Le case
Gawker: Hunt is on for reported suspect in killing of Annie Le

10 thoughts on “Middletown resident taken into custody in Yale murder case

  1. anon

    The title is fixed, but the URL is not. I don’t know if you have control over that, but it’s not gonna fix itself.

  2. anon

    The title is fixed, but the URL is not. I don’t know if you have control over that, but it’s not gonna fix itself.

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  4. LJ

    No, he has not been arrested according to AP and other sources – he has been taken into custody to execute a search warrant to collect DNA from him. You have to be careful with your words.

  5. LJ

    No, he has not been arrested according to AP and other sources – he has been taken into custody to execute a search warrant to collect DNA from him. You have to be careful with your words.

  6. anonymous

    Where have you learned that he was arrested? All sources I’ve read (and certainly all that you’ve linked to here) say that he has not been arrested. Police just executed two search warrants.

    http://www.norwichbulletin.com/homepage/x402526035/Police-No-arrest-imminent-in-Yale-students-death

    You need to be a lot more careful about your posts. It’s sort of sloppy to have false statements in your articles. Having blatantly false headlines is just embarrassing.

  7. anonymous

    Where have you learned that he was arrested? All sources I’ve read (and certainly all that you’ve linked to here) say that he has not been arrested. Police just executed two search warrants.

    http://www.norwichbulletin.com/homepage/x402526035/Police-No-arrest-imminent-in-Yale-students-death

    You need to be a lot more careful about your posts. It’s sort of sloppy to have false statements in your articles. Having blatantly false headlines is just embarrassing.

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