Middletown resident released from custody

After complying with police requests while in custody last night, Middletown resident Raymond Clark III has been released and is free to go.

Which means that despite being a “person of interest” in the investigation of Yale student Annie Le‘s killing due to his job as a lab technician in her building, he is very probably not the killer [UPDATE].

So unless this story takes other Middletown or Wesleyan-related turns, I guess we can drop our coverage of it. Good luck to the investigators, hope they resolve it soon. [UPDATE, too soon.]

Hartford Courant: Raymond Clark III Complied with Requests in Annie Le Case, Released

[EDIT 5: 04 pm]

Some all-campus email reassurance from Dean Mike:

Dear Students,

Beginning on Tuesday, we have been closely monitoring the police activity in the north end of Middletown regarding the man that police are describing as a “person of interest” in the killing of a Yale graduate student last week on the Yale campus in New Haven. Be assured that we remain in contact with police authorities involved in this matter. We understand that this man continues to be under constant police surveillance. As such, we have no reason to believe that he poses a safety risk to our campus or to Middletown residents living in the area. Obviously, we will immediately notify you if there is any change in this assessment or indication of risk to our community.

Best,
Dean Mike Whaley

15 thoughts on “Middletown resident released from custody

  1. A Mom

    Dear Sheek,
    My regards to your poor mother. You sound like you are about 14. Nice comeback. Again, my deepest sympathy to your mom.

  2. A Mom

    Dear Sheek,
    My regards to your poor mother. You sound like you are about 14. Nice comeback. Again, my deepest sympathy to your mom.

  3. Sheek Post author

    Hey Hans, I did update this story, about five minutes before your comment: http://wesleying.org/2009/09/17/middletown-resident-is-the-yale-killer/.

    Mom, what are you talking about? Thanks for the reminder that there are bad things in the world. I don’t know if you’re aware, but we just went through our own harrowing experience with the “violence out there” at Wesleyan last semester and are very well aware that, quite literally, we are not bulletproof.

    And to your incredible over-generalization about “American students”, wow. This school can be a bubble, yes, but many of us leave that bubble often enough to know the “craziness in the world” very well firsthand, not just from “the papers and Internet”.

    Might I suggest that you leave your bubble, and try speaking to some of the many socially conscious students here about what we think about bad things in the world?

  4. Hans

    “Very probably not the killer”? You need to return to this story in light of recent developments in the case. “Person of interest” is a clear euphemism for “suspect.” It’s pretty obviously one of those weasly phrases that no working cop uses. And as your first commenter pointed out, DNA lab processing takes time. The police had no cause to hold him while he fully complied with their search warrants, but releasing him while making sure he’s under very heavy surveillance is a far cry from acknowledging his innocence. Sure enough, as soon as the lab results were in and they had a certified match linking him to the crime, they were able to issue an arrest warrant and apprehend him.

  5. Hans

    “Very probably not the killer”? You need to return to this story in light of recent developments in the case. “Person of interest” is a clear euphemism for “suspect.” It’s pretty obviously one of those weasly phrases that no working cop uses. And as your first commenter pointed out, DNA lab processing takes time. The police had no cause to hold him while he fully complied with their search warrants, but releasing him while making sure he’s under very heavy surveillance is a far cry from acknowledging his innocence. Sure enough, as soon as the lab results were in and they had a certified match linking him to the crime, they were able to issue an arrest warrant and apprehend him.

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  7. A Mom

    To Sheek- How naive. You are not bulletproof. Read the papers, internet, anything. There is a lot of violence out there and you need to be aware and take precautions. American students are living in a bubble, disconnected to what their peers in other countries are living with on a daily basis. You don’t have to be in denial or paranoid to accept and deal with the craziness in our world. You have to grow up!

  8. A Mom

    To Sheek- How naive. You are not bulletproof. Read the papers, internet, anything. There is a lot of violence out there and you need to be aware and take precautions. American students are living in a bubble, disconnected to what their peers in other countries are living with on a daily basis. You don’t have to be in denial or paranoid to accept and deal with the craziness in our world. You have to grow up!

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