Sources: Police Have Suspect in Yale Murder Case

September 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Sources tell ABC News police they have a suspect in the murder of the California graduate student Annie Le. That source said authorities are focusing on a suspect who failed a lie detector test and also has defensive wounds. Police have said nothing publicly about a suspect, but ABC News has learned that there is one a man who failed a lie detector test and who shows signs of defensive wounds. The relationship between the suspect and Annie Le is not immediately clear but police said that her apparent killing was not random. Detectives also said, nobody else on the Yale campus is in danger.

Police said they found the body on Sunday; it was shoved into a small space meant to conceal pipes and wiring in the basement wall of a Yale laboratory building. They assume it was the body of Annie Le's.

"Detectives have recovered a large amount of physical evidence," said Assistant Chief Peter Reichard with the New Haven Police Department, "We're not releasing any information at this time because we have an ongoing homicide case."

Sources say, police may have a powerful piece of evidence: bloody clothes found stuffed behind ceiling tiles which, do not appear to belong to Le, but may belong to the likely killer.

Le, a 24-year-old graduate student, disappeared Tuesday. She was captured on surveillance cameras entering the lab building but despite more than 70 cameras in the area, there was no picture of her leaving.

Her body was apparently discovered on the very day she was supposed to be getting married. Her fiancé is not a suspect.

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