Cops Retrieve “Potential Evidence” from Lab Building

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    A New Haven police officer blocks off the road near the laboratory building where Yale student Annie Le's, 24, body was found behind a wall near the Yale Medical School.

    The investigation into the murder of Annie Le continues and New Haven police have were back at the Yale University lab this week to collect what they said is “potential evidence.”

    The New Haven Register reports that police removed scrubs that had been stuffed into a washbasin, citing an employee of the building.

    New Haven Police and the State Police major crimes unit have been to 10 Amistad St. to retrieve “potential evidence,” police said, but they cannot talk about what type of item was removed from the building because the case is ongoing and documents have been sealed for two weeks.

    Le’s body was found on Sunday, Sept. 13, the day she and Jonathan Widawsky, a Columbia University graduate student, were supposed to get married in Long Island.

    Her body had been stuffed into a wall in the lab building where she worked on a team that experimented on mice as part of research into enzymes that could have implications for treatment of cancer, diabetes and muscular dystrophy. She had been strangled, the medical examiner said.

    Raymond Clark III, has been charged with murdering Le. Clark worked at Yale as an animal lab technician since 2004, cleaning floors and mouse cages.

    Some of Clark's co-workers have described him as rigidly enforcing the rules in the lab where research mice were caged.

    A memorial service was held Wednesday at her fiance’s synagogue in Long Island. About 300 people attended.

    "Annie was a passionate young scientist who wanted to save the world," Jonathan’s mother, Janet Widawsky, said. "A life cut too short."

    Le's funeral is set for Saturday in El Dorado Hills, Calif., near her hometown of Placerville.