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Slain Student’s Fiance Wears Heartbreaking Reminder



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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 yesterday night near the Yale Medical School.

    As Annie Le’s family mourns the tragic loss of the bright 24-year-old Yale graduate student who was strangled last week, her fiance is apparently wearing the wedding ring Le was never able to place on his finger.

    When Jonathan Widawsky left his family’s home on Monday, he wore his wedding ring, the New York Daily News reports, showing a photo with a band on the ring finger of his left hand.  

    The Columbia graduate was to marry Le on Sunday in a New York ceremony. Instead, that’s the day authorities found her stuffed in the wall of a Yale lab, strangled. She had gone missing five days earlier.

    "It's heartbreaking. He cares about her -- it's so tragic," Widawsky’s neighbor Lucielle Mayer, told the New York Post. “I guess he feels close to her wearing [the ring]."

    Instead of celebrating life with his new wife on a Grecian honeymoon, he’s been helping plan a memorial, which will be held  at his  Long Island synagogue on Wednesday.

    The Rev. Dennis Smith, who is acting as the family’s spokesman, said the funeral would be held Saturday at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills , California, near her family's home.

    Police have charged Raymond Clark III, a Yale lab technician, with Le’s murder. He is due in court again on Oct. 6.