US university worker charged with student's killing

A Yale University lab technician was today charged with the murder of a graduate student whose body was found stuffed in a research building wall on what was to be her wedding day.

Connecticut police said they arrested 24-year-old Raymond Clark who had been out on bail while they looked for evidence linking him to Annie Le’s death.

New Haven Police Chief James Lewis said there were no other suspects and would not comment and a possible motive, other than to call it workplace violence.

“It is important to note that this is not about urban crime, university crime, domestic crime but an issue of workplace violence, which is becoming a growing concern around the country,” Mr Lewis said.

Ms Le, 24, was found dead on Sunday, her body stuffed in the basement wall of a campus research building where she worked, just days before she was to marry her college sweetheart Jonathan Widawsky. She had been asphyxiated.

The investigation has centred on Clark, the only person publicly named by police in the case. Four search warrants compared DNA taken from his hair, fingernails and saliva with more than 250 pieces of evidence collected at the crime scene and from Clark’s apartment.

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