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Body of missing Yale student found; investigation continues


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities are now treating the disappearance of a Yale University graduate student as a homicide.

Connecticut state police say they found a body yesterday and believe it to be Annie Le's. The body was hidden in a wall of a supposedly secure laboratory building at Yale's medical complex, about a mile from the main campus. It was in an area that houses utility cables that run between floors.

The 24-year-old had been missing since Tuesday.

New Haven police say they have also recovered "a large amount" of physical evidence.

The Ivy League university plans a candlelight vigil tonight at 8 p.m.

Le and Columbia University graduate student Jonathan Widawsky were to marry yesterday in Syosset, N.Y., on Long Island's north shore.

Last winter, Le, a pharmacology student from Placerville, Calif., wrote a magazine article about how to stay safe around Yale's campus.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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