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Technician in custody in Yale grad student slaying


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say they plan to compare DNA samples taken from an animal research technician to more than 150 pieces of evidence collected from site where the body of Yale University graduate student Annie Le was found.

More than 20 police officers and FBI agents searched the apartment of Raymond Clark III last night. They also took the 24-year-old into custody. As they led him away, neighbors leaned over the building's iron railing and cheered.

But New Haven Police Chief James Lewis stops short of calling Clark a suspect. Lewis calls him a person of interest in Le's death.

Police say Clark will be released after they obtain the evidence they need from him and hope to figure out within days whether he can be ruled out as the killer.

Le's body was found Sunday stuffed behind a wall in research building. Prosecutors have blocked the release of an autopsy report that would explain how she died out of concern that it could hinder the investigation.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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