Bloody Clothes Linked to Missing Yale Student

Officials deny reports that Annie Le's body was found
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2009 5:16 PM CDT
A flyer bearing photos of Annie Le is posted outside the doors of the New Haven, Conn., building that houses her lab, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Thomas Cain)
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(Newser) – Investigators have found bloody clothes tucked in a ceiling at Yale near where missing student Annie Le was last seen, the New Haven Register reports. Declaring the building a crime scene, officials held a news conference today and denied reports that the 24-year-old doctoral student's body had also been found. Le, 24, vanished on Tuesday, 5 days before her planned wedding.

The case remains "wide open," a law enforcement source told the New York Daily News. The source said investigators are considering:

  • A burglary gone wrong. The molecular biology lab where Le was last seen contained valuable items.
  • Kidnapping. Le's mother, a nail salon owner in California, could access cash.
  • A professor who called off a class. Le would have attended close to the time she disappeared.
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