Killer 'Smashed' Le's Body to Fit in 8-Inch Hole
Yale student's bones broken so she could be crammed into wall
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2009 12:36 PM CDT
A police officer stands outside a cordoned-off area surrounding the research building at the Yale University School of Medicine, where grad student Annie Le's body was found, Sept. 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/George Ruhe)
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(Newser) – Annie Le’s killer broke her bones and mangled her body to fit her into a hole in the wall the size of a computer monitor, an anonymous source tells the New York Post. “He just crushed her in there,” the source says. “She was like mush—she was so smashed up you couldn’t recognize her.”  The source says Le’s body was hidden in a utility space in a bathroom wall near her basement lab.

The source believes accused killer Ray Clark is indeed responsible, and says he accidentally tripped the fire alarm after hiding her body. “He was ghost white,” by the time the building was evacuated, the source says. “His answers weren’t making any sense.” Investigators found the 8-inch-deep hole Le’s body was hidden in when they noticed a “foul odor.” The hole, which housed water pipes, was behind a metal panel.