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Rick Leventhal

New York, NY

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“Person of Interest” Free for Now

September 16, 2009 - 8:43 AM | by: Rick Leventhal

Fox News has confirmed “person of interest” Raymond Clark III, taken into custody last night in connection with the murder of Yale Grad student Annie Le, has now been released to his attorney.

Police served two warrants on Clark just after 10p last night, one to search his apartment in Middletown Connecticut (about 20 miles from New Haven) and the other for his body, to collect DNA samples including saliva, hair and fingernails.

Police say Clark cooperated and was released while the samples are compared to the more than 150 pieces of physical evidence including blood-stained clothes and the Le’s body.

Clark is a lab technician who works with animals in the same building where Le did research towards her degree in Pharmacology.

At a news conference last night police wouldn’t confirm Clark had scratches on his body and failed an FBI-administered lie detector test but said rumors Clark had been “on the lam” were flat-out wrong.

“We’ve known where he was all along” said NH Police Chief James Lewis. “We’ve always known where he was at. We’ve been with him this entire time.”

Safe to assume they will continue to monitor Clark’s whereabouts until test results are back within the next 1-3 days.

Clark is also engaged to be married. Police haven’t confirmed his fiance contacted them after Clark arrived home last Tuesday with scratches on his body, wearing different clothes than he left in to go to the lab where Annie was murdered.

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