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Annie Le Autopsy Delayed, but "Person of Interest" May be Named in Yale Student Murder Case

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS/AP) As prosecutors delayed the release of murdered Yale graduate student Annie Le's autopsy results "in order to facilitate the investigation," another Connecticut official says police have identified a "person of interest."

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The state official has firsthand knowledge of the police investigation in the death of 24-year-old Le. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation in Le's killing is ongoing.

A New Haven police spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The leaked information is the latest round of tantalizing advances and reversals in the story.

On Monday, Crimesider and other media outlets reported that police had narrowed their list down to one person of interest who had failed at least one polygraph test. That came from a police source close to the investigation. New Haven police spokesman Joe Avery denied those reports late Monday.

Early Tuesday, several newspapers reported that a lab technician who worked in the same building where 24-year-old Le's body was found stuffed behind a wall, had become the primary focus of the investigation. Police have refused to officially comment on that, but the Associated Press has reported that investigators have descended on the building where the lab technician lives. Of course, officials refuse to comment on that too.

Le disappeared on Sept. 8, five days before her wedding to Jonathan Widawsky, a graduate student at Columbia University. Her body was found on the day she had hoped to wed.

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Photos: Student Found Dead on Wedding Day

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