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Raymond Clark III Released After Complying With Police in Yale Student Murder Case

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STORY CONTRIBUTED BY STEPHANIE BERNING OF WFSB

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) Yale lab technician Raymond Clark was released to his attorney after complying with police on Wednesday morning.

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Police officially named Clark a person of interest in the death of Yale graduate student Annie Le Tuesday night as more than a dozen FBI agents stormed his Middletown apartment.

Police served a search warrant at Clark's Ferry Street apartment in Middletown Tuesday night. Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Hena Daniels reported that 18 FBI agents went into the apartment just after 10 p.m. They remained at the apartment through the night and were seen leaving before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

New Haven Police Chief James Lewis said Clark was at the police station Tuesday night, but that he had not been arrested. They said a search warrant was issued for Clark's DNA and that samples would be taken. They said a plethora of physical evidence had been collected from the lab where Le's body was found and that Clark's DNA would be compared to that evidence.

"We're also making sure that there's not other potential suspects and so we're avoiding the issue of tunnel vision and looking at everyone who had access to that building and could have been there during that time. That's part of the reason that we've slowly narrowed this down," said Lewis.

The manager of the Ferry Street apartment complex where Clark lives told Eyewitness News that he hadn't seen Clark since Thursday.

"We didn't know what was going on, we saw cops all around here," said neighbor Sana Cotten.

According to the Yale University directory, Clark works as a lab tech at the Animal Resources Center.

The remains of 24-year-old Le were found inside a wall the basement area of a Yale lab on Amistad Street on Sunday, Le's would-be wedding day. The area where Le's remains were found is used to store animals used for research.

Le was working in the Amistad Street building as a graduate student in pharmacology. The office where Clark worked is very close to where Le was performing her graduate work.

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Students told Eyewitness News that the area is secure and that key cards must be swiped twice to access the area.

Le had been missing since Tuesday, when she was last captured by some of the school's 70-plus surveillance cameras entering the lab.

The medical examiner identified the remains as Le's on Monday, and said the release of the cause of death would be delayed to assist in the investigation.

A listing on a wedding Web site lists a wedding date for Clark and his girlfriend for Dec. 20, 2011. Neighbors said the girlfriend was seen moving things out of the Middletown apartment on Monday, but that she brought take-out food into the home on Tuesday.

The girlfriend's parents told Eyewitness News that the reason no arrest has been made in connection with the case is because police are awaiting the results of forensic tests on clothing.

Eyewitness News attempted to contact Clark Tuesday, but he did not answer his phone.

STORY CONTRIBUTED BY STEPHANIE BERNING OF WFSB

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