A body has been found inside a wall at America's Yale University. The body is supposed to be that of a missig student. Annie Le, 24, had been missing since Tuesday. She was last seen entering a medical research building.
Police said she had not yet been identified but they were assuming the body found at a medical building on Sunday was Le's.
Police are treating the case as murder. Le was to be married on Sunday to a New York student Jonathan Widawsky.
"Shortly after 1700, the Connecticut state police major crime squad located the remains of a human secreted within a wall inside the building of number 10, Amistad Street," said New Haven Assistant Police Chief Peter Reichard, BBC News reports.
News agencies also report, it was to have been Annie’s wedding night. But hours after the missing Yale graduate student was to have been married, investigators found a body stuffed inside a wall of the lab building where she was last seen alive on Tuesday.
While the remains had yet to be officially identified, Peter Reichard, the assistant New Haven police chief, said the authorities were assuming they were of Ms. Le, 24, a slight, California-bred daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who was studying pharmacology.
The discovery appeared to have ended the six-day search for Ms. Le that began with speculation of a runaway bride but quickly gave way to near certainty that a crime had been committed.
Yale University’s president, wrote in an e-mail message to students Sunday night, “Our hearts go out to Annie Le’s family, fiancé and friends, who must suffer the additional ordeal of waiting for the body to be identified.”
At the elite Ivy League university’s medical school campus in the Hill section of New Haven, about half a mile from the main campus of neo-Gothic and Georgian Revival architecture, students seemed shocked and fearful Sunday night.
“ I’m freaked.” said Lucas Cheadle, 26, who is studying for his doctorate in neuroscience. Mr. Cheadle appeared agitated as he spoke, taking out a cigarette as he walked a fewblocks from 10 Amistad Street, where the body was found. “My awareness of danger has definitely increased,” he said, the New York Times reports.
Yale University officials are planning a candlelight prayer vigil for a graduate student whose body is believed to have been found hidden in the wall of a university laboratory building.
The vigil for 24-year-old Annie Le is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at the Ivy League university. The Yale Daily News says an e-mail to the Yale community invites participants to "bring a candle and join us in solidarity,"
Police said Sunday they discovered a body hidden inside a wall at the medical laboratory where Le worked. Police are treating the case as a homicide, the Associated Press reports.
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