Yale Student's Cause of Death: Traumatic Asphyxia

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's state medical examiner says a Yale University grad student died of traumatic asphyxiation.

Dr. Wayne Carver's office released a short statement about the autospy Wednesday, three days after 24-year-old Annie Le was found
hidden inside the basement wall of a Yale medical school research building.

The office says her death was caused by "traumatic asphyxia due to neck compression."

That could include a choke hold, among other causes.

The office could not say "anything at this point" about whether there were signs of sexual assault.

Police released a Yale animal research technician from custody Wednesday after collecting DNA samples and questioning him.

Police have called Yale lab technician Raymond Clark III a "person of interest" in the case and have collected DNA and other physical evidence. No charges have been filed.


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