Police have identified a "person of interest" in the killing of a Yale University graduate student whose body was hidden for days in a wall in a university research building, a Connecticut state official said Tuesday.
The official has firsthand knowledge of the police investigation into the death of 24-year-old Annie Le and would not elaborate on what was meant by "person of interest." The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
Yale University student Annie Le is seen in this undated handout released by the Yale University Police Department in New Haven, Connecticut.
A spokesman for New Haven police, who have been extraordinarily tight-lipped during the investigation, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Police said earlier Tuesday that they had questioned 150 people in connection with the death of Le, who vanished Sept. 8 from a Yale research building. Her body was found Sunday, on what would have been her wedding day, stuffed behind a wall in a basement laboratory. They said they did not expect to make an arrest Tuesday.
State prosecutors also blocked the release of autopsy results in Le's death on Tuesday. The chief state medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide Monday but have yet to say the manner in which Le died.