Car Seized In Yale Murder Case

Police investigating the murder of a Yale graduate student have seized a car, towed from the motel where the suspected killer was arrested.

Police have not confirmed who owns the Ford Taurus towed Friday from the Super 8 Motel in Cromwell, Conn. But, the father of Raymond Clark, III -- the Yale lab technician charged with the murder -- checked into the motel before his son's arrest Thursday. It's unclear whether the elder Clark is still there.

His son is suspected of murdering Annie Le, 24, at a Yale science lab Sept. 8; her body was found hidden behind a wall last Sunday, Sept. 13, which was suppose to be her wedding day.

New Haven Police Chief James Lewis told The Associated Press Friday, the investigation is still in progress -- although more arrests are not expected.

A law enforcement official told AP that Clark is a "control freak," who was territorial about the mice whose cages he cleaned. He also cleaned floors. Authorities are still trying to find out if his attitude could've sparked a conflict between Le and himself.

Le did enzymatic research on the mice that has implications in the area of cancer treatments, diabetes and muscular dystrophy.

Clark was arrested, after DNA samples matched evidence from the crime scene. Authorities say he tried to hide evidence, even as investigators searched for clues around him in the basement lab. According to the Hartford Courant, an investigator observed Clark trying to hide cleaning equipment tainted with splattered blood.

Clark is being held on $3 million bond, about 20 miles north of Hartford. His next scheduled court date is Oct. 6.

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