(Photo by Douglas Healey/AP)
The police are now treating Annie Le‘s case as a homicide, after they found a body hidden in the wall of the building where the Viet Yale grad student was last seen, reports the AP here.
At a press conference held Sunday evening, police said they presumed the body was that of Ph.D. student Annie Le, although they had not yet positively identified it.
Le, 24 of Placerville, California, was to be married Sunday in Long Island.
New Haven police have contacted her family and are now treating the case as a homicide.
State police found the body at around 5 p.m. Sunday in an area of the 10 Amistad building that houses utility cables that run between floors.
After the announcement was made, the flag flying at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center South entrance was pulled to half-staff.
The AP reports:
Le was last seen Tuesday morning in the building. Surveillance video shows her arriving around 10 a.m., but police had been baffled since the investigation began because there was no video of Le leaving, despite some 75 surveillance cameras operating around the complex. Her ID, money, credit cards and purse were found in her office.
More than 100 local, state and federal police had been searching the building for days, using blueprints to uncover any place where evidence or Le’s body could be hidden.