Yale holds memorial for slain student Annie Le

NEW HAVEN - (AP) - Yale University has said its formalgoodbyes to Annie Le, the 24-year-old graduate student foundstrangled last month behind a wall in a medical school building'slaboratory.

Classmates, professors and others gathered Monday at Yale'shistoric Battell Chapel for a memorial service that was open onlyto members of the Yale community.

University President Richard Levin remembered Le as a modelstudent, a child of immigrants who was at the same time bright,caring, loving and spontaneous.

Le, originally from Placerville, Calif., worked on a team thatexperimented on mice as part of research into enzymes that couldhave implications for treatment of cancer, diabetes and musculardystrophy.

She disappeared from the lab on Sept. 8 and her body was foundfive days later.

Raymond Clark III, a 24-year-old former Yale University labtechnician, has been charged with her murder.

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