September 14th, 2009
05:32 PM ET

Annie Le's Facebook page: A wall of tributes


The body found in a Yale University building over the weekend is that of student Annie Le, the Yale student missing for nearly a week, medical examiners said. The remains were found inside a basement wall in the medical research building.

Le, a 24-year-old graduate student, was last seen entering the building Tuesday morning. She was to be married Sunday.

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  1. justme

    She was voted "most likely to be the next Einstein" in highschool which made it even a bigger loss. All lives are precious, but a promising life like hers cut short is just beyond sad.

    On the speculation front, if someone wanted to kill her, they would not have done it in a place where their identity could be revealed. I think she must have accidentally walked in on someone who was committing some illegal/criminal act and that person killed her to prevent exposure.

    September 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  2. John

    This is very sad. My heart goes out to Ms. Le's family and her fiance's family. It seems to me the killer is someone who has access to the building. It could be a student, custodian, or a professor. Unfortunately, even when the killer is caught he will be able to live. Connecticut has no death penalty.

    September 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm |
  3. colby

    That young woman was targeted by someone she knew. The building had a limited access with the key cards, which I doubt were easy to come by. The crime was carried out during the morning hours while staff and students were there so there and going about routine activities and there was an ease and knowledge of these routines by the person who did this crime. Whoever it was did not seem to be afraid of being caught. It took several days to find Ms. Le in the walls of the basement.. This person knew her, was familiar with her and most probably her friend.

    My heart goes out to her family and friends and future husband for their loss and I hope for the swift capture of the person who did this. It won't help with the loss of her life, but it will help with the resolution of the crime. I am so sorry for your loss.

    September 14, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  4. Ara

    what a tragic ending. she is just starting to fulfill her dreams..a career,marriage....our hearts go out to her family.

    September 14, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    Yes I hope they find the person responsible for this too. But I don't feel any compassion at all from the ostensibly horrified posts above.

    September 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm |
  6. Anthony Ching

    The killer of Annie Le is documented because YALE only students were allowed in the building. The key card and survailance video holds the answers. It has to be a Yale student, someone she knew; not a stranger from off the street. Such a sad ending.

    September 14, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  7. Angela M

    This is so tragic and heartbreaking. Scares me to send my girls off to college..And her poor fiance and family ! Oh my goodness....I will pray for them....

    September 14, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  8. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    I think they have been watching the potential killers/people who entered that building/space and want to see how they will react to this news.

    Key card entry and survailance video will tag the person.

    September 14, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  9. evelyn jose

    my prayer's go out to Annie Le's family such a beautiful soul may god be with u all....

    September 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  10. Walt Worden

    I'm so saddened by this latest horror. A beautiful like unfulfilled.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  11. Melanie

    Wow, just so sad. I hope they can find the person responsible quickly before someone else gets killed.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  12. Imari Kariotis

    It's very sad when a life is ended way too soon. The fire alarm was pulled, have they dusted for prints? My heart goes out to her family and her soon to be family as well. There is really nothing that can be said to ease their pain. I hope they find whom ever did this to her and bring that party to justice.

    Rev. Imari Kariotis
    West Shores of the Salton Sea

    September 14, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  13. Lissa from Montreal

    Just a FYI: unless one is a FB friend of Annie Le's, the tributes cannot be seen.

    I also have to say, I cringed with the choice of words: Wall of Tribute. Despite the fact that Facebook uses the word "wall" for writings seen by the public, this woman's body was found in an actual basement wall. It seems inappropriate to use the word for tributes...

    September 14, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  14. Tammy, Houma, LA

    What a sad loss...my prayers are with her fiance, family, friends, and colleagues. I remember my doctoral community being so tight-knit. The idea that anyone would ever harm any of us was unfathomable. That is what makes this just so shocking and sad. May those who were touched by her life find peace.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  15. Djack

    This is such a tragedy....for an intelligent Yale student. I have the feeling that whoever killed her was either a jilted admirer or former friend who couldn't have her and instead killed her...I hope they catch him soon...There must be clues available and possibly inside camera photos unless they were blocked out. It had to be someone who knew her and was familiar with that building....let justice be done.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  16. Tim Gibson

    A lack of an arrest at this point, when a student is found inside a basement wall of the medical research building is without warrant.

    It is not your everyday Joe who would be able to murder a student and then hide the body inside the wall without being caught, or it is just another case of the inability of Police in our nation to protect the citizens but to continue to abuse their positions.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  17. Annie Kate

    What a horrible end to such a young promising life. I hope whoever did this to her is found and convicted. My condolences go to her family and the young man she was to marry. Its a shame such a happy time of life turned out so tragically.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm |