New affidavits released today show that police found blood in "plain view" in alleged Yale murderer Raymond Clark's Connecticut home just days before he was arrested.
Clark is charged with the September murder of 24-year-old Yale grad student Annie Le.
According to the 80-page arrest warrant, New Haven police found a blood-like substance on the floor of Clark's Middletown, Conn., home. It was later tested positive for a presence of blood but the warrant did not specify whether it matched the DNA of Clark or Le.
Also among the more than 700 items of evidence police obtained while searching Clark's belongings were three cellphones, including an iPhone, a blackberry and a pink Motorola phone. The ownership of these items was not made clear in the affidavit.
Several pairs of scrub pants, a fishing tackle kit equipped with a fishing line and tackle, as well as white sneakers with unknown "reddish stains" were also found in Clark's car.
Video surveillance from Sept. 8, the day Le is believed to have been murdered, show Clark wearing white sneakers.
Hairs and fibers were also found in Clark's car, according to the warrant.
These addition details emerge after last month's release of the search warrant, in which authorities described seeing the accused murderer moving a box of wipes to hide a blood spatter in the room where Le was killed, later crouching down in front of surprised investigators to scrub a drainage area with scouring pads.
The arrest warrant also revealed that police found a blood stained medical scrub found along with Clark's boots, that were marked with the letters "Ray-C." Clark's signature green pen was found with the victim's body, the document states.
In addition, Clark's DNA was found on items that were discovered with the body.
In his ruling releasing the warrants, Superior Court Judge Roland Fasano ordered that six segments of the warrants be blocked from public view because they contained information he determined was "inflammatory" and "unfairly prejudicial to the defendant."
Nevertheless, the warrant contained evidence of a very violent struggle between Le and her attacker.
In room G13 where Le was killed, there was a "possible medium velocity blood-like spray pattern on the wall," it states. Blood was found on a sock, a lab coat, rubber gloves and medical scrubs. When Le's body was found, she was wearing rubber gloves that she used while working in the lab, but the thumb on one glove was exposed. Her alleged attacker, Clark, had a scratch on his face and one on his left bicep.
In addition, when her body was discovered, much of the hidden area was smeared with blood-like stains, the warrant states. Details about the state of Le's body are redacted in the warrant.
The arrest warrant also notes that in the week before Le's disappearance, security key cards indicated that Clark has suddenly developed an interest in the rooms where Le worked, entering room G13 and G22 as often as 11 times a day. Previously, Clark entered those rooms only three times a day, the report states.
Le, 24, was first reported missing on Sept. 8, when her roommate said she hadn't returned after class. After days of searching, investigators found her body on Sept. 13 - the day she was scheduled to get married - in the Ivy League lab where she worked.