A search warrant released on Monday and shows that police seized Jennifer Hromadka’s lanyard and saliva to compare to evidence found at the crime scene. Hromadka and Clark both worked as Yale lab technicians and lived together in Middletown.
Hromadka’s attorney, Robert Berke, previously said his client's DNA was collected in the case and he told The Associated Press in December that it was unclear why authorities wanted her DNA. He said he had been told that Hromadka was not a suspect.
Le's body was found Sept. 13, on the day she was scheduled to get married. Her body was hidden in a wall recess in the basement of the Yale animal lab.
Police found the lanyard on Sept. 16 while searching the couple’s home and said they conducted the DNA analysis to determine whether or not Hromadka was the only source of DNA found on the lanyard, a sock and a pen.
“Obtaining a confirmatory DNA sample from the source of the DNA found in these items will help investigators prove or disprove any involvement Jennifer Hromadka may have had in the murder of Annie Le,” the search warrant states.
The warrant does not include the DNA results but Hromdaka has not been charged in connection with the case. Clark is the only person to be charged in the case.