Family of slain Yale student sues university

This undated photo released by New Haven Police Dept., shows Yale graduate student Annie Le who disappeared on Sept. 8, 2009. Raymond Clark III, 24, a Yale lab technician was arrested Thursday Sept. 17, 2009 and charged with murdering the graduate student in the research building where they both worked. (AP Photo/New Haven Police Dept.)

September 6, 2011 4:15:13 PM PDT
The family of a Yale University graduate student killed in a research lab before her wedding day in 2009 is suing the school, claiming it had failed to adequately protect women on campus for years.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of Annie Le late Tuesday afternoon in New Haven Superior Court.

The strangled body of the 24-year-old Placerville, Calif., native was found at the Yale research lab on Sept. 13, 2009, the same day as her scheduled wedding and five days after she disappeared.

An animal research technician in the same building, Raymond Clark III, is serving 44 years in prison for the murder.

Yale officials say there's no basis for the lawsuit and no additional security measures could have prevented the killing.