New Haven Police Department Officer Joe Avery said Monday that police believe that Annie Le GRD ’13 was targeted and her killing was not a random act.

Avery confirmed that the body was found in a mechanical chase, a compartment in the wall which runs from the basement to the roof which wires and other mechanics run through.

Asked whether police were focusing their attention on a suspected student – as some media reports have suggested – Avery said there are no students involved in the homicide investigation, adding that there are no suspects.

Avery said there will be a statement released this afternoon with more information.