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Yale Lab Technician Missing for Days Found

Police say they've found a missing Yale University lab technician who reportedly works at the building where a graduate student was killed in September.

West Haven police say 47-year-old John DiNello was found safe near his home in West Haven at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. No other details were released.

University spokesman Tom Conroy said DiNello hadn't shown up for work in four days and hadn't been seen at his home in nearly three days.

Police say the missing person case was not related to the strangling of Annie Le.

Another Yale lab technician, Raymond Clark III, is charged with murdering Le, 24, at a university research building.

DiNello takes daily medication and didn't have it with him, West Haven police Sgt. Martin Garcia said.

The Yale Daily News reported DiNello works at the building where 24-year-old Clark is alleged to have strangled Le and stuffed her body behind a wall.

Conroy couldn't confirm that DiNello worked there. He said DiNello works for the Yale Animal Resources Center, which offers services in several campus buildings.

Le, of Placerville, Calif., vanished Sept. 8 from the medical school research building where she and Clark worked. Her body was found days later on the day she was supposed to get married on Long Island.

Clark has not entered a plea in the Le case, but his public defender has said he intends to plead not guilty.

DiNello's aunt Phylliss DiNello called him a marvelous kid who's "loved by all."

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