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Alyssiah Wiley Murder: Boyfriend held on $1 million bond in murder of Eastern Connecticut State Univ. student, report says

Alyssiah Wiley, 20, was found dead Friday in a wooded section of eastern Connecticut; he boyfriend is charged with her murder.
CBS Connecticut

(CBS/AP) - Jermaine Richards, a Bridgeport, Conn. man, will plead not guilty to murder and kidnapping charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend, 20-year-old Alyssiah Wiley, according to Richards' lawyer. Wiley was a student at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Wiley's remains were found in a wooded area of Trumbull, Conn. Friday. A psychology major from West Haven, she had been missing since April 20. She disappeared in Willimantic, near the university's campus.

Richards, 30,  was arraigned Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court and held on $1 million bond, the Hartford Courant reported. Richards turned himself in Saturday, and state police spent hours seizing evidence from his home, according to the report.

Police haven't said how Wiley was killed. Cadaver dogs reportedly found her remains at 10 a.m. Friday after a search that spanned much of Eastern Connecticut.

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