Missing Yale Lab Tech Found Near Home

A police officer stands at the perimeter of a cordoned-off area surrounding the research building at the Yale University School of Medicine complex where the body of Yale graduate student Annie Le was found, Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/George Ruhe)
AP Photo/George Ruhe
Last Updated 9:08 a.m. ET

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 at a university research building.

University officials could not confirm a report by The Yale Daily News that DiNello works in the same building. Conroy said DiNello works for the Yale Animal Resources Center, which offers services in several campus buildings.