updated 12/11/2009 8:19:24 AM ET 2009-12-11T13:19:24

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.

The Yale Daily News reported DiNello worked at the same building.

Image: Annie Le
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Graduate student Annie Le was killed in the Yale lab she worked in.
Earlier, police said that DiNello takes daily medication and that he didn't have it with him.

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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