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Bridgeport Man Charged In Murder Of Eastern Connecticut State University Student

Jermaine Richards, 30, Surrendered On Saturday
Alyssiah Wiley (credit: Conn. State Police)

Alyssiah Wiley (credit: Conn. State Police)

TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport man has been charged with murder in the death of an Eastern Connecticut State University student a day after her body was found in a wooded area of Trumbull.

State police say 30-year-old Jermaine Richards surrendered Saturday to face murder and kidnapping charges in the death of Alyssiah Wiley. Authorities confirmed earlier in the day that remains found Friday were the missing student.

The 20-year-old Wiley was reported missing from the school on April 24. She was last seen April 20 in Willimantic en route to the university’s campus.

State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance says Richards is being held on $2 million bail. He is due in Bridgeport Superior Court on Monday.

Investigators say they seized unspecified evidence from Richards’ home.

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