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John DiNello Found: Yale Lab Technician Found Safe Near Home

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Police say they've found a Yale University employee who was missing for several days.

Police say 47-year-old John DiNello was found safe near his home in West Haven at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. Police declined to release other details, saying their investigation was done.

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.

DiNello's sister, Gabrielle, said the case wasn't a disappearance, "just a lack of communication."

Police say it had nothing to do with the strangling of Annie Le (LAY'), a Yale student killed in a university research building in September.

DiNello is a sanitation worker who works at various medical buildings on campus.

(This version CORRECTS that employee wasn't a lab tech.)

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