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Man charged in death of woman after Halloween party

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MONROE, Mich. (AP) -

A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a young woman who disappeared after a Halloween party in Monroe County in 2014.

Daniel Clay appeared in court Monday and said he's unemployed and needs a lawyer. He agreed when the prosecutor recommended that he be held in jail without bond.

Chelsea Bruck disappeared after attending a large party in Frenchtown Township, 35 miles south of Detroit. The 22-year-old's Poison Ivy villain costume was found about six months later at an industrial site, and her remains were discovered a few weeks later in a wooded area.

Bruck had been struck in the head.

Assistant prosecutor Michael Roehrig says Clay wasn't charged with first-degree murder because investigators don't believe the death was premediated. He was arrested Friday.

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