COURTROOM VIDEO: Murder arraignment in death of Danvers, Mass. teacher

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October 23, 2013, 1:16 pm
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(NECN) - 14-year-old Philip Chism has been ordered held without bail in the killing of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer.

The body of the math teacher was found in the woods near Danvers High School in Massachusetts.

Police started investigating after Ritzer was reported missing late Tuesday night because she had not returned home from work and was not answering her cellphone.

Investigators found blood in a second-floor school bathroom and soon located the victim.

Chism also was reported missing Tuesday after not coming home from school. He was spotted walking along a road in neighboring Topsfield at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

All Danvers public schools were closed Wednesday.

He is due back in court Nov. 22.

Tags: Danvers, Philip Chism, Colleen Ritzer, math teacher
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