Police officials in Massachusetts have linked a 14-year-old high-school student to the murder of math teacher 24 year old Colleen Ritzer through video surveillance and his own words.
HS freshman Philip Chism was charged as an adult for first-degree murder. He was ordered held without bail in Salem, Massachusetts.
A criminal complaint states authorities "learned from an interview of the juvenile suspect and video surveillance recovered at the school" that the suspect assaulted and killed Ritzer and then dumped her body.
Ms. Ritzer was found just after midnight in the woods near the school, about a half-hour outside Boston. Blood was found in a second-floor bathroom at the school, according to public safety authorities.