Man charged in death of runaway teen found in box - KMOV.com

Man charged in death of runaway teen found in box

CHICAGO (AP) -- A 46-year-old Chicago man is being held without bail, charged with murder in the death of a teenage runaway whose body was found in 2007 tied with cords and stuffed into a cardboard box.

 Chicago Police say William McIntosh was arrested Friday near his home. Authorities say his DNA has been linked to the crime. A judge ordered him to be held without bail Saturday.

Police say 17-year-old Marlaina "Niki" Reed was badly beaten and strangled. Someone had written "Evelyn" -- McIntosh's mother's name -- on the woman's left leg. The body was found in a Chicago alley.

The victim was a Danville native and had lived in Chicago for about two years. She was a habitual runaway and had lived in group homes.

It was not clear whether McIntosh has an attorney.

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