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Man arraigned in 1976 killing of Mizzou student

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A man accused of killing a former University of Missouri student 33 years ago has been arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder.

Johnny Wright, 65, of Lawrenceville, Ga., appeared Friday by video from the Boone County Jail. A preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 6.

He is accused in the death of 23-year-old Rebecca Doisy, who disappeared in August 1976.

The 23-year-old woman was a poet and waitress at a popular Columbia diner before she disappeared in August 1976. Her body has never been found.

Wright was detained in suburban Atlanta after seeking a criminal background check for a job application. The check revealed a warrant in the Doisy case issued in 1985.

Wright was transferred this week to the Boone County Jail.

Bond has been set at $100,000.

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