Daniel Clay bound over for trial in Chelsa Bruck murder

- The man charged with killing Chelsea Bruck has been bound over for trial.

Daniel Clay was in Monroe County Court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday where the judge determined the evidence was enough for a murder trial.

The 27-year-old man is facing open murder charges after the Wayne County Medical Examiner said Bruck died from blunt force trauma to the head in October of 2014.

Bruck, 22, went missing after attending a Halloween Party with hundreds of others in Frenchtown Township. Clay would later tell police that the two met at the party and had rough sex afterward in his car.

Two days later the sheriff's office took a missing persons report from her family. The party was the last time Chelsea was seen alive. Countless searches for her turned up nothing until April 2015 when investigators say fabric from her hand-made Halloween costume of comic villain Poison Ivy with green leaves was recovered in Flat Rock.

On April 24 of 2015 Chelsea's decomposed body was found in a wooded area. The sheriff's department said at the time of his arrest and arraignment that Clay knew details that only the killer would know.
 

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