The Siskiyou Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/Uz3wxk) that 57-year-old Edward Henline, Sr. entered the plea during an arraignment in the far Northern California county of Siskiyou on Monday.
Henline was arrested last week in the disappearance of Hannah Zaccaglini from the community of McCloud.
His son, 35-year-old Edward Henline, Jr., of Klamath Falls, Ore. has also been arrested in the case. He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and being an accessory.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department has not said exactly what led them to Henline, Jr. and Henline, Sr. They say Zaccaglini was last seen walking with the elder Henline near his house in McCloud.
A judge set Henline, Sr.'s bail at $500,000 and ordered him back to court on Dec. 11.