A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod in Plymouth.
A body believed to be the missing 18-year-old was found near the beach at Bovisand on Tuesday afternoon, about seven miles from the place where she was last seen.
Cody Ackland, wearing a gray tracksuit and a blue face mask, appeared in Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday and was remanded in custody for appearing at the city’s Crown Court on Monday.
The 24-year-old spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth during the brief hearing.
The presiding judge Louise Ferris told him: “Mr Ackland, you will be sent to trial at the Crown Court in Plymouth and you will appear there for a preliminary hearing and you will be remanded in custody until 29 November.”
Ms McLeod’s family has been informed and is being supported by specialists, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
The teenager left her home in Leigham around 6pm and was last seen waiting at a bus stop near her house when she entered the city.
Hundreds of people gathered at the place she was last seen to hold a candle guard in her memory.
A bank of flowers dotted with candles has been laid by local residents over the past few days.
Donna McLeod, the victim’s mother, thanked the audience for all the love and support her family has received over the past few days.
“Thank you for doing everything you could to try to find her and bring our baby home,” she said.