A man has appeared in court for the murder of teenage Bobby Ann MacLeod in Plymouth.
A body, believed to be that of the missing 18-year-old, was found Tuesday afternoon near the beach in Bovisand, about seven miles from where it was last seen.
Cody Oakland, who wore a gray tracksuit and a blue face mask, appeared in Plymouth District Court on Friday and was remanded in custody to appear in the city’s Crown Court on Monday.
The 24-year-old only spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth during the brief hearing.
Chief Justice Louise Ferris said to him: “Mr. Ackland, you are on trial at Crown Court in Plymouth and will appear there for a preliminary hearing and will be held in your custody until 29 November.”
Devon and Cornwall Police said Ms McLeod’s family had been informed and supported by specialist officers.
The teen left her home in Legam around 6 p.m. and was last seen waiting at a bus stop near her home as she made her way into town.
Hundreds of people gathered near where she was last seen to hold a vigil by candlelight in her memory.
Locals have placed a bunch of candle-dotted flowers over the past few days.
The victim’s mother, Donna McLeod, thanked the crowd for all the love and support her family had received over the past few days.
“Thank you for doing everything to try to find her and bring our baby home,” she said.