A 42-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of pregnant schoolgirl Amy Williams, 14.
Amy disappeared after leaving a family party
Philip Raymond Powell, of Telford, was remanded in custody by Telford magistrates. He is also accused of committing a sexual act on the girl.
Amy was found strangled on 27 December in a graveyard in Madeley, Shropshire.
She had left a family party in Sutton Hill late on Boxing Day. Her body was found the following day by a man visiting a grave in the churchyard.
She was naked except for a pair of pink socks when her body was discovered.
Mr Powell, of Singleton, Sutton Hill, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth during the two-minute hearing,
No application for bail was made on his behalf and he was remanded in custody to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on 24 January.