18-year-old charged with murder of Jayde Kendall

18-year-old charged with murder of Jayde Kendall

Queensland police have charged an 18-year-old man, with the murder of schoolgirl Jayde Kendall.

The 16-year-old’s body was found yesterday in Upper Tenthill after a two week search, about 17 kilometres from where she lives in the town of Gatton.

Jayde was last seen on Friday August 14, when she got in to a red car at her highschool in Lockyer, with a man believed to be her friend.

He was initially questioned by police he was then released, after he told police he had dropped Jayde off safely and had not seen her since.

But following the discovery of her body yesterday, he has now been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

He will front Brisbane Magistrate’s Court today, likely charged with one count each of murder and interfering with a corpse.

Acting Detective Inspector Matt Howard says the discovery was made following a tip off from the member of the public.

“We asked members of the community to search their land and property for anything that was out of place,” Acting Inspector Howard said.

“And as a result, a member of the community contacted Crime Stoppers and led us to this area where we conducted a search and located the body.”

“At this stage there is no evidence to suggest that the male person wasn’t acting alone.”

Image: Queensland Police

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