Search resumes for Stephanie Scott’s body

Search resumes for Stephanie Scott’s body

NSW police are continuing their search for the body of 26-year-old Leeton woman Stephanie Scott today, as the community mourns the loss of a loved teacher.

Ms Scott had been missing since Sunday, when she was last seen at her workplace, Leeton High School.

Police yesterday charged 24-year-old Vincent Stamford, a cleaner from the school, with her murder.

He has been refused bail and remanded in custody, will the case adjourned until June.

Police also located Ms Scott’s car, but are yet to find her body, and are appealing for assistance from the public.

They are also looking for a white Toyota Hilux space cab.

Meanwhile, students, staff and members of the community have turned the front gates of Leeton High School in to a memorial for Ms Scott, with yellow ribbons, balloons and flowers.

Mayor of Leeton Shire Council Paul Mateham said the town is devastated by the tragedy.

“[She was] just so well-loved by so many, and then to think her wedding day was planned for tomorrow with Aaron, and to have this happen now is just so distressing and just devastating,” he told the ABC.

Mr Mateham says the council is ready to help out in any way it can.

“Today we’re opening up the doors of our council chambers to allow the teachers and students to come in to have counselling.

“So we’re doing whatever we can and we know the Education Department is doing whatever it can to help people through this terrible, terrible experience.”

The Scott family now faces the devastating task of cancelling a wedding, with Ms Scott due to marry her high school sweetheart Aaron Leeson-Wooley tomorrow.

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