20 Sep 2011

Murder-accused denied bail

1:55 pm on 20 September 2011

The man accused of killing a woman who went missing eight years ago in the Hauraki Plains has again been denied bail.

Mark Pakenham is charged with the murder of 32-year-old Sara Neithe.

Ms Neithe was last seen in 2003 on her way to visit Mr Pakenham's Kaihere home. Her body has never been found.

Mr Pakenham, 49, was arrested in August this year and denied bail at his first court appearance.

He appeared in the Thames Distict Court on Tuesday seeking electronic bail.

The judge declined his application but suppressed all details.

Mr Pakenham will reappear in court in December.