13 Dec 2011

Remains recovered at cemetery in search for teen

6:53 pm on 13 December 2011

Police investigating the killing of a Christchurch teenager have recovered human remains at a cemetery in the suburb of Linwood.

Hayden Miles was 15 when he went missing in late August this year.

The remains were recovered from a site Ruru Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.

Police have been searching a site there for a few days after receiving information from one of the several hundred people interviewed as part of their investigation.

Three tents have been erected over the site, which is guarded.

A formal identification of the remains has not yet been made and a post-mortem is expected to be held on Wednesday.

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court charged with Hayden Miles' murder.

A woman, aged 18, has been charged with helping him avoid arrest, while a third person, Timothy Kuka, is accused of robbing the teenager.