23 Dec 2011

Family funeral for boy

12:46 pm on 23 December 2011

A funeral will be held on Friday afternoon for a teenager whose remains were found in an unmarked grave in a cemetery in Linwood, Christchurch.

Hayden Miles, 15, went missing on 22 August.

A man, 27, is charged with his murder.

A woman, 18, is charged with helping the accused avoid arrest. Another man, 35, is accused of robbing the teenager.

On Monday, after an extensive investigation of the Ruru lawn cemetery, police confirmed that human remains recovered there on 13 December were those of Hayden.

Hayden's family has asked that only close friends and family attend the service, in the suburb of Burnside.