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Facebook-loving teen remembered online

Mon 12 Dec 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Hayden Miles was 15 when he disappeared Tributes are flowing on Facebook for a Christchurch teenager who loved spending time on the social media site, on the day three people have appeared in court on various charge relating to the missing teenager, who is believed to have been murdered. The three were arrested yesterday on various charges relating to the disappearance of Hayden Peter Miles on 22 August, when he was 15. The Press reports a 27-year-old man charged with murdering the teenager appeared before Judge Raoul Neave at a court sitting at the men's prison. He was granted name suppression, all the details of the discussion were suppressed, and he was remanded in custody without plea until 22 December. An 18-year-old woman accused of being an accessory after the fact has been granted bail to her parents' house, on a 24 hour curfew. The Press reports 35-year-old Parklands man Timothy Kuka entered no plea to a charge of robbing Hayden of a cask of wine on 22 August. He has been remanded on bail, to enable a legal aid application to be processed. Police are today searching the Ruru Lawn Cemetery, based on information Hayden's body might be there. Five tribute pages and another for updates on the case have been set up for Hayden on Facebook, a place his family says the teenager, who had many friends in the glbt community, spent a lot of time. The many tributes include the messages "still struggling to understand why anyone would want to hurt you, missing you so much ♥" and "To the family of Hayden how sad and tragic and know everyone in Christchurch is behind you all love hugs and deepest sympathy."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 12th December 2011 - 5:02pm

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