A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Bobbi-Anne McLeod who vanished from a bus stop in Plymouth on the way to meet her boyfriend on Saturday.
Her body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon close to the beach at Bovisand, about seven miles from where she was last seen.
Cody Ackland, who was arrested on Tuesday, has now been charged with Ms McLeod’s murder, Devon and Cornwall Police said this morning.
He is due to appear at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court later today.
Bobbi-Anne was reported missing on Saturday evening and was found dead on Tuesday close to the coastal path and car park above Bovisand beach
The 18-year-old’s family has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
The force said on Thursday there was ‘no known link’ between Ms McLeod and the suspect.
Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Leaper said investigators were not seeking anyone else in connection with the killing.
Ms McLeod left her home in Leigham at about 6pm and was last seen waiting at a bus stop close to her house as she made her way into town.
Family, friends and members of the public gather by Sheepstor Road bus stop for a candlelit vigil for Bobbi-Anne yesterday
Huge crowds gathered yesterday night as the people of Plymouth went to pay their respects
Hundreds of people gathered by the spot she was last seen to hold a candlelit vigil in her memory.
A bank of flowers dotted with candles has been laid by local residents over the past few days.
Donna McLeod, the victim’s mother, was very distressed during the vigil but was able to thank the crowd for all the love and support her family has received over the last few days.
‘Thank you for doing everything to try and find her and bring our baby home,’ she said.
Louie Leach, 17, Bobbi-Anne’s grieving boyfriend is being comforted by her family