The burned body of a missing Australian school teacher has been found in a national park.
A mobile phone signal helped police locate the remains of 26-year-old Stephanie Scott near a dirt road in dense bush.
believe she died before her body was dumped at the isolated spot in
Cocoparra National Park, more than 70km from the town of Leeton.
Her partner of five years, Aaron Leeson-Woolley, was to have married her yesterday but now is bracing for her funeral.
English and drama teacher was last seen at Leeton High School on Easter
Sunday, where she was preparing lessons for her replacement ahead of
her wedding and honeymoon in Tahiti.
Police charged school
cleaner Vincent Stanford, 24, with her murder on Thursday after
reportedly discovering blood at the rear of his ute and pictures of a
burned body on his camera.
Yesterday her fiance visited a makeshift memorial to Scott and her sister invited people to attend a memorial picnic lunch.
sister shared a heartbreaking post on social media – a poem she wrote
for the wedding. It came as brides across the country honoured the young
woman by sharing bridal photos with the hashtag #putyourdressout, and
the Leeton community mourned Scott by wearing yellow and holding
Businesses tied ribbons and balloons to their shopfronts and collected donations for the family.
It is understood the accused’s mother and brother helped police with their investigation.
two truck drivers told police they saw a man speed off in a white ute
on Sunday after throwing a bag into an irrigation channel. Sydney police
divers later recovered a red laptop.
School keys given to Scott
before her death were allegedly found at Stanford’s home. He allegedly
gave misleading information about being at the school on Sunday, the
Daily Telegraph reported.