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Megan Bills: Murder charge over body in wardrobe

Megan Louise Bills Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption The body of Megan Bills was discovered at a property in Brierley Hill in May

A man arrested after a teenager's body was found in a wardrobe wrapped in clingfilm has denied her murder.

The body of Megan Bills, 17, was discovered at a property in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, in May.

Ashley Foster, 24, was initially charged with preventing her burial, which he admitted, but has since been charged with her murder.

Foster, of no fixed address, is charged with murdering Miss Bills up to three weeks before her body was found.

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Evidence review

The case has been adjourned until January, when Foster will stand trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Det Insp Caroline Corfield, of West Midlands Police, said: "In the very early stages of this investigation Ashley Foster was charged with the offence of preventing a lawful burial.

"The investigation team has maintained close communication with the Crown Prosecution Service as the case has progressed and, following a recent review of the evidence, Foster has today been charged with the murder of Megan Bills."

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