A killer who strangled a 17-year-old girl and dumped her body in woodland before fleeing to Scotland has admitted murder.
Jamie Reynolds, who previously denied the charge, pleaded guilty to the murder of Georgia Williams during a hearing at Stafford Crown Court.
The 23-year-old was at the centre of a UK-wide manhunt in May after killing Georgia in their home town of Wellington, Shropshire, and dumping her body in woodland near Wrexham.
Reynolds, wearing a dark suit, a striped shirt and a purple tie, sat with his head bowed in the dock after entering his plea on what was scheduled to the first day of a three-week trial.
The shop worker, of Avondale Road, Wellington, was arrested at a hotel in Glasgow on May 29 this year, three days after his victim was reported missing.
Georgia, a member of the Air Training Corps who planned to join the RAF as a paramedic, knew Reynolds and is believed to have been killed at an address in Wellington.
The teenager's body was found around 50 miles miles away, off the Nant-y-Garth pass.