Timeline: Georgia Williams murder
- 2 December 2013
- From the section Shropshire
A 23-year-old man has admitted killing a teenager from Telford.
Jamie Reynolds was due to stand trial at Stafford Crown Court for the murder of Georgia Williams, 17, but changed his plea on the first day.
Reynolds, of Avondale Road in Wellington, Shropshire, is due to be sentenced later this month after psychiatric reports have been prepared.
The case dates back to May when Georgia disappeared but the hunt for a missing person soon became a murder inquiry.
At 19:30 BST Georgia leaves her home in Wellington and tells family she is going to stay with friends. Last texts are sent from her phone at 20:00.
Later in the inquiry, police say they believe she was killed at some time between 20:00 and 21:00.
Sometime after midday, Reynolds is believed to have left Wellington in his silver Toyota Hiace van and travelled through Oswestry, Rhyl, Chester and Kendal on his way to Glasgow.
Georgia is reported missing by her family.
Reynolds is arrested in a hotel in Glasgow on suspicion of kidnap. Police search two properties in Glasgow as well as Reynolds' home in Avondale Road, Wellington.
West Mercia Police make appeals directly to Georgia to come home, but at the same time say her disappearance is "out of character" and they fear she "may have come to harm".
Reynolds, now back in Telford, is questioned by officers on suspicion of murder.
Officers release details of the route Reynolds took to Glasgow and appeal for help in tracking his movements and identifying where Georgia is buried.
A body is found by police searching woodland off the Nant-y-Garth Pass, near Ruthin, in north Wales.
Reynolds is formally charged with the murder of Georgia.
Reynolds appears at Telford Magistrates' Court charged with murder and is remanded in custody.
Georgia's father Steven, a serving officer with West Mercia Police, pays tribute to his daughter, describing her as a "great girl".
A minute's silence is held in Georgia's memory and prayers are said at All Saints Church in Wellington.
Friends of Georgia Williams raise more than £1,800 to fund a permanent memorial to the teenager.
Police formally confirm the body found at Nant-y-Garth Pass is that of Georgia, identified by her dental records.
A post mortem examination reveals she died due to pressure applied to her neck and an inquest is opened.
Reynolds appears via video link at Stafford Crown Court, charged with her murder.
Tributes are paid to Georgia by her family and friends. Her sister Scarlett said she was "the best little sister you could ever wish for".
Her former head teacher later describes her as an "enthusiastic" person who threw herself into everything "with passion".
Flowers are laid outside AFC Telford United's stadium, where Georgia, a fan, also helped as a match day volunteer.
Later, a charitable trust fund is set up in her name to encourage young people in Telford to volunteer in the community and access activities.
Hundreds of people attend Georgia's funeral at All Saints Church in Wellington. The funeral cortege is given a police motorbike escort through the town.
Georgia was a member of the local air cadet group and many of her friends provide a guard of honour at the church.
AFC Telford United create a trophy in memory of Georgia.
The club said the United For Georgia Trophy would be awarded annually to a young volunteer who gave their time to the club.
Later, AFC Telford hold a minute's applause before a match and players wear armbands in her memory.
At a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court Reynolds denies murdering Georgia.
Reynolds, 23, changes his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial at Stafford Crown Court.