Timeline: Georgia Williams murder

Georgia Williams Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Georgia Williams's body was found in North Wales on 31 May

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.

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Image caption Georgia Williams was last seen alive at 19:30 BST on Sunday, 26 May

26 May 2013

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.

27 May

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.

28 May

Georgia is reported missing by her family.

29 May

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.

Media captionThe body was found in woodland, says Supt Nav Malik

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".

30 May

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.

31 May

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.

1 June

Reynolds appears at Telford Magistrates' Court charged with murder and is remanded in custody.

Media captionSteven Williams paid tribute to his daughter

Georgia's father Steven, a serving officer with West Mercia Police, pays tribute to his daughter, describing her as a "great girl".

2 June

A minute's silence is held in Georgia's memory and prayers are said at All Saints Church in Wellington.

3 June

Friends of Georgia Williams raise more than £1,800 to fund a permanent memorial to the teenager.

4 June

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.

Image caption Flowers were left at AFC Telford United's stadium, where Georgia used to work on match days

Reynolds appears via video link at Stafford Crown Court, charged with her murder.

5 June

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.

14 June

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.

Image caption Jamie Reynolds denied murder on 3 October

Georgia was a member of the local air cadet group and many of her friends provide a guard of honour at the church.

16 June

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.

3 October

At a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court Reynolds denies murdering Georgia.

2 December

Reynolds, 23, changes his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial at Stafford Crown Court.

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Image caption Reynolds was sentenced to a whole-life term in December 2013

19 December

Reynolds is sentenced to a whole-life term in prison at Stafford Crown Court.

The court hears Reynolds hanged Georgia in a meticulously planned and sexually motivated attack.

He had 16,800 images and 72 videos of extreme pornography on his computer.

These included images of women he knew in which ropes had been digitally added around their necks.

Mr Justice Wilkie said Reynolds "had the potential to progressing to become a serial killer".

A serious case review examining Reynolds' previous contact with police and other agencies is announced.

June 2014

The Independent Police Complaints Commission announces Devon and Cornwall Police will investigate the West Mercia force's previous dealings with Jamie Reynolds.

31 October 2014

Reynolds loses an appeal against his whole-life sentence at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The Court of Appeal ruled there was "no basis on which it can properly be argued that a whole-life order was not required".

Reynold's sentence for the "horrific" murder was "just", Lord Chief Justice Thomas says.

14 October 2015

The findings of the West Mercia Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements discretionary serious case review are published.

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