Man charged with murder after teen’s body found in mineshaft

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged over the murder of Melbourne teenager Cayleb Hough whose body was found dumped in a shallow mineshaft earlier this year.

The 17-year-old boy’s remains were found in the Lerderderg State Park at Bacchus Marsh, around 50km west of Melbourne’s CBD, on Thursday 10 March.

Detectives from Victoria’s Missing Persons Squad arrested a 28-year-old man from Kawarren on Friday.


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He was officially charged with one count of murder yesterday.

He faced Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning where he was remanded in custody to re-appear on Thursday 2 June 2016.