Man charged with murder of missing NSW bride-to-be

UPDATE: THE CLEANER at Leeton High School has officially being charged with the murder of bride-to-be Stephanie Scott.

He will be transported to Griffith Local Court shortly and is expected to appear before a magistrate this afternoon

Earlier, police located the car belonging to Ms Scott.


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The red Mazda 3 sedan was found off Griffth Road, leading out of Leeton in the NSW Riverina.

A search is currently underway for her body.

Picture: Nine News

Picture: Nine News

UPDATE: IT’S been revealed the cleaner at the school where missing woman Stephanie Scott worked is being questioned by police over her disappearance.

The Nine Network reports 24-year-old Vincent Standford is currently in police custody and is expected to be charged with Ms Scott’s murder after police allegedly found blood in his car and a photograph of what is believed to be a burnt body on his phone.

Mr Stanford was arrested yesterday evening at a home on Maiden Avenue and taken to a police station for questioning over the disappearance.

Police have not yet found Ms Scott’s body but believe he knows where it is.

Ms Scott had been excitedly planning her wedding to her childhood sweetheart and a week from the big day went to her workplace, Leeton High School, to finish a hand over to a teacher replacing her while she was on honeymoon in Tahiti.

But she’s not been seen since Sunday and on Wednesday afternoon her family hired a helicopter to fly over the many irrigation ditches, creek crossings and bridges around Leeton, southeast of Griffith.

New South Wales Police expected Mr Stanford will appear before Griffith Local Court later today.

Officers still have not located Ms Scott and ask that anyone who may have seen her or her car – a red Mazda 3 sedan with registration BZ-19-CD – to contact police.

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