Jayde Kendall's accused killer awaiting report results

THE man accused of murdering Gatton teen Jayde Amanda Kendall has had his matter mentioned briefly in court.

Lockyer Waters man Brenden Jacob Bennetts, 19, was charged with Miss Kendall's murder following the discovery of her body earlier this year.

Defence solicitor Brendan Ryan told Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday he was still waiting for the results of several reports before the matter could proceed.

He said those reports included pathology and soil analysis.

Mr Bennetts was not in court for the brief proceeding.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess adjourned the matter until February 24.

Miss Kendall was last seen on August 14 getting into a red Toyota Corolla outside Lockyer District High School.

She was reported missing the following day, sparking a highly-publicised police search across the region.

Her body was found 13 days later, dumped in a paddock off Allens Rd, Upper Tenthill, following a tip-off.

Mr Bennetts has not applied for bail and remains in custody at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre at Wacol.


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