Shane Lee Mays, 29, is charged tonight with Havant Thicket murder of Louise Smith, 16

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Enterprise News and Pictures 27/5/20 Pic shows: Shane Mays. 29, who has been arrested along with his wife, Chazlynn Jayne Mays, 29, known as Cjay, on suspicion of murdering Louise Smith, aged 16, whose body was discovered in woodland in Hampshire on Thursday after she went missing on VE Day. Shane has been arrested for murder and Cjay for assisting an offender. Police found Louise's remains in Havant Thicket. Louise had been staying with her cousin Cjay at the home of the couple in Havant, after allegedly being placed there by social services. Police forensic teams searched their home on Friday and the couple were originally arrested for suspected kidnapping on May 15 and then released on bail. Hampsire Police have appealed for help from the public to assist their murder investigation, and said: " Our priority remains focused on finding out what happened to Louise after she was last seen, and we are appealing for your help to piece together her final movements so we can bring whoever is responsible to justice." She was last seen around midday on VE Day in Somborne Drive. "We also have CCTV footage which shows her entering Tesco Metro on Greywell Road shortly before 7.30pm the day before - Thursday 7 May. This location is only a short walk from where Louise was staying at Ringwood House, Somborne Drive, Havant. "We are keen to trace her movements from the Somborne Drive and Greywell Road area, up to the site where she was discovered in Havant Thicket. It is possible this travel may have taken place at any time from 7.30pm on the 7th May, or on VE Day itself." Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Mackechnie said:“This is now a murder investigation and our focus is to identify who is responsible. To do this it is crucial that we capture as much information as possible regarding the moments leading up to her death." Chazlynn Mays' sister Cassie Rawlinson, who lives in Portsmouth, Hampshire, has spoken to

Shane Lee Mays, 29, has been charged tonight with murdering Louise Smith, aged 16, whose body was discovered in woodland in Hampshire last Thursday after she went missing on VE Day.

Shane Mays on his wedding day

Havant Police released a statement this evening stating that Mays, of Somborne Drive, Havant, has been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

He will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday) morning.

His wife, Chazlynn Jayne Mays, 29, known as Cjay, (pictured above) who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail.

Police found Louise’s remains in Havant Thicket. Louise had been staying with her cousin Cjay at the home of the couple in Havant.

Louise Smith’s body was found in Havant Thicket

Police forensic teams searched their home on Friday and the couple were originally arrested for suspected kidnapping on May 15 and then released on bail.

Louise Smith

Hampshire Police previously said Louise Smith “was last seen around midday on VE Day in Somborne Drive,” and added: “We also have CCTV footage which shows her entering Tesco Metro on Greywell Road shortly before 7.30pm the day before – Thursday 7 May. This location is only a short walk from where Louise was staying at Ringwood House, Somborne Drive, Havant.”

Last CCTV image of Louise Smith, 16, at a Tesco Metro store in Greywell Road, Havant, at about 7.30pm on May 7. She was last seen at midday on May 8 in Somborne Drive, Havant.

 

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