Teen found dead in wardrobe was killed in sex game

A murder suspect killed a 17-year-old girl he took back to his hostel for sex – sealing her body in a wardrobe with cling-film, a jury was told.

Wolverhampton Crown Court was told that the defendant, Ashley Foster, 'struck within hours of meeting Megan' and three days after being freed from jail.

The 24-year-old moved into a hostel for former inmates in Brierley Hill and was caught on CCTV taking the teenager into his room on April 16th 2017. Mr Crispin Aylett QC, prosecuting, alleges that Megan was never seen alive again because 'she had been murdered by him'.

None of the hostel's CCTV picked Megan up leaving the room and there is no other reliable evidence of her ever being seen alive again. 

The court was told yesterday that in notes, allegedly written by Foster to his family, he told how Megan’s death had happened as a result of a sex game gone wrong. The defendant did not return to the hostel for almost 24 hours, the court heard.

Over two weeks later, staff - who were concerned about the smell coming from the defendants room, returned when he was not in and discovered a badly decomposed body in his wardrobe. Megan was identified from dental records.

The pathologist was unable to confirm the cause of death during a post mortem examination but Foster's fingerprints were found on the cling film that sealed the wardrobe.

Foster has admitted preventing Megan's burial, however denies murder. The trial continues.


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