(JollofNews) – Authorities in New Zealand have charged and remanded a Gambian man accused of killing a 22-year-old sex worker in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Sainey Marong, 32, who was living in the Christchurch suburb of Ilam, is said to have killed and set fire to Renee Duckmanton in May this year.
Miss Duckmanton’s burned body was found dumped on the verge of Main Rakaia Rd, 500m from State Highway 1 on May 15.
She was last seen a day earlier near the Peterborough and Manchester streets intersection in Christchurch’s red light district.
According to the New Zealand Herald, Marong (pictured) has been remanded in custody and
will appear at the High Court in Christchurch for a case review hearing on August 19.
At Marong’s first appearance at Christchurch District Court on May 27, the courtroom had to be cleared after her family hurled abuse at him and even lunged at him in the dock.
Police have said they believe Miss Duckmanton’s death was related to her work in the sex industry in central Christchurch.
Miss Duckmanton’s aunt Sue McGrath earlier said the death has “broken my family”.