Teenager, 19, who was arrested over murder of Keeley Bunker, 20, appears in court as police are granted extra time to quiz suspect
- Keeley Bunker, 20, vanished after a concert in Birmingham on Wednesday night
- Her body was recovered from a stream in Tamworth late on Thursday night
- A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Ms Bunker’s murder
- Staffordshire Police has been granted a further 36 hours to question the suspect
A teenage suspect arrested on suspicion of murdering 20-year-old Keeley Bunker appeared in court this morning.
The 19-year-old suspect was taken to North Staffordshire Justice Centre in an unmarked police car where magistrates granted officers an additional 36 hours to question him.
Police brought the suspect to court as a magistrate needed to grant a third custody extension.
Ms Bunker vanished after going to a gig by British rapper Aitch in Birmingham city centre on Wednesday night.
Staffordshire police were today granted an extra 36 hours to question the 19-year-old suspect in connection with the murder of Keeley Bunker, 20. The teenager, pictured in a white shirt crouching down in the back of this unmarked police car, was taken to North Staffordshire Justice Centre this morning
Keeley Bunker, pictured, was found dead on Thursday having gone missing after attending a concert in Birmingham on Wednesday night
Ms Bunker’s body was discovered on Thursday night in Wiggington Park, pictured
Friends and well-wishers laid floral tributes near the stream where Ms Bunker’s body was recovered on Thursday night
Her body was recovered from a stream in Wigginton Park, Tamworth on Thursday.
Forensic experts began searching the area for evidence shortly afterwards.
Ms Bunker’s body was removed from the scene to hospital where a post mortem was ordered.
Floral tributes were laid at the scene on Friday afternoon as friends addressed heartfelt messages to the young woman, with one giving her the nickname ‘Bunker Face’.
One message left at the scene read: ‘Keeley, sending you all my love, you will be missed by all. Rest well xox.’
Another said: ‘Keeley, I am going to miss you so so so much. Your laugh, smiley face and through and through beautiful soul!
‘You are going to be missed by everyone lucky enough to have ever met you! Miss you already so much, until we meet again, sleep tight.’
The group who laid the flowers hugged and placed their flowers by a tree before leaving the scene shortly after.
The entrance to the park was cordoned off to the public and officers stood guard at the scene as forensic officers continued work in three areas.
Staffordshire constabulary warned locals they will see an increased police presence over the coming days as they continue to investigate Ms Bunker’s murder