Kieran Williams, 18, was reported missing in April but was found tragically dead earlier this week – now police have arrested five people in connection with his murder
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Two men have been charged with murder after the body of a missing teenager was discovered after a six-week search.
Kieran Williams, 18, was found dead in Sunderland on June 2 following an extensive search following his disappearance on April 18.
Two men, both aged 19, were arrested and charged with murder.
They are due to appear before judges in South Tyneside tomorrow (Monday 6 June).
Two other men, aged 20 and 28, and a woman, aged 46, were also arrested in connection with the investigation and are on police bail pending further investigation.
The alarm was first raised by Kieran’s family after he failed to return to his home on Esplanade West in Sunderland.
Cops conducted house-to-house searches, combing through CCTV and analyzing telecom data to find Kieran.
But after Thursday’s grim discovery, police informed his family of the “unimaginable.”
Northumbria Police Inspector Matt Steel, who led the investigation into Kieran’s disappearance, said: “Our thoughts go out to Kieran’s loved ones at this unimaginable time.
“Over the past few weeks we have conducted an extensive investigation into the disappearance and alleged murder of Kieran and I would like to thank everyone for their continued patience and cooperation.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the team of officers and staff who have worked tirelessly on this case and everyone who has come forward with information to support our inquiries.
“Now that charges have been brought against these two suspects, I would ask the public to refrain from speculation – both on social media and in the wider community – that could jeopardize the trial.”
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