A man, 31, has been charged with murder after the body of 18-year-old Lily Sullivan was found near a pond on Welch Beauty Spot.
- The body of Lily Sullivan, 18, was found in Pembrokeshire early Friday morning
- Louis Haines, 31, of the Flemish court, Lamfe, charged with the murder of the teenager
- Police said he will appear in Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday
Lily Sullivan, whose body was found in Pembroke Mill Pond
A man has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old woman in Pembrokeshire.
Louis Haines, 31, of the Flemish court, Lamfe, is charged with the murder of Lily Sullivan.
The teen was found near Mill Pond, in Pembroke, in the early hours of Friday morning.
“Lily was a kind and caring daughter who will be sorely missed by all,” Miss Sullivan’s family said in a statement.
Dyfed-Powys police confirmed that Haines will appear in Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
Lilly’s body was found in the pools of a camel spot in the shadow of Pembroke Castle in West Wales in the early hours of Friday morning.
Investigators pleaded for information about Lilly’s death while trying to determine her final movements.
Lilly is believed to have been out with her friends in a West Wales town from around 7.30pm on Thursday and officers want to speak to anyone who has seen her.
Detective Sobt Paul Jones said: “I would like to thank everyone who contacted the police with information, which helps us build a picture of what happened to Lily.
“I would also like to thank the community for their support while the investigation continues.”
Forensic officers work near Pembroke Castle in West Wales where Lilly’s body was found
A large police collar installed over the weekend has now been removed
Her body was recovered from Pembroke Mill Pond – a popular area for tourists visiting the traditional market town – at around 4 am.
The large collar that had been erected around the ponds has now been removed.
Dyfed Powys Police said Lily was out with her friends in town from about 7.30pm on Thursday,
They said Lily was wearing a cropped white shirt, blue jeans with torn knees, a white belt and black shoes. She had a visible spider tattoo on her chest, and her hair was bleached black from the front.
The spokesman added: ‘Her family is supported by specialized officers.’
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, through the force’s designated public portal or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.
In an online tribute, girlfriend Mina Williams wrote: ‘I’ll never forget our age when we grew up together, it feels like it was yesterday.
The moments you shared with all of us will always speak to the wonderful person you were. May you rest in peace Lily Sullivan.
The old corn mill was constructed by Pembroke Mill Pond shortly after the foundation of the castle and awarded to the Knights Templar in 1199
The castle was the birthplace of Henry Tudor and was the original seat of the Earldom Pembroke family and dates back to 1093. It is the largest privately owned castle in Wales.