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Man admits to murdering chef whose body was never found

Man admits to murdering chef whose body was never found
A man has admitted to killing NSW woman Allecha Boyd, whose grave has never been found.
Samuel John Shephard pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of the Wagga Wagga chef when he appeared before the NSW Supreme Court on Friday.
The pre-trial admission may entitle him to a small reduction on his sentence, which is to be handed down in February 2020.
Shephard, aged in his 30s, has also pleaded guilty to drug supply.
Ms Boyd was last seen travelling as a passenger in a green Subaru between Wagga Wagga and Coolamon, 40km away, on August 10, 2017.
Allecha Boyd's grave has never been found. (Supplied)
Tracey Lee King, a Coolamon woman aged in her 30s, also appeared before the court on Friday, pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact between October 2017 and August 2018.
She is due to be sentenced in December.
A third offender, Anthony Shane Hagan, aged in his early 20s, was jailed for almost five years after admitting in late 2018 to burying Ms Boyd's body.
Despite his confession and police scouring six areas of Lester State Forest, southwest of Coolamon, her gravesite is yet to be found.
© AAP 2019