The man accused of murdering schoolgirl Tia Sharp was committed for trial at the Old Bailey today after hearing the charges against him read out via video link.
The voice of 37-year-old Stuart Hazell cracked as he was asked to confirm his address in New Addington in south London - the same place where a body was found.
Hazell was dressed in a T-shirt and sat alone at a table with a policewoman standing behind him at Sutton police station.
Stuart did not enter a plea to the charge he faces which accuses him of murdering Tia Sharp between August 2 and 11.
Her body was found on Friday, a week after she was reported missing and after a search was launched for her.
Stuart Hazell will appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, where there may be an application for bail.
Tia's grandmother Christine Sharp remains on bail until October following her arrest on suspicion of murder.
Neighbour Paul Meehan has also been bailed until October following his arrest on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Tia's natural father, Steven Carter, told ITV News today about the last time he saw her.
Our Crime Correspondent Jon Clements reports:
Shortly after Hazell's appearance in court, details began to emerge about how Tia Sharp's body was discovered.
Prosecutors say it was found wrapped in a black bed sheet, inside a black bag, in the loft of her grandmother's house.