The teenager charged with murdering Irish teenager Michaela Davis in August was remanded in custody for the fourth time.
The body of Micaela Davis was discovered by a man walking his dog in August.
Jonathan Byrne, 19, from Clonsilla, Dublin, was remanded in custody on Tuesday pending the preparation of a book of evidence.
On August 28 Byrne appeared before a Dublin district court accused to taking Davis’ young life.
It was the first murder of a child in Ireland since 2005.
Michaela was last seen alive when she left her house for reasons unknown.
When she did not return, her frantic parents called police.
A teenage girl told police at the time that she had been in regular text contact with Davis shortly before she disappeared.
She said she received a message from her three hours before she was reported missing, the Sunday Independent reported.
It said: "I am just back from town, sounds fun."
The text was accompanied by a 'smiley face' and several kisses.
The area where Michaela's body was discovered is a well-known hang out of teenagers.
On Tuesday Byrne did not speak before his brief court appearance.
Byrne will appear before the court again on November 9.
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