Man pleads not guilty to murdering teenager Shyanne-Lee Tatnell whose sudden disappearance shocked Australia

A man accused of murdering a teenager whose body was discovered in Tasmanian bushland has pleaded not guilty.

Christopher Mark Jordan, 37, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court via video link from prison on Wednesday morning.

He was charged on July 27 with the murder of Shyanne-Lee Tatnell, whose remains were found a day earlier along a track near Nabowla in the state’s northeast, about 12 weeks after she went missing.

It is alleged that Jordan killed the 14-year-old on April 30 in the city of Scottsdale, home to a few thousand people.

The man accused of murdering Shyanne-Lee Tatnell (above) has pleaded not guilty

Jordan has pleaded not guilty and will appear in court on March 12 in connection with the case.

He has not entered a plea to charges of failing to comply with ammunition storage requirements, owning a controlled factory and prohibiting imports.

Shyanne-Lee was last seen on the night of April 30 near the North Esk River in the city of Launceston, about an hour’s drive from Scottsdale.

Her disappearance sparked widespread searches, including an operation involving 180 people – the largest ever search in northern Tasmania.