A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of missing Middlesbrough woman Rachel Wilson.

Keith Thomas Joseph Hall has also been charged with living off prostitution and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 61-year-old, of Lambton Road, Middlesbrough, spoke only to confirm his name and address when he appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court today.

The defendant, who walked into court with a slight limp, wore a blue shortsleeved T-shirt and glasses when he appeared in custody.

No plea was entered and he was remanded in custody to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday.

Rachel Wilson was last seen alive on May 31, 2002, walking along Woodlands Road in the town towards Southfield Road.

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Woodlands Road, Middlesbrough. Picture: GOOGLE

A major police investigation was carried out, but this failed to discover what had happened to the 19-year-old.

Human remains were found in a secluded location at Newham Hall Farm on the outskirts of Middlesbrough in June 2012. These were confirmed as being those of Rachel and a new murder investigation was launched.

Rachel, a known sex worker, was one of three young women who went missing from the town in a four-year period.

Donna Keogh, pictured below, was 17 when she disappeared in 1998 from Hartington Road, near the Shipmate pub, in Middlesbrough town centre.

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The body of Vicky Glass, pictured below, was found in a shallow grave on the North York Moors in November 2000, two months after she vanished.

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No-one has ever been charged in connection with the disappearances or murders of either Donna Keogh or Vicky Glass.

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