THE man accused of murdering a teenager almost 20 years ago has finally confessed to his crime.

Keith Thomas Joseph Hall is charged with the murder of Rachel Wilson who disappeared on May 31, 2002.

This afternoon the 62-year-old changed his plea to guilty to manslaughter when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court.

The 19-year-old, from Middlesbrough, was last seen in the Southfield Road area of the town.

Nineteen-year-old Rachel’s remains were discovered by a farmer’s son carrying out drainage work on a farm on the outskirts of Middlesbrough, in June 2012.

Hall, of Lambton Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, previously pleaded not guilty to murder.

He has also admitted living off prostitution and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The defendant was remanded in custody and will appear for sentence on June 29 if medical reports can be completed in time.