Michaela Adriaanse’s alleged killer appears in court

The 16-year-old girl's body was found in Kalk Bay in March, three days after she was reported missing.

Posters in support of Michaela Adriaanse are plastered outside the Muizenberg Magistrates Court on 7 May 2015. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A Steenberg man accused of the murder of Hanover Park teenager Michaela Adriaanse has made a brief appearance in the Muizenberg Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.

The 16-year-old girl's body was found in Kalk Bay in March, three days after she was reported missing.

The teenager was meant to be on a school outing with friends when she disappeared.

Thirty six-year-old Bradley Noble stood in the dock at the Muizenberg Magistrates Court for about two minutes before his case was postponed to mid-July.

Wearing a black and white hooded top, Noble stood quietly with his hands clasped staring at the magistrate.

He then for a brief moment turned around and stared at supporters in the public gallery wearing white t shirts with a picture of Adriaanse printed on the front.

Outside the court several posters with a photo of Adriaanse were tied to the fence.

Some read: "Rest in Peace Michaela" and "No Bail for Bradley Noble".