It was then carefully kept in the house loft where unsuspicious detectives, who had searched for the body for one week later discovered her body on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Stuart Hazell, Tia’s grandmum’s boyfriend charged with the murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp, has appeared in court
The 37-year-old accused of the murder is the boyfriend of Tia’s grandmother.
Stuart appeared via videolink at Camberwell Green magistrates court in south London on Monday and was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
The magistrates hearing came as it was revealed that Tia’s body was found in the loft of the house that Hazell shared with the girl’s grandmother, Christine Sharp, in Croydon.
Ms Sharp, 46, has been released on bail following her arrest on suspicion of murder.
In court, Hazell sounded emotional as he spoke from a room in Sutton police station to confirm his name and date of birth.
His voice cracked when he was asked to confirm his address, The Lindens, New Addington, south London, the address where Tia’s body was found dead.
No plea was entered to the charge and no relatives appeared at court.