SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- The clerk's office at the Court of Queen's Bench says a 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of a woman from Apohaqui, N.B., in July.

The clerk's office says Jesse Reynolds is scheduled to appear in court in Saint John for a sentencing hearing on Nov. 16.

Outside court, defence lawyer David Lutz confirmed his client's guilty plea.

Twenty-year-old Jessica Miller was reported missing after family members had not heard from her for a number of days.

Her vehicle was discovered in Saint John on July 13, and police recovered her body in a wooded area off Highway 1 near Prince of Wales, west of Saint John, that evening.

In a news release on the guilty plea, the RCMP say an autopsy determined Miller's cause of death was asphyxiation.