Thomas Kelson, 28, pleaded guilty to murdering Cayleb Hough, dumping body in ...

A man has admitted murdering a Victorian teenager who was bashed to death and dumped in an old mineshaft. 

Thomas Kelson, 28, pleaded guilty on Friday to murdering Cayleb Hough, whose body was found in bushland west of Melbourne about three months after he died.

Kelson's plea comes weeks before he was due to stand trial for murder in the Supreme Court. 

Thomas Kelson, 28, pleaded guilty on Friday to murdering Cayleb Hough (pictured), whose body was found in bushland west of Melbourne about three months after he died

Thomas Kelson, 28, pleaded guilty on Friday to murdering Cayleb Hough (pictured), whose body was found in bushland west of Melbourne about three months after he died

Thomas Kelson, 28, (pictured) pleaded guilty on Friday to murdering the teenager 

Thomas Kelson, 28, (pictured) pleaded guilty on Friday to murdering the teenager 

A police investigator holds a piece of fabric alongside SES workers during the search for clues into the murder murder of Cayleb Hough near Bacchus Marsh west of Melbourne

A police investigator holds a piece of fabric alongside SES workers during the search for clues into the murder murder of Cayleb Hough near Bacchus

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