Man pleads not guilty to murder of Michelle Reynolds

A MAN has pleaded not-guilty to the murder of missing NSW woman Michelle Reynolds whose body was discovered in bushland near Coffs Harbour last year.

Wayne Edward Jones was arraigned in the Sydney Supreme Court this morning.

The 42-year-old has been in custody since he was arrested on the NSW north coast last December.

A crime scene was established at a Pacific Hwy motel after Ms Reynolds' body was found in scrub at Bonville.

A trial will begin the Coffs Harbour court on May 12.