Rapist guilty over WA teen's death in 1999

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The convicted rapist accused of killing West Australian teenager Hayley Dodd has been found not guilty of her murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

Francis John Wark, 65, faced a six-week retrial in the WA Supreme Court accused of murdering the 17-year-old.

Hayley was last seen alive in 1999, walking along a road near rural Badgingarra, about 200 kilometres north of Perth.

After deliberating for 11-and-a-half hours, the jury acquitted Wark of murder, but found him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Wark was charged in 2015 following a cold case review and had been serving a 12-year prison term at the time for raping a woman he picked up in a remote part of Queensland in 2007.

Hayley's body has never been found.

Outside court, Hayley's mother Margaret Dodd - who has fought for justice for her daughter for two decades - urged Wark to reveal the location of Hayley's body.

"Ideally we would have wanted murder but we got manslaughter, so at least he's not going to get out for a good while," she told reporters.

"I just hope now that he tells us where Hayley is."

Ms Dodd said going through two trials had taken a heavy toll on the family.

"It's been agonising, quite honestly, for the whole family," she said.

"It's not just me, it's my children, it's my grandchildren, it's my great-grandchildren. We're suffering generations down.

"They all know who Hayley is. She'll never be forgotten."

Wark was remanded in custody to be sentenced on April 13.