The 17-year-old boy convicted of murdering teaching assistant Lindsay Birbeck has been named as Rocky Marciano Price.
The 47-year-old mother-of-two’s body was found in a shallow grave in Accrington Cemetery two weeks after she went missing while walking in 2019.
Price, who previously could not be named due to reporting restrictions, was found guilty of her murder at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.
He will be sentenced on Friday.
Trial judge Mrs Justice Yip ruled the public interest in knowing his identity outweighed concerns over his welfare.
“This was a dreadful crime which understandably generated strong public interest,” she said.
“The public will naturally want to know who this person was as they come to terms with something that rocked the local community.”
Price had admitted moving Mrs Birbeck’s body in a wheelie bin, but had claimed he buried her for a stranger who had promised him money.
His parents, Creddy, 47, and Martina, 39, took him to a local police station after a CCTV clip used by police in an appeal showed a young male pulling the wheelie bin on Burnley Road.
His conviction came a year to the day that Mrs Birbeck went missing.
The trial heard Price had no previous convictions or cautions and had lived all his life with his parents and at their home off Whinney Hill Road, near the cemetery, where several members of his family had been lain to rest.
It was revealed he was an exceptionally quiet teenager with learning difficulties who attended a local specialist school after he was diagnosed with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.