A man extradited from NSW after a woman’s body was found inside a box on the balcony of a Brisbane apartment will face court after being charged with murder.
Yang Zhao, 26, was transported to Queensland by two officers ahead of his appearance in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday, police said in a statement.
He is charged with murder and one count of interfering with a corpse following an investigation into the death of 30-year-old Chinese national Qiong Yan, who went missing more than three months ago.
Queensland Police have confirmed Ms Yan’s mother has identified jewellery found with the body, which was wrapped in a sheet inside the sealed box at the unit in Hamilton.
A formal forensic identification could take up to weeks, due to the body’s advanced state of decomposition, police said earlier this week.
Assistance has been sought from Interpol to obtain a DNA profile from Ms Yan’s family.
Ms Yan was reported missing on April 12 and the body was found on Monday.
Zhao was arrested on the same day at his Sydney home.