A man has been charged with murdering 16-year-old Brisbane girl Larissa Beilby, whose remains were located in a barrel on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Shailer Park man was on Sunday charged with murder and misconduct of a corpse after being arrested on Saturday following a 28-hour siege.
He’ll appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on the Sunshine Coast on Monday.
Police have also confirmed the remains located in a barrel on the tray of a ute discovered at Stapylton were those of Larissa.
Her sister Deanna took to Facebook to speak of the family’s grief at the news.
“With a broken heart shattered into more than a million pieces our family is utterly destroyed to inform you all that Larissa has been taken from us,” she wrote.
The 16-year-old high school student was last seen in the northern Brisbane suburb of Sandgate on June 15.
She was reported missing to police by her father a day before the discovery of her body.
Police making enquiries into her disappearance went to a home in Buccan, south of Brisbane, on Wednesday when a man left the address in a black ute.
The ute was later located in a gated community at Stapylton, on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
The location of the body sparked a manhunt for the man who was located on Friday afternoon at a unit on the Sunshine Coast.
He was arrested on Saturday evening after over a day of neogtiations.
A 40-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man have also been charged with being accessories after the fact to murder.
Police allege the woman assisted the 34-year-old man into the unit complex.
Both the man and the woman will face Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday.