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Man charged with murder over the death of 16-year-old Larissa Beilby.

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.

Larissa Beilby. Image supplied.
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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.

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