Sarah Cafferkey ... body found in a wheelie bin.
THE man accused of killing Sarah Cafferkey appeared briefly in court on Wednesday. Steven James Hunter, 47, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with murdering Ms Cafferkey on November 10 at Bacchus Marsh, west of Melbourne.
He was arrested in Hawthorn East on Tuesday before appearing in an out-of-sessions hearing on Tuesday night, where police alleged he had made admissions to the murder.
Police claimed Hunter had stabbed Ms Cafferkey multiple times at a flat in Simpson Street, Bacchus Marsh before allegedly moving her body the next day to a house in Fongeo Drive, at Point Cook, south of Melbourne. Her body was found by police on Saturday, dumped in a wheelie bin.
The prosecutor Luke Exell told the court the police brief of evidence against Hunter would be sent to his lawyers by February 13. There was no application for bail.
The magistrate Donna Bakos remanded the tattooed Hunter, whose hair was dyed blond, to appear for a committal mention on March 27.
Hunter's arrest came 10 days after Ms Cafferkey, 22, was last seen. She was reported missing by her distraught mother on November 12, three days after she had been at their Bacchus Marsh family home.
Hunter was arrested by heavily armed special operations group police. He had been staying with an associate in a second-storey flat in Caroline Street. Since his arrest, police have warned people against posting hateful comments on social media sites, as they may affect court proceedings.