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    Tattooed to the neck: murder accused fronts court

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    Steve Butcher

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    Robyn Hall.

    Robyn Hall.

    The man charged with murdering a woman who disappeared from her home on Phillip Island last month has appeared in a Melbourne court.

    Paul Allan Dalton, 43, of Hampton Park, appeared at a filing hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court.

    The heavily tattooed Dalton was charged yesterday with murdering Robyn Hall at Cape Woolamai, on or about December 19.

    Ms Hall, 35, of Noble Park, vanished from a home on Phillip Island more than a month ago. Police are yet to locate her body.

    Police are yet to find her body.

    Prosecutor Julian Ayres applied today to allow police an extra two weeks to file a brief of evidence against Dalton.

    Mr Ayres told magistrate Amanda Chambers investigators needed 12 weeks to compile and serve the brief because DNA material had to be analysed,

    Defence solicitor Adrian Paull told the court that his client did not have any custody management issues.

    Dalton, heavily tattooed to his neck, arms and chest, did not make an application for bail and was remanded to appear again on June 4.

    On Monday, police appealed to anyone who has seen a white van on Lantana Road in the past month to come forward.

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