Man in Court Over Brisbane Teen Larissa Beilby's Death
The fourth person charged in relation to the death of Brisbane teenager Larissa Beilby, whose body was found in a barrel in the back of a ute on the Gold Coast, has briefly faced court.
Edward William Ford, 32, from Mountain Creek, appeared via video link in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with being an accessory after the fact to the 16-year-old's murder.
He made no bail application and was remanded in custody to reappear in court next month.
His lawyer indicated he would fight the charge, the ABC reports.
Ford is accused of helping organise two boltholes on the Sunshine Coast for Larissa's boyfriend, 34-year-old Zlatko Sikorsky.
Sikorsky has been charged with her murder and a string of other offences including interfering with a corpse, and has indicated he will also contest the charge.
Larissa, 16, was reported missing by her father on June 27, a day before police discovered her body in a barrel placed on the tray of an abandoned ute at Stapylton.
16 white doves have been released to mark each year of the life of Adelaide born teenager Larissa Beilby, as her devastated family and friends grapple with her death. #9News pic.twitter.com/QUYnDNeqCE— Nine News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) July 8, 2018
Police allege Ford arranged a hotel room in Mooloolaba for Sikorsky when he went on the run after the alleged murder.
He is also accused of arranging for Sikorsky to seek refuge the next day at an Alexandra Headlands unit, which was the site of a 28-hour siege before his arrest.
Ford has also been charged with unrelated property and drugs offences.
Joseph Geiger, who was renting the Alexandra Headlands unit, has been charged with being an accessory to the murder for allegedly knowingly providing Sikorsky with a bolthole.
Palmwoods woman Tracy Ann Thomson, 40, is facing a similar charge after allegedly helping Sikorsky by driving him to the Sunshine Coast.