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Yang Zhao to face court over alleged murder of Qiong Yan


A Chinese nationwide has been extradited to Queensland from New South Wales, and can face court on Friday charged with murder and interfering with a corpse.

Police will allege in court 26-year-old Yang Zhao murdered his housemate, 30-year-old Qiong Yan, someday between October 2020 and May this 12 months.

The physique of an Asian girl was discovered wrapped in material inside an “esky-size” field on the balcony of a riverside Brisbane house on Monday.

While police have but to formally determine the physique, Ms Yan’s household in China have confirmed to detectives jewelry discovered on the physique belonged to their daughter, who was reported lacking from Sydney three months in the past.

Police discovered the physique whereas finishing up a search warrant on the Parkside Court unit in Hamilton for data relating to the disappearance of Ms Yan.

Simultaneously, NSW police had been at Mr Zhao’s residence in Sydney to search additional data into Ms Yan’s disappearance.

He was taken into police custody and on Thursday evening was relocated to Queensland.

Police mentioned on Tuesday the physique was “so badly decomposed” that originally detectives couldn’t even decide whether or not it was a person or girl.

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