Mr Trung Ma, a financial advisor has been charged over the death of Hugo Bonham, a Gold Coast spiritual counsellor.
Mr Bonham was last seen on the 2nd of February 2014. On Monday night, a body believed to be Mr Bonham, was found at a Brisbane storage facility. Later that night, Mr Ma voluntarily went to the Indooroopilly Police Station and was arrested and taken into custody.
Mr Bosscher of Bosscher Lawyers is representing Mr Ma and has described his client as extremely distressed and concerned about his future. Inside the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday Mr Ma was seen sobbing as he rocked back and forth, facing away from the media.
The body is still yet to be identified, and will be transferred for further examination and for formal identification to take place. A forensic order has been granted to police that will allow them to perform DNA testing on Mr Ma.
Mr Ma has not yet entered a plea, nor has he decided on whether to apply for bail.