A man arrested in Victoria has been charged over the death of a woman who vanished after visiting a relative at a Queensland hospital.
Shae Francis, 35, was last seen at the Hervey Bay hospital last October but wasn't reported missing until March.
A 44-year-old man was arrested in Bendigo on Friday.
He will be extradited to Queensland on charges of manslaughter, interfering with a corpse, and stealing.
Police say the arrest is the culmination of a protracted investigation.
The man appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Monday and will appear in a Brisbane court on Wednesday.
Australian Associated Press