Zlatko Sikorsky Charged With Murder Of Brisbane Teenager Larissa Beilby
Police are continuing to appeal for information as a family grieves for their daughter and sister.
Detectives have charged a man with the murder of 16-year-old Larissa Beilby, whose body was found inside a barrel on the Gold Coast earlier this week.
Zlatko Sikorksy, of Shailer Park, spent Saturday night in custody after surrendering to police following a 28-hour siege on the Sunshine Coast.
The 34-year-old was on Sunday charged with murder and misconduct of a corpse, while two others have been charged with being an accessory to murder.
Police on Sunday said the remains had formally been identified as those of the 16 year old who was "in a relationship" with the accused.
"The process for that formal identification has taken some time and we only found out late yesterday. Larissa's family have been advised and our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends," Acting Detective Superintendent Mark White said on Sunday.
'As you can imagine, this has been a very upsetting and traumatic time for them and we will be providing ongoing support for the family as there is still some way go with the prosecution and our investigation."
Family and friends on Saturday evening paid tribute to the 16-year-old, who had not been seen for almost two weeks.
"With a broken heart shattered into more than a million pieces, our family is utterly destroyed to inform you all that Larissa has been taken from us," her sister Deanna wrote on Facebook.
"Our beautiful girl has been reunited with our beloved wife and mother. Fly high our darling angel, until we see you again Rissy."
Larissa, 16, was last seen in Sandgate on June 15 and her last known contact was with a friend on June 18.
She was reported missing on Tuesday, a day before her body was discovered.
Police making inquiries into her disappearance on Wednesday went to a home in nearby Buccan where a man allegedly left the address in a black ute.
The vehicle was later tracked to a gated community in Stapylton, where police discovered Larissa's remains inside a barrel in the ute's tray.
Superintendent Mark White told reporters police had been "actively trying" to find Sikorsky before the discovery, who was wanted on a return to prison warrant.
Officers located him on Friday afternoon at a unit in Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast.
Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said the accused "gave himself up without incident" to officers on Saturday evening after more than 24 hours of negotiations.
"He's not cooperating at this stage," he said.
Superintendent White praised the work of the public and investigators for the man's swift arrest.
"Their commitment to the task has been commendable," he said.
"Seventy-two hours after we commenced an investigation, we had a male person in custody, so from our perspective it has been very successful."
It will be alleged a 40-year-old woman from the Sunshine Coast suburb of Palmwoods assisted the 34 year old in reaching the unit complex. She has been charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.
Another man, 38 from Alexandra Hills, has also been charged with accessory to murder, with both appearing in court on Monday.
Sikorsky is also due face court on Monday.
Detectives are still awaiting autopsy results and would not provide further information on an alleged motive.
Det. Insp. Hansen stressed the investigation was ongoing and could see further charges laid.
"He (Sikorksy) had associates. Certainly we are looking at all evidence ... They will be charged with their full criminality if something comes to light.
"Information is still vital to this investigation."
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.