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Friend Charged Over Murder Of Woman Dumped 300km From Home

Two people have been charged over the death of Tamara Farrell, whose body was found dumped by the side of the road.

The 31-year-old vanished from her home near Ballarat, Victoria at about 6.30am last Sunday.

Human remains were discovered more than 300km away in Nambrok, near Sale, early on Wednesday morning.

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Farrell’s friend Shaye Kotiau, 22, has been charged with murder.

In the Melbourne Magistrates court on Wednesday, police detailed Farrell's injuries, saying she had been "fairly extensively burned."

"The cloth [she was wrapped in] has been burned also," police said.

Kotiau's 19-year-old sister Kaye has been charged with one count of accessory to murder, and was granted bail after facing the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court.

It's understood the accused pair and Tamara Farrell had been friends for many years.

The pair will both front court again on June 13.

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Farrell has been remembered as a friendly and hard-working woman by her employer, Ballarat Coachlines.

"We are shocked and devastated by the reports of our employee Tamara Farrell's death. We wish to express our deepest sympathies to her mother, family and friends," a statement from the business read.

"Tamara was an excellent employee who was always friendly and hard working. We are all in shock and grief at losing a valued colleague and friend. She will be missed by all of us.

"May she rest in peace."

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