A man will be extradited from Bendigo to Queensland on Tuesday, charged with the manslaughter of a woman described as a "beautiful angel".
Jason Cooper, 44, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates' Court via video link on Monday.
He was charged on Friday with manslaughter, interfering with a corpse and stealing, in relation to the disappearance of 35-year-old Shae Francis.
The court heard Mr Cooper was arrested at Huntly.
Ms Francis was last seen while visiting a family member in hospital in Hervey Bay, Queensland in early October last year. She was reported missing in March.
Mr Cooper will be flown to Queensland on Tuesday morning before appearing in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
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Mr Cooper's defence counsel did not oppose the extradition application.
Hervey Bay Detective David Zanella said Mr Cooper would have the opportunity to apply for bail once in Queensland, but police would oppose the application.
Members of Ms Francis' family were in court on Monday for the extradition application, including her aunt and her partner, her cousin, and her uncle.
Ms Francis had lived with her aunt Janine Francis and spent time in Shepparton, where she completed high school.
"Shae was very intelligent, she was very kind and gentle," Ms Francis said of her niece.
"She often helped people that needed help.
"She had studied human biology and entered university. Got a little bit lost on her way in the last couple of years.
"But she's a real beautiful little gentle soul, and I know the angels are with her now, that's for sure."
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She urged anyone who might have information on her niece's disappearance or the location of her body to come forward.
She said the family needed answers and her niece needed to be "laid to rest".
"Our little beautiful angel is still laying out there somewhere...So we need help from the public," Ms Francis said.
"If there's anything anyone can tell us, we'd be really appreciative.
"It doesn't matter how relevant they think it is, it could be something really important."
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