A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his 19-year-old girlfriend, who went missing last week.
Jack Wall, 22, appeared before magistrates in Hatfield accused of the murder of Amelia Arnold.
She disappeared from the home she shared with Wall in Hadrian's Walk, Stevenage, in Hertfordshire, last Wednesday.
A body believed to be that of Miss Arnold was found in woodland near Travellers Lane in Hatfield four days later.
Formal identification of the body is yet to be carried out, but Miss Arnold's family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers, police said.
A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday night revealed the cause of death to be head injuries, a force spokesman confirmed.
Wall, from Hadrian's Walk, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was remanded in custody and will appear at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday.
A second man was remanded in custody at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Monday in connection with the case.
Joseph Potter, 41, of Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, is charged with perverting the course of justice. He will next appear at Cambridge Crown Court on November 19.