A young Sikh Adelaide woman who was allegedly murdered before being buried in a shallow grave in the South Australian outback has been identified.
The remains of Jasmeen Kaur were found in a shallow grave in the Flinders Ranges, near Moralana Creek, about 430km away from Adelaide, on Sunday.
The 21-year-old was reported missing on Saturday after she was last seen leaving her job at Southern Cross Aged Care in Plympton North on Friday night.
On Sunday, detectives spoke to a 20-year-old Kurralta Park man known to her.
After being interviewed, the man led police to the site of the grave but told them he didn’t know how she died.
Police found Jasmeen’s body in the 30cm-deep grave after just 15 minutes.
Following the discovery, the man was charged with murder, as well as failing to report a death to the coroner.
The 20-year-old Kurralta Park man, whose identity has been suppressed, did not apply for bail when he appeared at the Port Augusta Magistrates Court via video link on Tuesday.
He was initially charged with failing to report a death to the coroner, but was later also charged with murder following more police interviews.
Police prosecutors requested a nine-month adjournment to prepare for the trial.
A post-mortem examination has been performed on Ms Kaur's body to determine her exact cause of death.
‘We have lost a very bright and kind child’
The family of Jasmeen Kaur, found in a shallow outback grave, paid tribute to the woman who was “everything” to them.