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Joon Seong Tan will stand trial overJu 'Kelly' Zhang's murder after her body was found in landfill 

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Boyfriend will stand trial over girlfriend’s murder after young mum’s body was found in landfill

  • Joon Seong Tan, 35, has been charged with murdering his girlfriend
  • Body of  Ju ‘Kelly’ Zhang, a mother, was found in a Melbourne landfill in June
  • Tan set to face Victorian Supreme Court on December 16 


The boyfriend of Ju ‘Kelly’ Zhang, found dead in a Melbourne landfill, will stand trial after pleading not guilty to her murder.

Joon Seong Tan, 35, has been charged with killing Ms Zhang, 33, on February 1, when the mother of an eight-year-old boy was last seen at her Epping home.

Police confirmed Ms Zhang’s remains had been found at a Wollert landfill on June 23.

Joon Seong Tan (pictured), 35, has been charged with allegedly killing Ju 'Kelly' Zhang, 33, after her body was found in a Melbourne landfill

Joon Seong Tan (pictured), 35, has been charged with allegedly killing Ju ‘Kelly’ Zhang, 33, after her body was found in a Melbourne landfill

Tan appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to murder.

He was initially taken into custody six days after Ms Zhang’s disappearance, but released without charge pending further police inquiries.

The accused killer was arrested a second time at Melbourne Airport on February 10.

Ju 'Kelly' Zhang (pictured), a mother to an eight-year-old son, went missing after she was last seen on Feburary 1

Ju ‘Kelly’ Zhang (pictured), a mother to an eight-year-old son, went missing after she was last seen on Feburary 1

Prosecutors earlier said more than 3000 hours of CCTV need analysing as part of the investigation.

Tan remains in custody and will next face the Victorian Supreme Court for a directions hearing on December 16.

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