A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court this morning (Monday) charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found on a common in Northchurch near Berkhamsted last week.
Luz Margory Isaza Villegas, aged 50, of Ritcroft Street, Hemel Hempstead was last seen by her neighbours in Hemel Hempstead in the early afternoon of Saturday January 12 and spoke to a family member on the phone just before 3.20pm on the same day.
Rodrigo Alberto Giraldo Tascon, aged 55, from Ritcroft Street in Hemel Hempstead, appeared via a video link from Bedford prison.
He is charged with murder and preventing a lawful and proper burial.
Judge Michael Kay QC set a plea date for April 5 and a provisional trial date for July 15.