Two men have returned to court over their involvement in the alleged murder of former Queensland man Tyron Beauchamp.
The body of 41-year-old Beauchamp was found alight by Rural Fire Service volunteers in the Yarrat State Forest, just west of Taree on December 27, 2018.
A post mortem examination revealed Mr Beauchamp had been seriously assaulted before his body was taken to the area and set on fire.
Police alleged the victim's hands and teeth had been removed before being set alight in an attempt to cover up his murder.
Darcy Dufty, 26, of Milligan Street Taree appeared in the Port Macquarie Local Court on July 9.
Dufty is charged with the alleged murder of Beauchamp sometime between 2am on December 25, 2018 and 6.11am on December 27, 2018.
No pleas have been entered.
The accused remains in custody and appeared via audio visual link.
Austin Parrish, 20, of Frances Street, Taree, is charged with being an accessory after the fact, hindering the discovery of evidence to a serious indictable offence and concealing a serious indictable offence.
Parrish remains on bail and no pleas have been entered.
The matters against Dufty and Parrish have been adjourned to the same court on August 6, 2020.
Co-accused Andrew Maxwell Tisdell, 23, of Wingham Road Taree is also facing a murder charge.
He remains in custody and will next appear in the Port Macquarie Local Court on July 23.
A fourth man, Michael Bennett, 44, Wynter Street Taree remains on bail.
Bennett is charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder; cause grievous bodily harm with intent and concealing a serious indictable offence.
No pleas were entered.
Bennett will next appear in Taree Local Court in August.
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