Aus police charge man with missing girl's murder

Hundreds of police, emergency workers and fire service volunteers have been searching for five days near the property in Blue Mountains where the girl's family was staying until her remains were found in a barrel, New South Wales (NSW) police said.

"Until the post-mortem is conducted, we are still uncertain of what exactly happened to her," NSW Police Deputy Commissioner David Hudson said during a media conference.

The accused man was refused bail to appear in a court on Wednesday, the police said.

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