A WA prisoner accused of breaking out of jail has been charged with murder.
Police say the body of a Kununurra mother was discovered a few days before the 27-year-old jumped a fence to freedom.
They claim that Warrick Walkerbear murdered the 31-year-old woman – before dumping her body in the bushland.
The 27-year-old was detained at Broome Jail, where he is accused of jumping over the fence last Tuesday, triggering a nationwide manhunt.
A 24-hour roadblock was set up on the outskirts of town due to fears he was on his way to Derby.
Walkerbear was arrested three days later on a property 2 miles away.
He is now back behind bars, charged with murder and escape from custody.
The woman was last seen alive on the evening of Saturday, October 9th.
Her body was discovered 15 days after she disappeared.
Sir. Walkerbear was expected to appear in Kununurra Magistrates Court via video link today.
The woman is not named for cultural reasons.