Two remanded over missing Frenchman's death
Two men have appeared in court in connection with the death of a Frenchman who went missing in 2009.
Human remains found at a property in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, are thought to be those of Christophe Borgye, 35.
Dominic Kocher, 34, and Manuel Wagner, 25, both from Abbey Bank, New Abbey, Dumfries, were charged with preventing lawful burial and helping an offender.
Chester Magistrates remanded the pair in custody to appear at Chester Crown Court on 10 June.
A 35-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
Post-mortem tests on the remains discovered in an outhouse at the property in Hylton Court showed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma, Cheshire Police said.
Mr Borgye's family in France have been contacted and are being kept informed of developments.
He was living in the Ellesmere Port area at the time of his disappearance in May 2009 and is thought to have been working as an air steward for Ryanair at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.