Barista, 24, ‘from a good family’ is charged with murder after male cyclist’s body was found in bushland – as her social media post the day after he vanished is revealed
- Barista Samantha Guillerme, 24, arrested on Tuesday and charged over death
- Jarrad Lovison’s body found in May in bushland at Moondarra, east of Melbourne
- The man disappeared in suspicious circumstances a month earlier on April 16
- Guillerme arrested Tuesday morning after police searched property near Moe
- Young woman shared a photo of her dog out for a walk day after disappearance
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Samantha Grace Guillerme, 24, has been charged with the murder of a cyclist whose body was found in bushland in Moondarra, east of Melbourne, on May 23
A young barista ‘from a good family’ has been charged with the murder of a cyclist whose body was found in bushland.
Samantha Grace Guillerme, 24, was arrested on Tuesday morning and charged with murdering eastern Victorian man Jarrad Lovison in Moondarra, about 125km east of Melbourne, on April 16.
Mr Lovison, from Newborough near Moe in Victoria’s Latrobe’s Valley, disappeared in suspicious circumstances that day.
The dog lover’s body was found on May 23 in bushland in Moondarra.
Guillerme was arrested after detectives searched a property on Coalville Rd, Moe – where a white Toyota was seized as part of the ongoing police investigation.
Jarrad Lovison, 38, went missing in mid-April but his remains were discovered by detectives in Moondarra, near Moe in Victoria’s Gippsland region
Guillerme was arrested after police searched a property in Moe and was remanded in custody to return to court on January 7
A day after the disappearance, Guillerme shared a photo on Instagram of her dog at the Lyrebird Forest Walk about 60km to the south of Moondarra.
The young woman’s Facebook page says she worked at a cafe called Eat Live Fresh in Trafalgar.
Her Instagram bio meanwhile reads ‘work hard, dream big, invest in yourself’.
She was remanded to return to court on January 7.
Mr Lovison’s friend Adam Reddiex said the arrest was ‘a long time coming’.
‘I feel hopeful we can finally get to the bottom of it,’ the friend told the Herald Sun.
Guillerme shared a photo on Instagram of her dog at the Lyrebird Forest Walk about 60km to the south of Moondarra a day after Mr Lovison’s disappearance
Mr Lovison was riding his bike (pictured) the night he mysteriously disappeared. Police are investigating a report the bike was seen resting against a tree in Tanjil South, north of Moe, on April 18
Mr Lovison was last spotted in Moe, Latrobe Valley. A close friend of his said the arrest was ‘a long time coming’
‘Police have done an incredible job. We are so thankful to them for going hard with this. They haven’t rested since he has been missing.’
A friend of Guillerme said the woman came from a good family and had ‘a bright future’.
Police are investigating a report Mr Lovison’s bike was seen resting against a tree in Tanjil South, north of Moe, on April 18.
A white wagon is believed to have taken the bike away about two hours later.
He was last seen riding the green mountain bike on the Moe-Walhalla Rd in the early hours of April 16.