A man allegedly seen wearing a blue hoodie on CCTV footage talking to Melbourne woman Jill Meagher moments before she disappeared has been charged with her rape and murder.
Ms Meagher's body has been found off a dirt road in Gisborne South, about 50km northwest of the Melbourne CBD.
Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, of Coburg was charged early on Friday morning, almost a week after the Irish-born 29-year-old disappeared while walking the short distance home from a Brunswick bar.
He was arrested at his home at 2.30pm (AEST) on Thursday.
He was charged with rape and murder about 2.30am on Friday and appeared before a brief out-of-sessions court hearing in Melbourne.
Both offences allegedly occurred in Brunswick on Saturday morning.
Bayley was remanded in custody to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday morning.
The breakthrough in the case came after police released CCTV footage showing the last known images of the ABC radio employee as she walked outside a bridal dress shop on Brunswick's Sydney Road - within 450 metres of her home - about 1.40am on Saturday.
In the CCTV footage released on Wednesday, Ms Meagher could be seen speaking with a man in a blue hooded jumper outside the store