A 31-year-old charged with the murder of a barmaid last seen on Christmas Eve has been remanded in custody.
Iuliana Tudos, 22, was stabbed to death after finishing a shift at the Worlds End pub in Camden, north London, on December 24.
Kasim Lewis, 31, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today and was accused of killing her some time in the three days after she disappeared.
He was remanded in custody before appearing at the Old Bailey later this week.
Kasim Lewis, pictured in a court sketch, is accused of murdering barmaid Iuliana Tudos
Iuliana disappeared after leaving work in Camden. She was later found dead from stab wounds
Lewis, of north London, who was dressed in a grey prison tracksuit uniform and had a goatee beard, spoke only to confirm his name and to give his nationality as English.
Ms Tudos's body was found in a disused building near her home in Finsbury Park at 4.25pm on December 27.
A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a stab to the abdomen and a head wound.
The mother said she was not the kind of woman to make enemies or get in trouble
She was last seen by friends on Christmas Eve around 8pm waiting for a bus and had been due to spend Christmas Day at a friend's house.
The friend of hers said: 'She was working and studying and never got herself in trouble.