Borce Ristevski has appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates court this morning, charged with the murder of his wife Karen Ristevski.
He will spend Christmas behind bars, before appearing again in court in April next year but has indicated he will plead not guilty to her murder.
Victoria police charged the 53-year old over the 2016 disappearance of the Avondale Heights mother.
Borce was arrested by detectives from the Missing Persons Squad at 720 this morning and then charged with one count of murder.
Ristevski vanished from her Oakley Drive home on the morning of June, 2016..
Her remains then found dumped in Macedon bushland on February 20 this year.
Mr Ristevski did not apply for bail.