POLICE have ruled out the identical twin brother of school cleaner and alleged murderer Vincent Stanford helping move the body and car of slain Leeton High School teacher Stephanie Scott.
Marcus Stanford is charged with being an accessory after the fact to 26-year-old Ms Scott’s murder on April 5.
Police allege 24-year-old Stanford received items in the post connected to Ms Scott’s death about April 8 and continued to "assist" his brother until at least April 31, according to a charge sheet at Sydney’s Central Local Court where he appeared on Thursday afternoon after being extradited from South Australia.
A mystery in the case is how Ms Scott’s killer could have moved her body from Leeton High School, where it is believed she was killed, to Cocoparra National Park, north of Griffith, where her remains were found on April 10, without the help of a second person.
The same question hangs over the movement of her car from Leeton to Wamoon.
But a source has told The Daily Advertiser there was no allegation Stanford helped move Ms Scott’s body or the car.
Fairfax Media understands Marcus Stanford did not tell police about items he had received in the post from his brother.
He has been formally refused bail and will appear in Wagga Local Court via video link on June 17.
Vincent Stanford’s murder charge has been adjourned to Griffith Local Court on September 30.
Vincent Stanford has been charged with raping and murdering the English and drama teacher on Easter Sunday, a week before she was due to get married.
Magistrate Les Mabbutt formally refused Marcus Stanford bail due to the nature of the offence and the fact Mr Stanford did not apply for bail.
Central Local Court opened beyond its normal hours to wait for the 24-year-old to be charged and transferred from the Sydney Police Centre where he was speaking with Legal Aid.
An extradition order granted on Wednesday in South Australia, where he lives, stated that he must appear before Central Local Court on Thursday.
Vincent Stanford has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and murdering Ms Scott between 1.40pm and 2pm on April 5.
Marcus Stanford, a labourer on a flower farm, was arrested at his home in Forreston in the Adelaide Hills in a dramatic early morning raid on Wednesday.
He appeared in a South Australian court wearing a Star Wars T-shirt as NSW police successfully applied for his extradition.
He boarded a Qantas flight from Adelaide about 9.30am on Thursday and arrived in Sydney at noon.
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