Police have charged a second person with murder following the death of Ballarat mother Kobie Parfitt last year.
A 32-year-old Ballarat woman, who is already in custody, has been charged with one count of murder.
She will appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on February 1.
The fresh charges follow the initial murder charge, laid against 31-year-old Wendouree man Brendan Prestage.
He was charged on December 30, 2020, one week after human remains were found down a mineshaft in Snake Valley.
Kobie, 43, was last seen alive at a property on Hickman Street on 28 April.
However, it was not until November that the search started to gather momentum.
Police first went public in the hunt for information on November 22, where Kobie's mother Kathy Snowball pleaded for information about her daughter.
Kobie had not had a great deal of contact with her family for some time, hence why the missing person's report took months to be filed.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Investigators are urging anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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