Jasmeen Kaur murder, denies killing after body found in shallow grave

After the body of an elderly care worker was discovered in a shallow grave, a man denied murdering her.

A woman who worked in aged care was found dead in a shallow grave more than 400 kilometers from her home in Adelaide.

After spending two nights in police cells, a man who cannot be identified appeared in Port Augusta Magistrates Court via videolink today charged with Jasmeen Kaur's murder.

On Sunday, he led detectives to Ms Kaur's body, which they discovered in a shallow grave near Moralana Creek.

Ms Kaur, 21, was last seen leaving her North Plympton workplace on Friday night and was declared missing by her aunt on Saturday.

Police are now trying to figure out how and where she was killed.

A motive has also yet to be established.

He was originally charged with failing to report a death to the coroner, but after Major Crime officers arrived on the scene last night, the charge was changed to murder.

While the investigation is pending, the court has decided to keep the accused's identity hidden.

Since he did not apply for parole, the 20-year-old would remain in prison until his next court appearance in December.