A 19-year-old man has appeared in Brisbane's Magistrates Court charged with the weekend murder of a young Korean woman in the CBD.
The body of Eunji Ban, who police now say was aged 22, was discovered in parklands in Brisbane's CBD on Sunday morning.
Ms Ban had been in Australia on a youth exchange for just six weeks before her death.
Detectives believe she was walking to work as a hotel cleaner in the Brisbane CBD when she was attacked early on Sunday morning.
Overnight they arrested Alex Reuben McEwan at his home in the inner-city suburb of Spring Hill.
Detectives say CCTV footage and information from the public led to the arrest.
McEwan briefly appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today where prosecutors were granted a forensic procedure order.
Ms Ban's parents have arrived in Brisbane to speak with authorities and to take their daughter's body home.
"My heart goes out to her mum and dad. I actually will be seeking to meet with them personally to express my condolences on behalf of the people of this state," he said.
Bunches of fresh flowers and notes written in Korean have been laid close to where Ms Ban died.
"My wife's Korean ... we just wanted to come down and say a quick prayer and put some flowers down," he said.
Hildegard Ritt left flowers this morning and says she feels for Ms Ban's parents.
"When I heard that they were on their way over for Korea and I thought where will they see their daughter - in the morgue more than likely - it's very sad," she said.
The friends she had made in Queensland are despairing and word of her murder is spreading in Korea.
A Korean woman who lives in the inner-city apartment building where Ms Ban had been staying says her friends and family are concerned.
"I've got like a hundred messages from other friends that like, I have to worry about everything, I have to be careful," she said.
The Korean Society of Queensland has told the ABC some Koreans might reconsider travelling to Australia.