The man accused of killing Josie Glenn appeared in a London court this morning via video link from the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre.
Oluwatobi Boyede, 25, is charged with second-degree murder and offering an indignity to a human body in connection with Glenn's death.
He appeared relaxed and calm as he spoke to the court from jail.
Boyede is scheduled to appear again in relation to the Glenn homicide via video link next Friday.
Court documents show Boyede also faces previous charges of choking, sexual assault and forcible confinement dating back to February.
He appears in person for the preliminary hearing in March.