Her family friend Shaye Kotiau, 22, from Altona, is charged with murder, while his sister Kieahn Kotiau, 19, is accused of being an accessory to murder.
Ms Farrell, who grew up in Melbourne’s western suburbs, had not long been living in Ballarat when she was killed on Sunday February 17.
She was an airport shuttle driver for Ballarat Coachlines.
Ms Farrell and Mr Kotiau had been family friends since childhood. Their mothers were close friends.
In the weeks before her death, Ms Farrell had posted on social media about ending violence against women, reflecting on Australian women who had been killed in the early part of the year.
«Already there’s been four women killed,» she wrote on Facebook. «And we’re only a month into the new year.»
She expressed her grief over the violent deaths of Eurydice Dixon and Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne.
Mr Kotiau faced Melbourne Magistrates Court in February, when the court heard CCTV and potential phone tracking of his movements on the day of Ms Farrell’s death would be examined.
The court heard Ms Farrell’s charred remains were found dumped alongside a country road in Nambrok, near Sale, wrapped in a partially burnt sheet that detectives believe had been taken from her home.
Ms Kotiau faced Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court in February, and was released on bail subject to a range of conditions.
Rachel is a breaking news reporter for The Age.
Erin covers crime for The Age. Most recently she was a police reporter at the Geelong Advertiser.