Murder charge for 19yo in Sydney Yu case

Jamie McKinnell
A man has been charged with the murder of missing Chinese woman Qi Yu

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Chinese woman who vanished from her Sydney home as detectives continue searching for her body.

Qi Yu, 28, was last seen by friends at a Campsie share house in the city's southwest on Friday evening and made contact with her family in China about 7.15pm that day.

She was reported missing on Saturday and police found her white Toyota Corolla in Burwood, four kilometres away.

On Wednesday, NSW Police revealed a 19-year-old man had been arrested upon his release from hospital on Tuesday and charged with murder.

He is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on Wednesday.

Ms Yu's mother has travelled to Sydney and visited the Campsie house, according to a neighbour.

"She cried and cried," Vincent Chen told The Daily Telegraph.

He described the missing woman as "very honest and quiet".