Ristevski stepson in court on bail charges

Kaitlyn Offer

The stepson of murdered Melbourne mum Karen Ristevski has appeared in court charged with bail offences.

Anthony Rickard, 34, was arrested at a Diggers Rest property about 12.20am on Sunday on outstanding warrants including failing to answer bail charge.

He appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Sunday in a blue T-shirt emblazoned with the word "rogue" and was denied bail.

The court was told police had repeatedly tried to make contact with Rickard but he refused to cooperate.

Ms Ristevski a fashion boutique owner, had been missing for eight months before her remains were spotted by a bushwalker at Macedon Regional Park in February 2017.