A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of an economics graduate whose body was found in woodland near her workplace.
A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said David Simmonds, who was arrested at his flat in Derby Road, Heanor, on Thursday has been charged with killing Jia Ashton.
Mrs Ashton, who lived in Somercotes, Derbyshire, and worked for chocolate-maker Thorntons in nearby Swanwick, disappeared on March 10 and was found dead in nearby woods three days later.
Mrs Ashton, who was 25, left the Thorntons site shortly after 5pm on Thursday March 10 and is known to have walked into Sleetmoor Woods, along a path known locally as the "yellow brick road".
Her body was found in the woods at 4.30pm on Sunday March 13 and a £20,000 reward was subsequently offered by an anonymous benefactor for information to catch her killer.
The police spokesman said Simmonds was arrested by officers at his home at around 3pm on Thursday, and they later searched a house in Blenheim Avenue, Swanwick, as part of the investigation.
Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Terry Branson said the arrest was not as a result of anyone coming forward with fresh information, but came about following eight weeks of intensive inquiries in Amber Valley by his team.
Police said Simmonds is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
Mrs Ashton's husband Matthew, whom she met while studying economics at the University of Warwick and married in her native China in 2006, has spoken of his devastation over his wife's death.
In a statement issued by Derbyshire Constabulary shortly after she was killed, the 26-year-old described her as his "pocket princess".