A man has been charged with the alleged murder of the 23-year-old Rutherford woman whose body was found at Aberglasslyn yesterday.

Police were called to the bank of the Hunter River on Aberglasslyn Road early yesterday after members of the public discovered a body next to the river.

Central Hunter Detective immediately commenced an investigation into the young woman’s death.

However Greta man George Ballentine entered Maitland Police Station at about 5:30PM on the same day and was subsequently arrested before being charged with murder.

The 30-year-old was refused bail and is due to appear before Newcastle Local Court on April 24.