Sunderland, Australia (The Sun, Aug 19,2017): The body of mum-of-one Quyen Ngoc Nguyen, 29, was found by firefighters in Shiney Row, Sunderland, on Tuesday.
Stephen Unwin, 39, from Houghton, and William McFall, 50, from Blackpool, were remanded in custody at Newcastle Magistrates Court.
The offences were said to be so serious they could only be heard at Crown Court.
Family and friends of sat in the public gallery during the two minute hearing wearing white mourning headbands and clutching a picture of the victim.
Ms Nguyen, who was Vietnamese lived in the Killingworth area of North Tynesid