Alex Fisher's brother to remain in custody

11:01 am on 27 November 2015

The man charged with murdering his 10-year-old brother Alex Fisher has been remanded in custody until early next year.

Eric Baden McIsaac

Eric Baden McIsaac Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Eric McIsaac, 25, appeared before the High Court in Wellington via video link from Palmerston North this morning.

He is also charged with burglary, possession of a knife and a fourth charge, which is suppressed.

Alex Fisher

Alex Fisher Photo: Supplied

Alex's body was found in the sand dunes at Waitarere Beach, near Levin, last month after a three-day search.

Justice Brown told Mr Isaac it was inevitable he would be remanded in custody until February next year.