Dean McGrath's accused killers in custody  5/20/2017 8:08:00 PM 

Two men accused of murdering a former elite police officer have been remanded in custody to face a Melbourne court next week.

Dean McGrath's body was discovered at a factory in Braeside on Friday morning after one of his accused killers came forward to police.

Mr McGrath, 41, was a former officer in Victoria Police's Special Operations Group, which responds to major incidents.

David Grierson, 45, and Craig Marshall, 47, faced Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Saturday and did not apply for bail.

The shaggy-haired Grierson appeared in a T-shirt in contrast to Marshall's black top and neatly-cropped hair.

It's alleged they murdered Mr McGrath at Braeside on Wednesday.

It's understood Mr McGrath, a former amateur boxer, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and quit the police force in 2010.

His parents and other supporters were present at the hearing on Saturday, his mother weeping at times.

Outside court she said her son was a 'beautiful boy'.

Grierson, of Braeside, and Marshall, of Rosebud, did not apply for bail and will return to court on May 23.


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