PARK COUNTY, Colo. - A judge set bond at $50,000 cash on Tuesday for the suspect accused of killing missing Wheat Ridge woman LeAnn "Annie" Meyer.
Melissa Miller was arrested on Monday.
"Ms. Miller, you are accused of committing the act of second-degree murder in Park County," Judge Brian L. Green informed Miller in court.
Green also told Miller she faces 16 to 48 years in prison if she is convicted.
During the advisement hearing, Wheat Ridge police Officer Mark Slavsky said Miller is unemployed and has not filed tax returns recently.
Slavksy said Miller has been living with her parents since Meyer disappeared in February. Miller is sleeping on a couch at her parent's home in Lakewood.
"Would it be fair to say she was couch surfing?" a prosecutor asked.
"I believe that would be fair to say," Slavsky responded.
Miller was living in Meyer's basement when Meyer disappeared. Meyer's remains were found July 4 in a rural area of Park County.
Miller was the last person to see Meyer alive. She told some of Meyer's friends in a secretly-recorded video that she dropped Meyer off for a dinner appointment with another woman. Miller said Meyer had a bloody nose, but didn't explain why.
"I was angry, I thought we should all still be able to share Annie's company and her life for a very long time," said Annie's friend Sarah Hultgren. "I wish [Miller] would tell us what she knows, because I know she knows more than she's sharing."
If Miller pays the $50,000 bond, she will not be allowed to leave the state without permission and she will have to wear a GPS monitor, Green said.