The body of a man suspected to have been murdered in a multi-storey car park could have laid undiscovered for more than a day.
Guy Levy was found with serious injuries in the Castle Street multi-storey in Canterbury on Monday.
But Folkestone Magistrates' Court heard today that the 51-year-old died during the early hours of Sunday.
Police were called to the site on the following day - at about 1.45pm on Easter Monday - when Mr Levy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gavin Houghton, 49, of no fixed address, Sobantu Sibanda, 27, also of no fixed address, and Airidas Sakalauskas, 21, of Old Dover Road, Canterbury, were all remanded in custody.
They appeared at Folkestone Magistrates' Court today after the Crown Prosecution Service authorised charges of murder against them.
None of the three entered any plea in relation to the charge, and the trio will appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday (April 17).
During the short hearing, no other details about how Mr Levy died were revealed.
On Tuesday, police and forensic teams in white suits were at the scene with parts of the car park cordoned off.
Much of the investigation has focused along part of Gas Street, next to the Canterbury Castle ruins, where teams were carrying out inquiries.
Michaela Neal, 25 who lives in the building above the car park, said: "I had no idea. My heart goes out to his family but I'm not surprised that something like this has happened here.
"It's just a part of living in Canterbury, especially because we live so close to Dane John."
Neighbour Ahmed Yjwaje, 23, added: "I'm surprised that this would happen here in the car park and it worries me because I walk home that way late from work sometimes."