A campaign to raise funds for the family of aspiring Melbourne comic Eurydice Dixon, whose body was found on a soccer field, has already raised more than $32,000 while a vigil is being planned in her honour.
Ms Dixon had just finished a gig making people laugh at the CBD's Highlander Bar on Tuesday night, but she never made it home.
The 22-year-old's body was found by a passer-by in Princes Park at North Carlton about 3am Wednesday.
Her accused killer, Jaymes Todd, 19 of Broadmeadows, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday charged with rape and murder.
Those touched by the tragedy have helped raise $32,284 on crowd funding platform GoFundMe, for Ms Dixon's family, surpassing its $1500 goal.
The campaign was set up by Luka Muller, a friend of Ms Dixon's from the comedy scene.
"These funds are being raised for the family of the victim, who I have had contact with," he said on the website.
"I understand that Eurydice's father wishes to donate a large portion of the funds to charities that Eurydice supported."
Comedian Julia Morris took to Twitter to express her shock.
"I am absolutely shattered to hear of the despicable death of Eurydice Dixon," she wrote.
"An important and funny voice has been extinguished. Vale Eurydice Dixon."
A vigil has also been planned in Princes Park where Ms Dixon was found, with almost 2000 people already expressing interest.
Todd has been remanded in custody to reappear in the same court on October 3.