Vigil To Be Held For Murdered Woman Courtney Heron

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27 May 2019

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A vigil will be held for Courtney Heron who was murdered in a Melbourne Park last weekend.

Her family have released a statement after visiting Royal Park in Parkville, where her body was found on Saturday morning. 

"We are heartbroken by the loss of our daughter," the family said in a statement.

"Courtney has a family who love and care about her. The loss has devastated our entire family."

The vigil will be held on Friday evening at the park where she was found.

"We cannot simply allow her death to go unnoticed and unmarked," organisers wrote online.

"All people deserve to feel safe. All people deserve the right to move freely without fear of being attacked."

The 25-year-old had been living on the streets and battling mental health issues.

Homeless man Henry Richard Hammond, 27, faced court charged with her murder on Monday.

It's now believed Ms Herron and her alleged killed may have left a party together just hours before her death, the Herald Sun has reported. 

Ms Herron's death is the fourth killing of a young woman in a public Melbourne place in the past year, including the June rape and murder of aspiring comedian Eurydice Dixon, 22, in a neighbouring suburb.

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