Victoria Police have confirmed the identity of a woman found dead in a Carlton North park on Wednesday morning.
Eurydice Dixon, 22, was allegedly raped and murdered as she walked through Princes Park between 11pm on Tuesday and 3am on Wednesday.
An up-and-coming comedian, Dixon had finished a gig at the Highlander Bar in the city centre and left the premises around 10.30pm.
Police allege she was attacked on her way home.
Speaking to The Age, Highlander Bar staff member James Forman said “she was quite shy and very reserved, which was very strange, because once she got up on stage she’d have the attention of the whole room and they’d all be laughing.”
To the Herald Sun, friend Kieran Butler said he told her “about 25 times” that she was set to “break new ground” in the industry.
She ran her stand-up show At Home, I Feel Like A Tourist in March.
A 19-year-old Broadmeadows man turned himself into authorities this morning after police released CCTV images of a man they were seeking to question about Dixon’s death.
Police say it’s not believed that Dixon and the man knew each other.
He is slated to face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today on one count of rape and one count of murder.
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