27 Y.O. Man Charged With Murder Of Melbourne Woman Courtney Herron

Courtney Herron

Victoria Police have charged a 27-year-old man with the murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron, who was found dead in Royal Park on Saturday morning.

In a statement, police said Homicide Squad detectives arrested and interviewed a man of no fixed address on Sunday before laying the charge overnight.

He is slated to front Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

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On Sunday, Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper told the media that Herron was the victim of a vicious physical attack.

“We do have a result from the post-mortem examination that revealed she died as a result of – a horrendous bashing – that’s the only way to describe it,” Stamper said.

Initial post-mortem results have not found evidence of sexual violence against Herron.

Stamper said Herron had difficulties with mental health and drug abuse issues, which impacted relationships with her “heart-broken” family.

It is thought Herron had recently been couchsurfing and may have been sleeping rough at the time of her death.

Investigations are ongoing.