Police Identify Woman Found In Melbourne Park As 25YO Courtney Herron

Courtney Herron

Homicide Squad detectives in Victoria have identified the woman found dead in a Melbourne park yesterday morning as 25-year-old Courtney Herron.

Police were called to Elliott Avenue in Parkville on Saturday morning, when a member of the public found her body in a park.

The last confirmed sighting of Courtney Herron was on May 14 in St Albans.

Police believe she was assaulted at the scene sometime between the night of Friday May 24 and the morning of Saturday May 25.

Courtney Herron was of no fixed residence, and investigators are currently making contact with her known associates to try and build a picture of her recent activities.

Courtney Herron

Further information is still required, and police have released images of Herron in hopes that someone may recognise her and provide information that may help in tracing her movements.

Per a Victorian Police media release:

At the time of her death, Courtney was wearing a light brown sleeveless vest/jacket, a black hoodie, black track pants, black runners and a blue singlet top, which featured pink buildings, gold sequins and a large blue rose on the lower right side.

Homicide Squad Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said detectives and forensic scientists had been working through the night and were keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and seen anything suspicious. Detective Inspector Stamper said:

“We are committed to finding the person, or people, responsible for this horrific attack. We are appealing for the community’s help and remind them that no piece of information is too big or too small. We know a number of people use this park and urge anyone with information or who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.”

The investigation into the death of Courtney Herron is ongoing, and it is expected there will be an ongoing police presence in the area.

Addressing the media, Victoria’s Assistant Police Commissioner Luke Cornelius said that the onus for violence against women is on men. He said:

“This is about men’s behaviour, not about women’s. For me as a man, it gives me pause for reflection, about what is it about our community that makes men think its okay to attack women.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online.