Content Warning: This piece discusses rape and murder.

A close friend of murder victim, Eurydice Dixon, has shared her last message sent to him when she was just moments away from returning home.

This morning, Victoria Police confirmed the identity of 22-year-old Dixon as the woman found dead on a football field at Princes Park in Carlton North on Wednesday. 

The accused, 19-year-old Jaymes Todd, handed himself into a police station at Broadmeadows on Wednesday night. After appearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday, Todd was charged with one count of rape and one count of murder. He will appear in court again on October 3. 

Dixon had just finished a stand-up comedy show at the Highlander Bar in the city’s central district when she decided to head home at around 10:30PM.

Tony Magnuson was one of the last people to see Dixon alive as they said their goodbyes inside Flinders Street Station that same night.

Magnuson told The AgeShe was happy and content. She gave me a hug, blew me a kiss and said she was going for a walk. She was on top of the world because her gig went so well.”

“At 12am I got a message that said ‘I’m almost home safe, HBU.'”

Magnuson described Dixon as a “deep soul who never took herself too seriously”. 

Staff at the Highlander Bar said in a statement on Facebook that they were “deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news”. 

“She was a remarkable, talented, kind, unique and universally loved person and the entire staff are shattered and heartbroken. Our heart goes out to her family, the comedy community and everyone else who knew and loved her. She will be remembered fondly and sadly missed. Rest In Peace Eurydice.”

Friends, members of the public, and the comedy community have shared their grief on Twitter:

Source: The Age
Image: Facebook