The man accused of murdering 25-year-old Melbourne woman Courtney Herron on Saturday morning and leaving her body in a city park has been identified.

27-year-old Henry Hammond faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning after being charged over Herron’s death.

The Age reports that Hammond, who has no fixed address, faced court barefoot and with an apparent black eye.

His lawyer Bernie Balmer told the court Hammond had a diagnosis of ADHD and suggested his client may live with mental health issues causing delusions.

Balmer said Hammond takes medication for those conditions.

He was remanded in custody and is slated to next appear before court on September 16.

Herron’s body was discovered by dog walkers behind a cluster of logs in Melbourne’s Royal Park around 9.15am on Saturday.

Speaking to the media yesterday, Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said “a post-mortem examination that revealed she died as a result of – a horrendous bashing – that’s the only way to describe it.”

Investigations are ongoing, and Victoria Police are reportedly expecting to review CCTV footage to aid their inquiries.

Source: The Age
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