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Tributes Are Pouring In For 22-Year-Old Eurydice Dixon, Who Was Killed This Week In Melbourne

She was walking home from a comedy show.

Content warning: sexual assault, murder.


A woman found dead in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton North yesterday has been named as 22-year-old comedian Eurydice Dixon. She was allegedly murdered on her way home from performing her comedy on Tuesday night.

Her friends, family and community are devastated, and tributes have been pouring in for Dixon all afternoon. Comedian Julia Morris wrote on Twitter that she was “absolutely shattered” to hear the news, and that Dixon’s death was a great loss.

“Our comedy community is like a family & this news is beyond heart breaking,” she wrote. “My deepest condolences go to her family and friends. An important and funny voice has been extinguished.”

Speaking to The AgeDixon’s friends described her as “an incredible, amazing, creative individual”. Staff at the Highlander Bar, where she performed her final show, said she was much-loved regular there, and that it was hard to process the fact of her death.

“It’s hit a lot of people really hard,” James Forman, who works at the bar, told The Age. “The fact we knew her and that we saw her that evening and that it happened in such close proximity to this building has us all questioning our own safety.”

A 19-year-old man has been charged with one count of rape and one count of murder after handing himself in to police last night. Police have warned people to remain vigilant in the area and “take responsibility for your safety”, especially around the poorly-lit Princes Park where the body was found.

It’s a real shame, though, that in 2018 the onus still seems to be on people to “take responsibility” to avoid being potential victims. Eurydice Dixon should have been able to walk through that park in the dark without “taking responsibility”.

She will be missed.