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.”
I am absolutely shattered to hear of the despicable death of Eurydice Dixon. Our comedy community is like a family & this news is beyond heart breaking. My deepest condolences go to her family and friends. An important and funny voice has been extinguished. Vale Eurydice Dixon Jx pic.twitter.com/aqXAxISePW
— Julia Morris (@Ladyjmo) June 14, 2018
Speaking to The Age, Dixon’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.”
Eurydice was a kind and funny person, this is a tragedy and my heart is broken. Thinking of her, and our PHSC community today https://t.co/6u7q6FrsYj
— Claudia Long (@ClaudiaLongsays) June 14, 2018
My heart is broken for Eurydice Dixon's family and friends. She should have been able to walk home safely on Tuesday night. https://t.co/Us7nYvgdxc
— Sally Whyte (@sallywhyte) June 14, 2018
"I wanna walk through the park in the dark
Men are scared that women will laugh at them
I wanna walk through the park in the dark
Women are scared that men will kill them
I hold my keys
Between my fingers"
Vale Eurydice Dixon. I wish it wasn't like thishttps://t.co/24N1v9DQFT
— Eliza Berlage (@verbaliza) June 14, 2018
When I was a 22 year old comedian, I constantly walked home alone from gigs in the middle of the night because I couldn’t afford tram fare, let alone taxis. Should we allow murderous rapists and poverty to ensure we’re locked inside for our entire lives? https://t.co/d7dKoafCKt
— Meshel Laurie (@Meshel_Laurie) 14 June 2018
She had a name and a family and a life: her name was Eurydice Dixon. Love to her family and her friends.
We will remember you.https://t.co/c2L6YrNxfr
— Belinda Barnet (@manjusrii) 14 June 2018
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.
Pls people don’t blame her for walking in a park at night, as is our society’s default position. BLAME HER ATTACKER. Women should be able to walk safely in our streets and parks. Rest in peace Eurydice Dixon.
— Chloe Booker (@chloebooker) June 14, 2018