Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon was a 'joyous and independent spirit'

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Eurydice Dixon was raped and murdered as she walked home in Melbourne.

Police in Australia have been accused of victim blaming for telling people to look after their own safety after a comedian was murdered. "We don't just need to solve the crimes", she said.

Her body was found by a passer-by at 3am yesterday in Princes Park, in the Carlton North suburb of the city.

Another added: 'I hope that these funds may pay all the costs of this handsome woman's funeral andI would love to see a memorial to her in Princes Park - as we will never ever not be thinking of her as we walk our dogs, watch the soccer, have a picnic or go to the playground'.

"As police, it is our role to provide people with both reassurance but also tips on how we can all stay safe in our community".

"Hyde Park was selected as it is not only a peaceful and handsome place for a vigil, but also one that is avoided by women at night due to fears of attack", she said.

St Bernard's and Melbourne University Blacks players held a minute's silence in memory of Eurydice Dixon.

News organisations reported the 19-year-old male suspect has autism and people were quick to reject that as any kind of defence. "What is happening in this country when a woman can't walk home on her own at night, can't get home safely at night".

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As someone who is a comedian, as someone who is in that community, I have just seen so many of my friends devastated by this news.

"And for this to happen, on the day of her memorial, is absolutely galling an insulting an deeply, deeply offensive", she said.

"A lot of us live around here and it's pretty simple - it is just not good enough from men in society".

"We'll never change a thing until we do". They also said they would dramatically increase police presence in the park, so they weren't saying the only way to prevent these crimes is for women to be more careful. Authorities said she had been raped and murdered.

"So our message to Victorian women is this", Andrews wrote. "I am so sad and I feel scared and we should not have to bear the burden of this". It's a reflex. And I know so many women who do that. Her traumatic death has had such a profound effect on Australian women, in part because of the banality in the moments leading up to it.

Comedian Nicky Barry said Dixon was a "joyous and independent spirit" who was dearly loved by those who met her.

Most women are constantly taking stock of their surroundings and endlessly modifying their behavior to keep themselves safe.

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