In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Eurydice Dixon’s body was found on a Melbourne soccer field, between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive at Carlton North.
On Thursday afternoon, a 19-year-old man was arrested for the rape and murder of the 22-year-old aspiring comedian.
On the night of her murder, just a few hundred metres from home, Eurydice Dixon sent her final message.
“I’m almost home safe, HBU [how about you],” she wrote.
The young comedian was on top of the world after performing a successful stand-up gig in the CBD.
But she would never make it home. Her body was found on a soccer pitch around 2.40am on Wednesday morning.
Police believe she sent the Facebook message just after midnight, as she walked through Princes Park in Carlton North.
Eurydice had made this journey home, safely, many times before.
Her close friend Tony Magnuson was one of the last people to see her alive. They left the Highlander Bar at 10.40pm on Tuesday night, grabbed some food, and then parted ways inside Flinders Street Station.