By MAMAMIA TEAM
TRIGGER WARNING: This article deals with an accounts of rape/sexual assault and may be triggering for survivors of abuse.
On Sunday, a Melbourne woman was brutally killed.
She was murdered in the van she was temporarily living in with her boyfriend of 19 years – and it was her boyfriend who discovered her body that day. Her boyfriend was initially a suspect but he has since been cleared of suspicion.
Detectives are now investigating whether one of the woman’s clients might be responsible for her death.
Tracy Connelly was a valued and appreciated member of her community, loved by her partner, and only 40-years-old. But you probably won’t recognise her name, given that these were the headlines that reported her death:
Tracy Connelly was a sex worker and it is her profession rather than the fact she was a loved and cherished person, that has dominated the column inches devoted to her murder.