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Tributes paid to Jill Meagher one year on

Melbourne residents have planned a peace march to honour the Irish woman on 29 September.

A mourner holds a mass card at the memorial mass for Jill Meagher in Louth last year.
A mourner holds a mass card at the memorial mass for Jill Meagher in Louth last year.
Image: Julien Behal/PA

THE FAMILY OF murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher paid tribute to her over the weekend as residents of the Melbourne suburb she lived in prepare for another peace march.

The Louth woman was raped and killed last year by 41-year-old Adrian Bayley, as she walked home from a night out with work friends. Her body was found in a shallow grave six days after she went missing. Bayley, who had a string of previous convictions for sexual and violent offences, has been jailed for 35 years.

On Facebook over the weekend, the woman’s husband, Tom, issued a message of thanks to the public for its support over the last year.

A massive thank you to all of you wonderful people who have supported us so selflessly since Jill was taken from us last year. I don’t know how I would have coped without all of your love and kindness. Thank you.

A peace march to the laneway where the woman was murdered will take place in Melbourne on Sunday 29 September.

Read: Mayor of town where Jill Meagher was murdered visits her family in Drogheda>

Read: Jill Meagher’s rapist and killer jailed for at least 35 years>

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