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'Heartbreaking': Tributes paid to comedian who was killed as she walked home

Eurydice Dixon (22) was found dead in Melbourne.

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to a comedian who was killed as she walked home in Australia.

The body of Eurydice Dixon (22) was found at a football field in Melbourne on Wednesday.

She was allegedly raped and murdered, BBC News reports. A 19-year-old man, Jaymes Todd, has been charged by police.

Local media have reported that Dixon’s body was found a few hundred metres from where she lived.

According to The Age, she had sent a text message to a friend saying: “I’m almost home safe, HBU [how about you].”

Fellow comedian Julia Morris said the news was “beyond heartbreaking”, tweeting: “An important and funny voice has been extinguished.”

Radio and TV presenter Ash London and comedian Peter Helliar also paid tribute, with the latter saying Dixon seemed to be “a funny, friendly, warm woman with the world at her feet”.

A vigil in Dixon’s honor is set to be held at Princes Park in Melbourne in the coming days.

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