Police speak after woman's body was discovered in Melbourne park

Police speak after woman's body was discovered in Melbourne park

Flowers were laid in Royal Park following the discovery of the body.

Tributes have since been flowing in Victoria and across the country for Ms Herron following a recent spate of killings involving young women.

"We really need the community's help with this", Stamper said. "We failed on this occasion".

Police arrived at the scene where the body was found on Saturday.

"It was an horrific bashing.in terms of weapons. everything is open", he said.

"The level of violence involved here was extreme in my view".

Exact cause of death not yet known.

Homicide Squad Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said detectives and forensic scientists worked through the night and are appealing for public assistance.

Her family had been notified, he said.

Other devastated Melburnians have left flowers at the scene throughout Sunday morning, as police scrambled to identify Ms Herron.

"This was a particularly, particularly horrendous attack", Homicide squad Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said on Sunday.

The last confirmed sighting of Herron was on May 14 in St Albans, north of Melbourne, when she had contact with police.

"There are still lot of gaps in terms of what actually happened in the park", Stamper said.

Investigators believe she became detached from family due to her drug use.

There are no suspects at this stage and police are urging anyone with information to come forward as investigations continue.

The man will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court later today.

Police were seen in Royal Park on Saturday.

"This is a bad tragedy", Mr Andrews told reporters on Sunday.

"This is not about the way women behave".

North Park Tennis Club head coach Gabriel Moise, said it was "pretty scary" to have a woman's body discovered nearby.

"This is most likely about the behaviour of men".

They have cordoned off a large section of the Royal park in Parkville, encompassing North Park Tennis Club and the Flemington Road Cricket Oval, as well as Elliott Avenue.

"Every time I hear of a women being attacked in our community, whether it's in their home or on our streets, for me as a man it gives me pause for reflection about what is it in our community that allows some men to think that it's still ok to attack women or take from women what they want".

"Violence against women is absolutely about men's behaviour".

The park is a short distance from Princes Park, where aspiring comedian Eurydice Dixon's body was found on June 12 past year.

Herron's death has sparked shock and anger among Melbourne's community, being the fourth woman found dead in similar circumstances in the last 12 months.

Both women were attacked by men they did not know.

In April Natalina Angok's body was found dumped in Chinatown, allegedly killed by her one-time partner Christopher Allen who has been charged.

Victoria Police talk to reporters.

A heightened police presence remain at the park, patrolling the area to ensure the public feel safe.

"This is a horrendous crime, as all murders are", he said.

'This is a horrendous crime, as all murders are.

Anyone with any information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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