Online trolls have brutally attacked Melbourne's murdered woman, Courtney Herron, as a worthless & # 39; heroin addict & # 39; on social media sites dedicated to the homeless.
Cruel people went to Facebook to declare that the 25-year-old was a & # 39; pauper & # 39; s funeral & # 39; s while others used her death to defend men's behavior.
The young woman's body was found on Saturday morning at 9.30 am by dog walkers in Royal Park.
Online trolls have been fired against murder victim Courtney Herron in a series of nauseating messages on Facebook. Many targeted specific sites that support the homeless
Cruel messages have emerged on Facebook as criticism of homeless people and drug users. Some have gone so far as to suggest that the murder victim, Courtney Herron, is a & # 39; pauper & # 39; s funeral & # 39; earned
The homeless man Henry Hammond, 27 years old, was at the head of the Magistrates & # 39; Court in Melbourne on Monday, charged with the murder of Herron.
Daily Mail Australia has been told that Mrs. Herron has been living in the streets of Melbourne for almost two years.
She was known as a visitor to Deborah Henry & # 39; s & # 39; Street Feeds & # 39; in Batman Park on the north bank of the Yarra River in the center of Melbourne, leading up to her death.
The location has been serving hot meals to homeless people two or three times a week for years and is a well-known place for people in need.
Henry Hammond appeared in the courtroom without shoes on Monday and nodded when told that he would be held in custody until his next performance in September
A message left on the spot by Courtney Herron's grandmother. She cried to heaven as if searching for answers why her lover was taken away
Mrs. Henry's Facebook site, along with others who focus on homeless people, has been plagued with offensive messages since the tragedy ended last weekend.
Mrs. Henry had to remove some messages from her Us 2 You Facebook page and has since called on people to remove the negative comments.
& # 39; Courtney came to our food services, she was a beautiful girl, & # 39; she placed.
Most of the comments were about heartless people who stated that Mrs. Herron was a & # 39; pauper & # 39; s grave & # 39; earned due to a fundraising campaign initiated by another volunteer.
Henry Hammond has been described as an & # 39; enigma & # 39; who possibly lived in a combi van in Brunswick. He has been charged with murder
Another insensitive post blaming alleged drugs by the victim for its own bloody demise. The messages have since been deleted but continue to appear as more details about Courtney Herron's life are revealed
Defense: Donna Stolzenberg, from the National Homeless Collective, was the target of trolling after she created a fundraising page to help Mrs. Herron's parents pay for her funeral
Donna Stolzenberg, from the National Homeless Collective, was the target of trolls after she created a fundraising page to help Mrs. Herron's parents pay for her funeral.
The GoFundMe currently sits at just over $ 10,000, which at the moment could barely pay for a coffin.
& # 39; If you bypass the corner that someone was taking drugs, the community just starts hating them automatically & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; It's very sad, but the difference with fundraising for a man who pushed a cart to a terrorist and a fundraiser for a woman who was murdered in the park – we get barely $ 10,000 … at the same time as the one others we probably dragged to $ 50,000. & # 39;
The fundraiser earned $ 145,000 for Michael Rogers.
Mrs Stolzenberg said she was appalled by some of the comments that have been flooded on sites that she managed, including one specifically set up to support homeless people.
The last time Mrs. Herron saw her family was during Greek Easter and the 25-year-old stayed briefly with her grandmother before abruptly leaving in the middle of the night
Grieving people lay flowers on the tragic stage where the life of Courtney Herron was cut off
& # 39; Everyone is like & # 39; & # 39; junkie in a park & # 39; & # 39; … & # 39; & # 39; Well, why was she out there & # 39; & # 39 ;, & # 39; & # 39; If she's out there on drugs that are her own fault & # 39; & # 39; and blablabla. I just delete them, & she said.
Mrs. Herron & # 39; s parents, who are believed to be divorced, are expected to hold a funeral for their daughter next week.
Mrs. Henry said everyone deserved a good funeral.
& # 39; People have suggested that she be given a pauper funeral – do you mean that, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Everyone deserves a decent broadcast regardless of whether they live on the street or in a house. & # 39;
Mrs Stolzenberg said that the comments obscured people's opinions about what had happened to Mrs Herron.
& Seriously, nobody wants to be a drug addict on the street … it all happens because there is some kind of trauma in their life and something happened that the person could not get support and eventually drugs took it, & # 39 ;she said.
National Homeless Collective founder Donna Stolzenberg (left) and & # 39; Trolley Man & # 39; Michael Rogers left the field on an earlier appearance in Melbourne. A GoFundMe page set up by Mrs. Stolzenberg raised $ 145,000 for Rogers
It is clear that Herron fought her own drug demons, who were thought to be heroin, but did not get the support she needed because she did not have a stable home address.
Reports suggest that they had some kind of treatment on both the Methadone program and the detox drug Cedoxone.
Mrs Stolzenberg said that if it is correct, Mrs Herron's story would not be different from thousands of other Australians who lived on the streets.
& # 39; The message we are trying to get there is to stop slandering people who use drugs because I have never met anyone who didn't have a terrible counterpart, & # 39; she said.
The mother and grandmother of the Melbourne wife Courtney Herron threw herself at the spot where she was allegedly murdered and wept to heaven for answers on Monday
& # 39; The majority of homeless people end up taking drugs when they take to the streets, not before. Life on the street creates it. & # 39;
She said the answer would only come from more money for rehabilitation facilities, treatment and housing.
& # 39; It's a joke right now. As soon as the staff go to bed, the dealers stand over the edge of the fence and get a blow from them, & she said.
& # 39; The help is not available to people, so you have people trying to unpack years and years of trauma and they have been given an hour appointment and they have not even started it … the system is so broken and it does not help people with drug problems. & # 39;
Mrs. Henry said that four homeless people have died in Melbourne in the last two months.
& # 39; How many more will die? & # 39; she said.
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