A ruined friend of Courtney Herron claims that the police missed an opportunity to help the young woman days before she was killed.
The 25-year-old's body was found bad on Saturday in a park in the inner north of Melbourne, after allegedly attending a social event with her accused murderer Henry Hammond, 27.
Jessica Bateman, who has been friends with Mrs. Herron since high school, said she could live if the police had helped reunite her with her family after picking her up with an acquaintance days before her death.
A ruined friend of Courtney Herron (photo) claims that the police missed an opportunity to help the young woman days before she was killed
& # 39; Her mother had issued a report on missing persons and the police had picked her up at an acquaintance on May 14, & she said Today.
& # 39; They released her. They should have held her and saved her so that her mother could come and pick her up. & # 39;
Mrs. Herron was free to leave and not picked up by her family when she was 25.
Mrs. Herron had a drug addiction and was homeless when she was killed.
Her mother Maxie has previously described how her daughter & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; Has been.
& # 39; She was perhaps 25, but she ran so much risk. Believe, trust, love, but she was so vulnerable, & she said The age.
Courtney Herron & # 39; s life turned to turmoil when she ended up in a bad crowd and started using ice, her mother said
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
Mrs. Bateman told The Project homelessness was the ultimate cause of Mrs. Herron's death, but admitting that sleeping was difficult was more difficult for women than for men.
& # 39; Because women are more vulnerable than men who are homeless and you know men can attack them, use them and it is fair, especially when it comes to mental illness and drugs, & # 39; she said.
Mrs. Herron was bank skated until two years before her death.
Mrs. Bateman, who grew up in Melbourne, said she now fears for her own safety in the city where she grew up.
& # 39; I feel & # 39; no longer safe at night. I always walked through parks … but not anymore. & # 39;
Mrs. Herron is the fourth young woman to have been murdered in a public place in Melbourne in the last 12 months, including the rape and murder in June of the ambitious comedian Eurydice Dixon (22) in a neighboring suburb.
Mrs. Herron was bank skated until two years before her death
The badly battered body of the 25-year-old was found in a park in the inner north of Melbourne on Saturday
Death led to widespread calls for action to improve women's public safety.
A silent vigil has been organized for the 25-year-old on Friday evening, which is expected to be attended by thousands.
The vigil is held in Royal Park on the outskirts of Parkville, where Mrs. Herron's body was discovered.
Homeless man Henry Richard Hammond, 27, has been charged with the murder of Herron.
He remains in custody, his case will appear in court on September 16.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Victoria police for comments.
The mother and grandmother of the Melbourne wife Courtney Herron threw herself at the spot where she was reportedly murdered and this week called to heaven for answers
They threw their hands in the air and seemed to ask God to answer, the 25-year-old's family came to Royal Park on Monday morning.
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
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