Melbourne peace march for murdered Jill

Published Sunday, 30 September 2012
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Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Melbourne for a peace march in memory of murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher.

Melbourne peace march for murdered Jill
Floral tributes outside the store which captured the last CCTV footage of Jill (© Getty)

Mrs Meagher went missing earlier this month in the Australian city. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave at Gisbourne South, north-west of Melbourne, on Friday following a major police investigation and media campaign.

The young journalist from Drogheda, Co Louth, was raped and murdered.

Her mother, who lives in Perth in Western Australia, joined marchers in a minute's silence in a Brunswick park on Sunday.

Edith McKeon thanked the public for their support. She also appealed for more CCTV cameras to be installed in the suburb where her 29-year-old daughter went missing.

"I would like to thank the huge support here in Melbourne, it's just been unbelievable. Just thank you, simply thank you," Ms McKeon said.

"And I hope they put more cameras in here to keep people safe. And just thank you everybody, everybody for all your support."

Floral tributes have been left outside the front of the store which captured the last CCTV footage of the young journalist who worked for ABC Radio.

She was last seen leaving a bar in the city after a night-out with colleagues but failed to make the short walk to her home, prompting her husband Thomas to raise the alarm.

Coburg man Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, has been charged with her murder and rape.

© UTV News
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