Like most Victorians, I woke today to find out that missing Brunswick women, Jill Meagher, had been raped and killed by (the man the police have in custody) Adrian Ernest Bayley.
|Jill and her husband Tom.|
I can't tell you how upset I am. On Sunday I had seen her missing person poster on FaceBook. As the news unraveled, it seemed apparent to me that she wasn't a runaway and that she had truly been abducted. I remained hopeful that she was to be found alive. Unfortunatly that was not to be…
One of my friends posted on his FaceBook today about that lack of public transport and taxis in the early hours of the morning. He had been to the same bar exactly one week before Jill was snatched. At closing, there was only 50% of taxis needed, so he started walking in the direction of him home (the same route that Jill took), eventually a taxi picked him up. Being that Melbourne has such a busy night life I do think that out public transport system should be improved.
There have been many times when I have wanted to go back to my car on my own after being in the city, my husband doesn't let me. When we were dating and his bands used to play in clubs, he would always walk me to my car if I was going home alone. A lot of the time I used to drive a friend in so I would be safe. This friend also happened to be a black belt and a male :)
I did a quick search of Adrian Bayley's name earlier - it looks like he has prior convictions so hopefully that means he will stay in jail longer. I have no idea how someone could rape and murder someone, it is so hard for me to understand.
|Floral tributes at the bridal shop where she was last seen alive.|
Let us not forget how many other people go missing in Australia every day, most of these are never shown on the news. And to all the ladies out there, please take care xo