The first woman to be murdered in 2023 in Australia was Ballina Woman Lindy Lucena.
She was found in Holden Lane, near Cherry Street, Ballina covered in a tarp, with significant head injuries that are thought to be the cause of her death.
Her former partner Robert Karl Huber was on bail for assault charges at the time of her death and was arrested and charged with murder and breaching a domestic violence order (DVO).
The community are invited to attend a candlelit vigil for Lindy Lucena at Fawcett Park in Ballina this Sunday at 7pm. This will mark the tragic loss of a woman from the local community and call for action on bringing an end to violence against women.
The event will be hosted by Mandy Nolan. Please bring a candle and a picnic blanket.