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Teen charged over Brisbane park killing

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Police have charged a 19-year-old man with the murder of a young South Korean woman in a Brisbane park.

The Spring Hill man will face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday, as the parents of the murdered 22-year-old woman arrive in the city to claim her body.

Media reports have named the woman as Eunji Ban, who arrived in Queensland last month.

Just a few short weeks ago, her parents were saying farewell to her as she headed to Australia for an extended period.

Floral and other tributes have been left for the young woman at Wickham Park, where her battered body was found by a passer-by early on Sunday morning.

The crime has caused anxiety among other South Korean visitors in Brisbane.

A fellow national who lives in the same apartment building where Ms Ban had been staying says her own family and friends are worried about her.

“I’ve got 100 messages from other friends (saying) that I have to worry about everything, that I have to be careful,” the woman told ABC radio.