A young man charged with the Melbourne rape and murder of 22-year-old comedian Eurydice Dixon could face more charges when more evidence becomes available.
Ms Dixon’s body was found on the Princes Park field at Carlton North by a passer-by about 3am on June 13.
Jaymes Todd, of Broadmeadows, subsequently handed himself in to police.
Todd, who was 19 at the time of the alleged incident, remained still and quiet when he appeared via video link during a contest mention hearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Christina Teague sought an adjournment due to delays in the Crown receiving a pathologist’s report and a statement from a biologist about DNA evidence.
She said the pathologist was “overworked and apologetic”, but had staffing issues and might not be able to supply a report until next year.
Ms Teague added the DNA evidence was expected by the end of October.
But magistrate Suzanne Cameron said it had been nearly 16 weeks since Ms Dixon’s death, and the material should be expedited.
Ms Teague said because “the extent of the assault” was unknown, additional charges could potentially be laid.
Police allege Todd raped and murdered Ms Dixon some time after 10.30pm the day before her body was found.
During his previous appearance in court Todd’s lawyer said it was his first time in custody and stressed his vulnerability in that environment due to his youth and diagnosis of autism.
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