Hundreds attend memorial for murdered Korean Eunji Ban
A PUBLIC memorial has been held for Korean woman Eunji Ban who was brutally murdered in Brisbane at the weekend.
Hundreds of people who attended Brisbane City Council's Afternoon of Remembrance today held a minute's silence to pay tribute and honour Ms Ban's life, which was tragically cut short.
People from all walks of life, friends, colleagues and strangers congregated to lend their support to Ms Ban's heartbroken family and to remember the young woman who travelled to Australia six weeks ago on the trip of a lifetime.
Her alleged murder has shocked Queenslanders and made headlines around the world.
The set of non-descript stairs leading up to Wickham Park on Albert Street, near where Ms Ban's body was discovered on Sunday, has become a shrine to the 22-year-old as a community struggles to understand the events which led to her death.
Earlier, Premier Campbell Newman confirmed he had met with Ms Ban's uncle and father on Tuesday to express his condolences on behalf of all Queenslanders.
"I conveyed formally the condolences of the people of this state to him and to the family and the Lord Mayor did so on behalf of the people of Brisbane," he said.
"We also had a discussion about the support that would be made available.
"Under the Victims Assist program there is a range of financial support measures available to them.
"So again I express my deepest condolences and sympathies to Eunji's father and mother and her entire family and all their friends.
"They need to know that we are with them in this and we will provide that support to them."
Former Ipswich teen Alex Reuben McEwan, 19, faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with Ms Ban's murder.
It is understood the break through in the short investigation came after police received a tip-off from three of McEwan's friends.
Police will allege McEwan went out on Sunday morning with the express purpose of killing someone and Ms Ban was the first person to cross his path.
In a cruel twist of fate, it is believed Ms Ban had overslept and was running 30 minutes late for work as a cleaner at the Transcontinental Hotel when her path crossed with her alleged killer.
McEwan is due back in court again on December 16.