Family and friends have made emotional tributes to alleged murder victim Jessie Fullerton at a memorial service in Quorn today.
Hundreds of people gathered in the South Australian country town to remember the 22-year-old, one of the victims in last week’s alleged double murder.
About 500 people attended the memorial service, with family and friends remembering her as ‘a happy go-lucky girl’ with 'a heart of gold'.
They also spoke about her bubbly personality and shared their memories.
Her grandparents Noel and Isobel had raised Jessie since she was just a few months old and spoke glowingly of their time together.
“She’s been with us for 22 years and they’ve been the best 22 years of my life,” said Noel.
Ms Fullerton, a well-known outback identity who rode camels in bush races, was found dead early on Wednesday on a road next to her ute, less than 100 metres from her home.
A man has been charged with her alleged murder and appeared in the Port Augusta Magistrate’s Court last week.
He is also accused of killing 16-year-old Port Pirie teenager Rebecca Wild, whose body was found buried in the Quorn cemetery.
The double tragedy has rocked the small town of Quorn, and as a tribute, locals have raised $3000 for the childcare centre where Ms Fullerton worked.
More than 60 relatives traveled from interstate for the service, and her family now faces a wait of up to two months for her funeral.
A public service will be held once her body is released.