Victoria's chief homicide detective has backtracked his controversial comments that women should not be alone in parks following the stabbing death of a teenager out for an evening walk.
Masa Vukotic, 17, went out for a walk in a local Melbourne park just before 7pm on Tuesday night. The schoolgirl was stabbed and later found dead by police officers.
According to The Age, Detective inspector Mick Hughes told ABC radio on Thursday morning, "we just need to be a little more careful".
"I suggest to people, particularly females, they shouldn't be alone in parks. Jog with a friend, make sure your family know your route, exercise in daylight if you can," he said.