Stephanie Scott’s funeral to be held at wedding venue today

Stephanie Scott’s funeral to be held at wedding venue today

The funeral for murdered New South Wales school teacher Stephanie Scott is to be held in Eugowra today, at the function centre where she was due to get married.

Ms Scott was last seen at her workplace at Leeton High School on Easter Sunday, a week before she was due to marry her fiance Aaron Leeson-Wooley near her hometown of Canowindra.

Her body was discovered the night before she was due to be married, at a national park 70 kilometres from the New South Wales Riverina town.

24 year old school cleaner Vincent Stanford has been charged with her murder and remains in custody. Stanford is due to reappear in court in June.

This week teachers and students of Leeton High School returned for the first time since the 26 year old’s alleged murder. The school has stated this week is likely to be “the most difficult week of school life.”

It comes as hundreds of residents from Leeton gathered in Mountford Park for a memorial picnic on the day Ms Scott was due to be married.

Leeton Mayor Paul Maytom said the town was still in shock and that it would take a long time for residents and the town to recover.

According to the Counting Dead Women campaign, Ms Scott was the 30th woman to be killed by violence this year in Australia.

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