Street vigil planned for Aiia Maasarwe

People are being asked to line the street near the site of where Aiia Maasarwe's body was found.
People are being asked to line the street near the site of where Aiia Maasarwe's body was found.

Another vigil is planned for murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe, with people to line up along the Melbourne thoroughfare that would have been her walk home.

Organiser Kelsey Wilson said the tragic death of the 21-year-old hit close to home and a vigil was planned on Tuesday at the Bundoora site where her body was found on January 16, pending police and council approval.

"The death of Aiia Maasarwe has really just hit so many people so hard especially in this area," Ms Wilson told the Nine Network on Monday.

"A lot of us walk through this area and in the surrounding suburbs late at night alone.

"One of my friends said to me, 'It really is a lottery now'. It should be guaranteed safety, but it is a lottery when you are walking home now."

The Victorian coroner is due to give Ms Maasarwe's body to a funeral director on Monday afternoon for repatriation, AAP was told on Sunday.

Her father Saeed reportedly told mourners at a tribute on Sunday he was awaiting the release, so the body of the Palestinian Arab of Israeli citizenship could be taken home.

Ms Maasarwe had alighted a tram in Bundoora moments before she was attacked and her body was found near a shopping centre about 7am on January 16.

Ms Kelsey says organisers are planning a vigil at her memorial, which is overflowing with floral tributes, and there will be a line-up along Main Drive, which would have been Ms Maasarwe's walk home.

"It should be all men and women who are standing up for this and showing this isn't okay. If you see someone doing something that's not really respectful, say something," she said.

Aspiring rapper Codey Herrmann, 20, is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday accused of Ms Maasarwe's rape and murder.

Australian Associated Press