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Grieving mother of murder victim Maddison Parrot pays poignant tribute to her ‘best friend’

‘We love you Maddy’: Grieving mother pays poignant tribute to her daughter and ‘best friend’ after her charred body was found in a burnt out tent – as a homeless ‘vigilante leader’ is charged with her murder

  • The mother of murder victim Maddison Parrott has paid a touching tribute
  • It comes after the 29-year-old’s body was inside the charred remains of a tent
  • Now, Mrs Parrott has revealed the cherished nature of the pair’s relationship  
  • Homeless man Nick Cross was arrested at gunpoint and charged with murder

The grieving mother of Maddison Parrott has paid a touching tribute to her daughter – after a homeless vigilante was charged with her murder.  

The 29-year-old’s body was found inside the charred remains of a tent at the Geelong Showgrounds, on the outskirts of the Victorian town, earlier this month. 

Maddison’s mother Marlene has revealed the cherished and close nature of the pair’s relationship.

‘We had the best relationship that a mother and daughter could ever ask for,’ Mrs Parrott told the Geelong Advertiser. 

‘She wasn’t just my daughter, she was my best friend.’

The grieving mother of murder victim Maddison Parrott (pictured) has paid a touching tribute – after a homeless vigilante was charged with her killing

Since Maddison’s vibrant life came to an allegedly violent end, local homeless man Nick Cross, 31, was arrested at gunpoint, before being charged with her murder. 

Two others, a 31-year-old Tracy Menzies from nearby Bell Park and Todd Sell, 34, of Colac, were later charged with accessory to murder after the fact.  

Maddison allegedly received a gunshot wound to the head before her body was dumped by the trio.  

She had reportedly been living in a glamping-style tent at the campsite since the amicable breakdown of her marriage months earlier.

The spot now acts as a place of solace and solitude for those closest to her. 

Since Maddison's vibrant life came to a violent end, local homeless man Nick Cross, 31, was arrested at gunpoint, before being charged with her murder

Since Maddison’s vibrant life came to a violent end, local homeless man Nick Cross, 31, was arrested at gunpoint, before being charged with her murder

Nick Cross and his alleged accomplices were arrested at gunpoint at a home in Greystanes, in Sydney's west days after Maddison's body was found

Nick Cross and his alleged accomplices were arrested at gunpoint at a home in Greystanes, in Sydney’s west days after Maddison’s body was found

‘We love you Maddy,’ reads an engraving into its soft terrain. 

‘We both looked up to the sky to tell Maddy she now can rest in peace and keep on living in our hearts’ Mrs Parrott told The Addy of her first visit to the site. 

Meanwhile, the former retail manager’s alleged killer Nick Cross lashed out at police defiantly gave his middle finger during a hearing Geelong Magistrates’ Court last week.

Maddison's alleged killer Nick Cross (pictured) lashed out at police defiantly gave his middle finger during a hearing Geelong Magistrates' Court last week

Maddison’s alleged killer Nick Cross (pictured) lashed out at police defiantly gave his middle finger during a hearing Geelong Magistrates’ Court last week

‘Vic Pol takes kids. You f**kin dogs,’ he yelled as guards wrestled him out of the packed court room. 

Cross and his alleged accomplices were arrested at a home in Greystanes, in Sydney’s west days after Maddison’s body was found.

Officers surrounded the house and dragged the trio out in handcuffs after reports they could be armed.

The three accused have been remanded in custody to and are expected to reappear in court next year. 

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