Police are continuing to hunt for the killer of Melbourne woman Tracy Connelly, a St Kilda sex worker, whose body was found in her van almost two weeks ago.

Sex workers who knew Ms Connelly fear the killer is someone with a grudge against them.

They say they are experiencing more violence than ever before, particularly from young male clients who are high on the drug ice.

On the night she sent a text message to Tony, her boyfriend of ten years, telling him she loved him.

He usually acted as Ms Connelly's look-out. But he was in hospital on the night she died and cannot forgive himself for not being there.

The next day Tony found her body in the van they were living in, which was parked directly across from the Gatehouse, a safe haven for sex workers.

Sally Tonkin of Gatehouse say Ms Connelly did not take risks and there were no signs of forced entry into her van.

"She was a just lot of fun. She'd step out, looking like she'd stepped off the set of Mad Men in these retro outfits," Ms Tonkin said.

The ABC spoke to a sex worker, who did not want to be identified, who says Ms Connelly was stabbed in the face and upper body.

"That to me sounds very personal. If someone stabs you in the face its pure hatred," the sex worker said.

She says there is violence every day, mainly from clients on ice.

"It makes guys aggressive, unpredictable, very angry, so we need to educate people about ice as well."

A candle light vigil will be held next Thursday on Greeves Street to remember Tracy Connelly and make a stand against violence.