The investigation into the brutal Cairns murder of 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley, whose body was found on Wangetti Beach just north of the city in QLD last week, now includes a focus on public involvement, with police appealing to the Cairns community to come forward with information that may help their investigation.
After Crime Stoppers set up a stall at Rusty’s Market, a local store in Cairns, as well as Wangetti Beach over the weekend, several lines of enquiry opened up which have helped to direct the ongoing investigation.
“I thank the community for coming forward,” Detective Inspector Sonia Smith to Today.
Specifically, the police are interested in speaking to a family who were picnicking on Wangetti beach the day of Toyah’s murder, who left at around 1.30pm. They also want locals and people in the Cairns area to notify them of anyone with unexplained injuries in the community, as well as any unexplained missing clothes. Finally, if anyone took photos at Wangetti beach on October 21, either from the beach or from Rex lookout, they should get in touch.
Toyah visited Wangetti last Sunday to give her dog a walk, and didn’t return. Her body was found the next day by her father during a search party.
If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.