Update 3 – Wangetti Beach homicide investigation

As police forensic examination and searches of Wangetti Beach conclude investigations into the homicide of 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley continue with investigators continuing to appeal for public assistance, Queensland Police say.

Investigators have released the following details of Toyah’s movements on Sunday, October 21 to help identify further witnesses.

• Toyah was at Rusty’s Markets, Cairns between 12md and 1pm and left in a blue Mitsubishi Lancer.

• She returned home briefly and then travelled toward the Northern Beaches at around 1.30pm.

• Her car was sighted travelling through Clifton Beach just before 2pm and again at the southern carpark, Wangetti Beach.

Toyah was reported missing around 10.50pm on Sunday and a ground search commenced by police. Sadly, Toyah’s body was located around 7.45am the following morning at Wangetti Beach.

Police continue to appeal for information about Toyah’s movements on Sunday including seeking dash-cam footage taken between Kewarra Beach to the Port Douglas turn-off between 12md and 7pm that day.

Police are also asking people to review any photographs taken from the Rex Range Lookout looking toward Wangetti Beach taken on Sunday.

Electronic message boards and fixed billboards seeking witnesses will be placed at key locations at: Ellis Beach, Clifton Beach, 15 km north of Wangetti Beach, the Kennedy Highway, Captain Cook Highway and the Bruce Highway.

Crime Stoppers displays will be located at Wangetti Beach and at Rusty’s Markets from 7am to 5pm tomorrow. They will return on Sunday- at Wangetti Beach from 7am to 5pm and Rusty’s Markets from 7am to 3pm. Police will be on hand to speak with members of the public and to hand out flyers seeking witnesses and information.

As Wangetti Beach becomes available for public use again police urge people to be aware of their surroundings. A comprehensive examination of the scene has been conducted, however it is possible that new evidence may become available over time, due to environmental factors such as wind and rain. Police urge anyone who locates any item that may help with the investigation to not touch the item and immediately notify police.

Investigators have released an updated map to help clarify areas of interest.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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