Dating apps may help detectives find Nicole’s killer
THE online dating activity of murder victim Nicole Cartwright is being investigated by police in the hope of turning up new clues to her killer.
Homicide detectives are looking closely at the people Ms Cartwright met through dating apps in the days before her death.
Although it is understood detectives have not unearthed any solid leads from her Tinder history, they are now examining other singles apps and chat sites on which she was active.
Ms Cartwright’s body was found by a council worker wrapped in an orange blanket at Buffalo Creek Reserve playground at Hunters Hill, on Sydney’s north shore, on October 3. Ms Cartwright’s hands were bound and there were drag marks in the dirt.
Although police have traced Ms Cartwright’s movements to Museum Station in Sydney’s CBD on September 30, her whereabouts between then and when her body was found remain a mystery.
She is known to have been using a number of dating sites and police believe she may have met with several people she first encountered online in the days before she died.
Ms Cartwright, 32, lived at home with her parents at Lansvale, in Sydney’s southwest, but was an avid user of the city’s public transport system.
Homicide Squad detectives used her Opal card to retrace her last trips on the train.
On September 29, she travelled between Bondi Junction and St Marys and the next night she was tracked to Strathfield, Central, Ashfield and Museum.
The last image Ms Cartwright’s family have of her is a selfie taken at Maroubra Beach on September 28.