Crime Stop­pers to sift tip-offs

The Weekend Post - - News - PETE MARTINELLI

CALLS to Crime Stop­pers after the mur­der of Toyah Cord­ing­ley have slowed but the daunt­ing task of sift­ing through the tor­rent of in­for­ma­tion re­mains.

Cairns Crime Stop­pers chair­woman Margaret Cochrane said the Bris­bane call cen­tre had been flooded with calls since Ms Cord­ing­ley’s body was found on Wangetti Beach on Oc­to­ber 21.

She said “hun­dreds” of calls were made in the week that fol­lowed.

“This is cer­tainly the most high pro­file in­ci­dent the Cairns group has had to deal with,” Ms Cochrane said.

“We helped out after the Donna Steele mur­der – that one came to an end.

“Hope­fully this will also have a re­sult.”

She said the moun­tains of tips had to be col­lated and eval­u­ated be­fore the Cairns Crime Stop­pers chap­ter could hit the pub­lic with fur­ther ap­peals for in­for­ma­tion.

The grass­roots surge to help the in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been tem­pered with calls to let po­lice to their work undis­turbed.

To­mor­row, north­ern beaches res­i­dents will join the Wangetti Walk to search the beach where Toyah was found for fur­ther ev­i­dence.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Wayne Trim­ble on 0457 098 582 or Ellis Beach Bar & Grill on 4055 3534.

WALK: Wangetti Beach where peo­ple will join the search for fur­ther ev­i­dence to­mor­row.

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