Tos­tee could face new in­quiry

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - GREG STOLZ

THE man for­merly known as Gable Tos­tee could still face an in­quest into the hor­rific high­rise death of his Tin­der date, War­riena Wright.

Coro­ner James McDougall is con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the 2014 tragedy in which the New Zealand tourist, 26, plunged to her death from the 14th floor bal­cony of Tos­tee’s rented Surfers Par­adise unit.

Her death came just hours after hook­ing up with Tos­tee on Tin­der for a night of sex in his apart­ment, au­dio of which he recorded on his phone.

Tos­tee was ac­quit­ted of Ms Wright’s mur­der and man­slaugh­ter in a Supreme Court trial in 2016. But Mr McDougall has not ruled out a coro­nial hear­ing into her death.

While Tos­tee could tech­ni­cally face fresh charges over Ms Wright’s death, le­gal ex­perts said Mr McDougall would have to un­cover new ev­i­dence.

A Jus­tice De­part­ment spokes­woman said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­tin­u­ing.

Tos­tee, who has changed his name to Eric Thomas, again made head­lines last week when he lashed out at “screech­ing fem­bots” he claims are ob­sessed with “vic­tim blam­ing”.

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