Tostee could face new inquiry
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”.