A key figure in the brutal murder of dog walker Toyah Cordingley lives as a ‘free man’ in India almost two years after his flight from Australia.
Ms. Cordingley, then 24, was murdered walking her dog to Wangetti Beach in Far North Queensland on October 21, 2018.
The pharmacist’s naked body was found mistreated and bruised the following morning by her father, and her dog was found tied to a nearby tree.
After Ms. Cordingley’s body was discovered, a large-scale murder investigation was initiated.
But Australian police have still not issued an arrest warrant or filed for a worldwide ‘red warning’ from Interpol for the important person Rajwinder Singh, who fled to his native India 622 days ago.
Ms. Cordingley, then 24, was murdered walking her friend’s dog on Wangetti Beach in Far North Queensland on October 21, 2018. Shown with her father Troy
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The pharmacy assistant’s naked body was found mistreated and bruised the following morning by her father, and her dog was found tied to a nearby tree
Without an official order or request, the authorities cannot arrest Singh, who lives in India as a free man Courier post reports.
Queensland police have declined to reveal the details of the investigation or comment on why no formal manhunt has begun for Singh.
“This is a complex, ongoing issue in which the police are appropriately addressing all aspects of the investigation,” the police said in a statement.
It is believed that the Singh nurse quit his full-time nursing job at Innisfail hospital, left his wife and child, and fled to India the day the body was found.
Last year, a family spokesman said Singh – who worked as a nurse at the Innisfail hospital – could hide in a Sikh temple.
“If someone wants to hide, it’s easy to hide in India,” said the spokesman.
“He can be in one of the thousands of Sikh temples, where he can live and work under a false identity, get free food and food.”
Pharmacy assistant Toyah Cordingley in the photo with her friend Marco Heidenreich
Mrs. Cordingley’s family and friends have vowed never to give up the hunt for justice
Singh has an extended family living in his hometown of Amritsan in the state of Punjab, near the Pakistan border, about 450 km north of the Indian capital of New Delhi.
At the end of last year, Singh’s uncle told 7News that Singh had had no contact with the family there.
Indian police have said they would like to find him, but no one has officially asked them for help.
Inspector Harsandeep Singh of the Punjab Police said they were here for justice and ready to investigate, but even if they saw Singh, they couldn’t arrest him without any order or request.
“There is no case against Rajwinder Singh in our police station. He is as clean as you and me. To us, he is currently a law-abiding citizen of this country, “he told the Sunday Mail.
It is extremely difficult to extradite refugees from India.
Puneet Puneet, an alleged hit-and-run killer, has been fighting extradition to Australia for more than a decade.
Last month, he went missing for a final court appearance.
Mrs. Cordingley’s family and friends have vowed never to give up the hunt for justice.
More than 100 people gathered last October to unveil a memorial on the anniversary of her death, not far from where she was murdered.
Days later, heartless vandals tore down a banner with Mrs. Cordingley’s face on it.
They also threw trinkets left on the site by loved ones in a nearby trash can.
More than 100 people gathered last October to unveil a memorial on the anniversary of her death, not far from where she was murdered
Family friend Wayne “Prong” Trimble noted that the banner – which was printed to help catch the killer – was missing.
He begged the evildoers to come forward.
“Anyone know the lowlifes who stole Toyah’s banner up close to her monument these past few days?” he asked on Facebook.
That banner was given to the Toyah family to hang there. We want it back … Put it back to save your life if it’s worth saving. I am sad. ‘
Steve Parsonage of the Copy Shop Business Center has printed a new banner to take his place.
He also gave one to her devastated parents, Troy and Vanessa Cordingley.
The site also has a memorial stone and a place for visitors to sit.
Timeline of Toyah Cordingley’s murder on Wangetti Beach
12-13 pm, October 21: Toyah Cordingley goes shopping at Rusty’s Markets in central Cairns
12.40 pm: She was filmed on CCTV when crossing Sheridan Street near the markets
1 o’clock in the afternoon: Mrs. Cordingley goes to her house in Cairns, where she may have changed her clothes, before driving off at 1:30 PM
1.20 pm: A family of four is seen picnicking on Wangetti Beach. The police have asked for information several times.
2:00 pm: Mrs. Cordingley’s 2009 blue Mistubishi Lancer with the number plate is ‘TOY 146’ seen in Clifton Beach, about half way Wangetti
14h-14h30: Ms. Cordingley arrives at Wangetti beach and parks in the southern parking lot. She takes her friend’s dog Jersey for a walk on the sand and is no longer seen alive
10.50 pm: Her family reports her missing after she has not returned home
7.45 am, October 22: Mrs. Cordingley’s father Troy finds her body in the sand dunes, 800 meters from her car, searching for her with a search group