Toyah Cordingley’s family reveals tragic news the same week her alleged killer is being brought back to Australia on charges of murder on a remote beach
- Toyah Cordingley’s beloved dog Indie dies of cancer
- Comes when the accused killer returns to Aus to face justice
The dog who was with a young woman when she was killed more than four years ago has died the same week the woman’s alleged killer returned to Australia.
Toyah Cordingley’s beloved dog Indie’s life ended after he suffered from cancer.
“Her dog Indie had to be put down,” said Mr. Cordingley, Toyah’s father.
The pup was found tied to a tree on Wangetti Beach near where his 24-year-old daughter’s body was found, he told the Cairns Post.
Indie, Ms. Cordingley’s beloved dog had to be put down this week after cancer (pictured Ms. Cordingley with ‘Indie’ in 2017)
In October 2018, Mr Cordingley found his daughter’s body half-buried in sand in the north of the state, a day after police claimed she had been murdered.
He says he hoped he would find the strength to attend her trial, and all he could do now is hope.
“I feel like I owe this to Toyah,” he said.
“But this won’t bring her back.”
He hoped no one would ever have to experience the pain his family suffered, the father said.
Rajwinder Singh (pictured centre, wearing a black long sleeve shirt and gray track pants) was extradited to Cairns on Thursday before being charged with the murder of Ms Cordingley on Friday morning
News of her dog’s death came as Ms Cordingley’s killer, 38-year-old Rajwinder Singh, was extradited to Cairns on Thursday.
The 38-year-old was arrested in India in November 2022 on suspicion of murdering the young woman.
Mr. Cordingley expressed his wish that the community would allow things to run smoothly.
“I ask the community of Cairns to respect the legal process and not to speculate or do anything that could affect the trial.”
Singh will appear in court again in April.