Saturday, August 9, 2014

Australia: New Zealander Fell to Her Death from 14th Floor After Meeting a Man On-Line

According to the UK-based The Daily Mail, New Zealander Warriena Tagpuno Wright, 26, who was attending a wedding in Australia, reportedly fell to her death from the 14th-floor of a high-rise apartment building at 0220 hours on Friday (August 8), after meeting a man on the on-line dating site called Tinder. 

Friends paid tribute to the New Zealander  on Facebook, saying she was a "dearest friend." It is believed she and a 28-year-old man she had met on-line were drinking just before her death.

Gable Tostee was interviewed by police for more than two hours on Friday (August 8) in the presence of his attorney after witnesses said they heard screaming coming from the 14th-floor apartment.

The 26-year-old woman fell to her death from the 14th floor of Avalon Apartments on Queensland's Gold Coast on Friday at 0220 hours while she visited a man she had met on a mobile dating app.

According to 9 News, the victim had traveled to Australia on July 29 for a roughly two-week visit. 

COMMENT: Seemingly, the wrongful death of New Zealander Warriena Tagpuno Wright, 26, is suspicious, particularly considering that her body was found at the ground level of Tostee's owned apartment with the suspect no where in sight.

The next day, Gable Tostee, in the company of his attorney, turned himself in to Brisbane police and was subsequently released.

Brisbane police are continuing with their investigation into the circumstances surrounding Wright’s death, it is well-known that there is little love lost between New Zealanders and Australians.

The one lead that Warriena Wright's sister does have his  the on-line dating site, Tinder. Thus, if Wright's sister has the financial resources, she could retain a licensed and reputable private investigator to pursue leads that Brisbane police are unwilling to delve into.

The 28-year-old man, who was seen with Ms. Wright before she died, was computer expert Gable Tostee who met her through mobile dating app Tinder, according to THE COURIER MAIL.

Tostee turned himself into Queensland police at 1100 hours on Friday (August 8) and was questioned for more than two hours at the Surfers Paradise station, accompanied by his lawyer, but was released without being charged.

It is believed Tostee, who was found guilty of supplying fake IDs to underage students with two of his friends which made them $30,000 eight years ago, had been drinking with Ms. Wright at the time she plunged from the 14th floor.

At the time the police arrived, no one was in the apartment.

Police are investigating if someone had been there, but fled the scene when police arrived.

"Voices were heard and noises were heard coming from the unit," Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson told the media.

"I heard her screaming once, then she stopped. Then she screamed and then she stopped again. I think she screamed a third time and after that I heard a loud crash," an unidentified victim told 9 NEWS.

The 26-year-old's death is being treated as suspicious by police and are appealing to the public for information.

Detectives want to speak to anybody who had been in contact with Wright since she arrived or knew of her activities in Australia.