Toyah Cordingley Update 2022: $1 Million Dollar Reward
$1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of Toyah
Four years ago, Toyah Cordingley was murdered. Police are offering a one million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of the murder suspect.
Missing report for Ms. Cordingley was filed on October 21, 2018. The next morning, her body was discovered on Wangetti Beach, north of Cairns.
Rajwinder Singh, a 38-year-old nurse who resided in Innisfail, south of Cairns, at the time of Ms. Cordingley's death, is wanted by investigators.
Mr. Singh flew from Cairns to Sydney and then to India one day after her passing.
In March 2021, Australian officials requested Mr. Singh's extradition from India, but efforts to locate him have thus far been fruitless.
To continue pursuing justice for Toyah and her family, we continue to engage carefully and respectfully with Indian authorities. Said SONIA SMITH, DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT OF QUEENSLAND POLICE
The four-year investigation has been led by Detective Superintendent Sonia Smith, who has announced the reward for information leading to the location and arrest of Mr. Singh.
"We know that Singh left Cairns on October 22, the day following Toyah's murder, and then travelled from Sydney to India on October 23.
Three Queensland Police investigators have been to India as part of the investigation and are collaborating with Australian and Indian officials on the ground.
Inspector Smith stated that an investigative centre is operational in Cairns, staffed by state and federal authorities as well as police who speak Hindi and Punjabi.
The reward offer is supported by a global poster and social media campaign, and Indians can interact directly with Queensland Police via WhatsApp.
Mark Ryan, the Minister of Police, said that a "adequate indemnity" from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who provides information leading to the arrest of Mr. Singh.
His next trip to India has been confirmed.
The family of Ms. Cordingley applauded the prize announcement. Her mother, Vanessa Gardiner, expressed hope that it might be a turning point.
"I can't believe that's a million dollars, but Toyah deserves every penny of it," the speaker said.
I really hope I hear from them very soon that they've located him.
"Anyone who knows where he is should turn him in immediately. I wish he would come forward and turn himself in if he sees it.
I simply seek justice for Toyah, as everyone else has stated regarding Toyah's mother, Vanessa Gardner.
Superintendent Smith stated that Queensland Police remains committed to bringing the perpetrator to justice.
"We have a strong belief that there are people in Australia and abroad with information on Rajwinder Singh's whereabouts.
"This has been a complex case that has provided us with numerous obstacles and continues to do so. "Today, we are presenting one million reasons for someone to come forward and tell us where Singh is.
The family of the victim has expressed their gratitude for the one million dollar reward that is being offered by the Queensland police. They hope that this will lead to the arrest of the accused who is currently on the run. This case highlights the importance of collaboration between different agencies and countries in order to bring criminals to justice. It also serves as a reminder that no matter how long it takes, the police will continue to investigate until the perpetrator is found and brought to justice.
What do we now need to do as citizens?
1) If you have any information on the whereabouts of Rajwinder Singh, please contact the Queensland Police or your local law enforcement agency.
2) Remember to always be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.
3) We must continue to support and respect the work of our law enforcement officers who dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe.
Case Key Points
- On October 21, 2018, Toyah Cordingley was murdered while walking her dog on Wangetti Beach in far north Queensland
- Her killer has never been found, and police believe Rajwinder Singh is responsible
- A $1 million reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of Mr. Singh, who is believed to be in India
- The Queensland Police are appealing to the public for help in finding him, and anyone with information is urged to contact them immediately.
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