Toyah Cordingley Biography

On the same beach where Toyah Cordingley was killed, it is alleged that a predator sexually assaulted a young tourist who was there as a tourist.

In just the last five years, the area around Wangetti Beach in Far North Queensland has a troubling criminal history that includes rape, paedophilia, and torture.

On October 21, 2018, Ms. Cordingley, who was 24 years old at the time, was attacked as she walked her dog along the beach and her naked body was dumped in the sand dunes.

 

Campaign continues

Four years after her death, Ms Cordingley’s name still hangs in shop windows, on posters strung up on trees, and on stickers on car bumpers in nearly every street in Cairns.

Cairns business owner Steve Parsonage said he printed 38,000 stickers over the past four years and continued to get requests for them.

“It’s very sad, and we wanted to help in any way that we could,” Mr Parsonage said.

“People are still coming in and asking for stickers, not as many as there once was, but it still happens.”

Ms Cordingley worked at Paws and Claws animal shelter, which has received funding to open a dedicated space in a refurbished kennel in memory of her.

A plaque in memory of Toyah Cordingley with yellow flowers and statues of two dogs.
A small gathering will take place at a memorial site dedicated to Toyah Cordingley on Friday evening.(ABC News: Kristy Sexton-McGrath)

Thousands of stones bearing her name have been placed in locations as far away as Spain, the Sahara Desert and German castles.

Mr Trimble said a gathering would be held at her memorial site at Wangetti Beach on Friday evening to mark the four-year anniversary of her death