The New Zealand woman who fell to her death at a Surfers
Paradise high-rise apartment building was in Australia for a
two-week holiday that included attending a wedding,
Queensland Police say.
Police have formally identified the woman as 26-year-old
Warriena Tagpuno Wright, of Lower Hutt.
Police said she arrived in Australia alone on July 29, 2014
for the holiday.
Ms Wright fell 14 storeys after visiting Gable Tostee, 28, at
his apartment after meeting him through an online dating app,
the Courier Mail reported.
Witnesses described hearing a woman scream, and it is
believed a neighbour called emergency services after seeing
Police arrived a short time later but Mr Tostee had left the
scene, the newspaper reported.
He handed himself in to detectives about 11am local time
yesterday and was questioned for more than two hours at
Surfers Paradise Police Station.
He was released without charge after being taken for forensic
Regional Crime Coordinator Detective Superintendent David
Hutchinson said police were treating the death as suspicious
as a matter of procedure.
Police wish to speak with anyone who met Warriena since her
arrival in Australia or has any information about her
activities, movements or companions whilst in Australia.
Detectives are also appealing for anyone who may have any
information which could assist the police investigation to
contact Gold Coast police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.