A man who plunged from a Cairns high-rise may have been
murdered, police say.
They are trying to track down a woman who spoke to the
51-year-old shortly before he fell from an upper floor of the
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino about 6.20am on Saturday.
They also want to talk to three people in a car the man also
spoke to before he fell.
Officers have released grainy security camera footage of the
woman, who spoke to the man about two hours earlier.
"At the moment (we) are treating it as if it is homicide, but
we're remaining open as to whether or not it actually is,"
Cairns Crime Investigations Branch Detective Sergeant Adrian
Worth has told The Cairns Post.
He said a male associate of the man had been helping police
but he's been released without charge. Police have also
interviewed a number of other witnesses.
"We would also like to hear anything that might help our
investigation from anyone who was in adjoining or nearby
hotel rooms at the time of the incident," he said.