Balcony fall death: Gable Tostee Charged with Murder


Gable Tostee, 28, from the Gold Coast, is at the centre into the investigation of the death of a New Zealand tourist.

Gable Tostee leaves the Surfers Paradise Police Station after being questioned for hours.

Leaving the Surfers Paradise Police Station after being questioned for hours. Picture: JERAD WILLIAMS


Gable Tostee has allegedly not provided his version of events to the police, nearly four days after  26 year old Warriena Tagpuno Wright, who was visiting the Gold Coast for a friend’s wedding and a two-week holiday, plunged to her death from the 14th floor balcony of Mr Tostee’s Avalon Apartments’ balcony in Surfers Paradise  around 2:20am last Friday, 8th August, 2014.

FATAL PLUNGE: A Facebook image of 26 year old New Zealand lady Warriena Tagpuno Wright wh


Known as a “Man Slut” GT denies involvement in the balcony fall.  GT was initially questioned by police for two hours on Friday and released without charge.  He has since been staying at his parents’ home, which police visited over the weekend after they collected CCTV footage.


LADIES MAN: Gable Tostee in an image from his Facebook page


Fairfax Media revealed on Monday that GT had taken to an online body building forum to insist he had nothing to do with Ms Wright’s sudden death.

“I’ve been advised not to go into details but all I will say is that I absolutely did NOT cause this girl to fall and that I am devastated about what happened to her,” he wrote.

“Fact is I’ve taken home probably about 150 girls from clubs over the last few years. When you go out often to the same places and get drunk and talk to girls you’re bound to get noticed and hated on, and people gossip.

“Eventually it turns into Chinese whispers where people have a completely false impression of you.”

In recent months, Mr Tostee has made several detailed posts on the bodybuilding forum boasting of his encounters with women through the online matchmaking app Tinder.

Queensland Police are continuing to call for anyone who may have security footage of the Avalon apartments at the time of Ms Wright’s death to come forward.

Detectives were expected to provide an update on the investigation on Monday afternoon but later cancelled a scheduled press conference, citing “operational reasons”.

On Friday, neighbours told reporters they heard arguing in Mr Tostee’s apartment in the lead-up to Ms Wright’s death.

Several residents recounted hearing a woman’s screams.

Delwyn Grooby, who said she was staying in the neighbouring Tiki apartment complex, told Fairfax Media she heard three distinct screams on the night of Ms Wright’s death.

“There was fear in her second scream that made me feel sick and frightened for her,” Ms Grooby said.

“In the silence that followed I prayed that someone had come to her rescue. When the third scream came I really can’t explain how I felt.”

Police believe that Warriena spent the night with GT at  his apartment.

GT  was not at the scene when officers found Warriena’s body outside his apartment.

 Warriena Tagpuno Wright at Australia Zoo days before her death.

Warriena Tagpuno Wright at Australia Zoo before her death.



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