Police hunt for Indian male in Toyah murder case

An Indian male who worked as a nurse at a Far North Queensland hospital is being reported as a key suspect in the murder of Toyah Cordingley.

Queensland Police are believed to be working with Interpol and Indian authorities to track the man down after he reportedly fled Australia shortly after Toyah's murder on Sunday October 21.

News Corp reports that the man "inexplicably" left his job without explanation and is no longer an employee of Queensland Health.

Channel 7 reports that the man was living in Innisfail and working at the hospital there. Toyah's family had not been notified of the apparent break-through before media reports were aired by News Corp and Channel 7.

Queensland Police told TropicNow no comment would be made on media reports as the investigation is continuing. They are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Just last week, police appeared to narrow their focus in the hunt for Toyah's killer, saying they are getting closer to answers with each passing day.

The public were asked to come forward with information about specific areas of interest as part of the investigation, including inquiries about suspicious activity or anything "out of the ordinary'' in the Lake Placid or Caravonica area on the Sunday afternoon of October 21 between 4pm and 5.30pm.

Police also released images of about 70 vehicles driving south on the Captain Cook highway between 5.02pm and 5.07pm on the day of the murder. 

Police and SES volunteers yesterday found "numerous items" in a search of bushland and the waters of Lake Placid as part of the investigation, but they declined to say what those items were.

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