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    70 drivers wanted in Toyah Cordingley murder investigation as police release highway CCTV

    Police have released CCTV footage taken from a Clifton Beach intersection as they continue to search for a breakthrough in the hunt for Toyah Cordingley’s killer.

    The 24 year-old was found dead at Wangetti Beach, south of Port Douglas, just over a month ago.

    She’d gone there to walk her dog.

    Detective Inspector Sonia Smith says the CCTV footage shows 70 vehicles that were driving on the Captain Cook Highway the day Ms Cordingley died, whose drivers are yet to contact police.


    “We as investigators would appeal to the public to identify the drivers or the owners of those motor vehicles.

    “We know people would have been coming back from the beaches or generally going about their business but we believe these drivers may hold information which is vital to keep the investigation moving forward.”

    “We may be able to jog their memory and generate more conversations and more information.”

    The list of vehicles includes trucks, cars, motorbikes and even a bus.

    They were all driving south on the highway between 5.02pm and 5.07pm on Sunday, the 21st of October.

    Detective Inspector Smith wouldn’t elaborate on why police had set such a narrow time period.

    “This is a period of time where we haven’t been able to speak to the drivers of those motor vehicles.

    “We know those 70 vehicles were on the highway at that time,” was all she would tell reporters.

    The investigator did, however, confirm the offender’s car may be among those shown.

    “We can’t rule that out," Sonia Smith said.

    “It’s possible that if the offender traveled south from Wangetti that they may have traveled through this area."

    Anyone who recognises the vehicles is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    Each vehicle in the video is numbered and people are asked to quote that reference number when they call.

    The last police appeal, calling for anyone who’d seen anything suspicious in the Lake Placid or Caravonica areas, or who’d been approached by strange men at any far north Queensland beach, has resulted in 280 calls to Crime Stoppers.

    The police searches at Lake Placid and Caravonica have now concluded.