Gable Tostee, the Queensland man who was last month acquitted of murdering his date Warriena Wright, is believed to have fled Australia on a one-way ticket to New Zealand.
According to The New Zealand Herald, Tostee flew into the country by himself on a Virgin Airlines flight from the Gold Coast last Saturday.
The 30-year-old has since been seen in several locations in Auckland, where it’s understood he’s living as Eric Thomas – the name he adopted following his 2014 arrest.
Tostee’s new partner, Lizzi Evans (born Elizabeth Smith), hails from the area and has recently returned there after a period spent living in Sydney.
Their relationship was revealed last month when news.com.au obtained Facebook messages in which Evans said she had been seeing the Gold Coast man for “quite some time”.
Among those to have spotted Tostee in Auckland is former contestant on The Bachelor New Zealand, Fleur Verhoeven, who reportedly wrote a now-deleted Facebook post that said: "As it turns out, Gable Tostee is residing in Havelock North under a different name atm. Might sign up for Tinder."
Tostee had met Wright, originally from a New Zealand, on Tinder the day before she fell 14 storey to her death from the balcony of his Gold Coast apartment in 2014.
After four days of deliberation and a near mistrial, a jury last month found him innocent of both murder and manslaughter, leaving him free to tell his widely publicised story on 60 Minutes - an interview for which he was reportedly paid a six-figure sum.