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It has emerged it was the father of Toyah Cordingley who found her body on a QLD beach.

As the hunt for the killer of young Queensland woman Toyah Cordingley continues, it has emerged today that her father was the one to discover her body on a beach north of Cairns.

Troy Cordingley was too distraught to speak on camera, but reportedly told Nine News he found his 24-year-old daughter‘s body in the dunes while patrolling Wangetti Beach with a search party on Monday, the day after she went missing.

Ms Cordingley had been visiting the beach on Sunday to take her dog for a walk. A crime scene now remains in place where her body was found with “visible, violent” injuries.

Police have received more than 240 pieces of information from the public since launching their investigation, and they are still scouring for clues.

“We still need more information and even if you think your information is vague, or insignificant, please pass it onto us, and we can assess it,” Detective Inspector Sonia Smith told reporters.

“Sometimes the biggest breakthroughs come from the smallest piece of information.”

Det Insp Smith said 50 of the leads produced by the public were being followed up by investigators but police are still calling for anyone with information to come forward.

“We need to get answers for Toyah’s family,” Det Insp Smith said.

Toyah Cordingley
Toyah Cordingley with her dog, Indie. Image: Facebook.
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Forensic dogs and SES volunteers combed the beach on Thursday, a day after police door-knocked homes near the beach and requested DNA samples.

"They're just elimination samples ... purely voluntary," Det Insp Smith.

Det Insp Smith refused to speculate on whether police believe the killer remains in the area or if the dog Ms Cordingley had been walking had been tested to see if it had bitten her attacker.

Displays from Crime Stoppers will be established over the weekend at the Rusty's Markets in Cairns and at Wangetti beach in the hopes it will jog the memory of any other witnesses.

Regular users of the Wangetti car park at the southern end of the beach and anyone who may have interacted with Ms Cordingley when she visited Rusty's Markets on Sunday between midday and 1pm are of particular interest to investigators.

Det Insp Smith said the public had provided dash cam footage from October 21 on the Captain Cook Highway between the beach's northern and southern car parks, but more footage would be welcomed.

"We have a team of dedicated officers working around the clock, 24/7, determined to find answers for Toyah's family and friends, and to obtain justice for Toyah," she said.

-With AAP

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