Three weeks after her murder, Toyah Cordingley's town formed a human chain on the beach.


Three weeks ago, Toyah Cordingley was found dead on Wangetti Beach.

Today, more than 200 residents of the town in far north Queensland came together to remember the 24-year-old and reclaim the beach, which is south of Port Douglas.

The residents bought flowers and created a human chain on the beach, symbolising their stand against Toyah’s death and supporting each other in this tragic time.

One such resident was Bronwyn Farr, who organised the event.


“Everyone comes to this beach to walk their dog here — today has somewhat helped us to some extent reclaim our beach,” she told the ABC.

She added the community was in shock, because the beach has always been known for being vibrant and popular with families.

“The perpetrator has picked the wrong community — we are not going to let this become yesterday’s news,” she said.

Many members of the community walked the length of the beach to search for clues about the young woman’s death.




Police are requesting dash cam footage from cars that drove past the beach on the day of her death.

Crime Stoppers are working around the clock to investigate Toyah’s death.

If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers or call 1800 333 000.