He may never have spoken to police, he may not have taken the stand, but the loudest voice in (and since) last October’s Gable Tostee case was the man himself.
The public and press’s fascination with the 30-year-old carpet layer was insatiable – he was the stony-faced playboy who secretly took audio recordings of all his dates, the one who’d slept with more than 180 women, the latest of which had fallen 14 storeys to her death from the balcony of his Gold Coast apartment.
He was the one who’d called his lawyer and went to buy a slice of pizza as she lay lifeless on the pavement.
She was Warriena Wright. A New Zealander from Lower Hutt on holiday in Australia, single, pretty, bold. Forever 26.
Beyond that, her side of the infamous 'Tinder-date death' story has been little more than a faint sketch drawn via media reports and Tostee's haunting three-hour recording of that night - August 7, 2014.
That's largely because those close to her remained tight lipped. But in today's Good Weekend, journalist Melissa Fyfe presents a previously unheard voice: that of her father.
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Warren Wright, a 58-year-old semi-retired electrician, is painted by Fyfe as a grieving man, humble man, a wary man.
"I never trust a human being. I taught my daughters that," he said from his Levin home, according to Good Weekend. "Then Warriena went and trusted him."