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Police: Rajwinder Singh expected to be charged with murder of Cairns woman Toyah Cordingley tonight

Four years after Toyah Cordingley’s alleged killer fled Australia, he is back in Cairns to face charges over her death.

Queensland detectives escorted Rajwinder Singh off the charted plane at Cairns Airport handcuffed at 12:43 pm today, arriving from Victoria, after Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday granted extradition to Queensland. He wore a black jumper, long pants and a navy turban and walked to a marked police vehicle awaiting his arrival to transfer him to the Cairns watch house.

The 38-year-old is expected to be charged with Ms Cordingley’s murder tonight and could face the Cairns Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Detective Inspector Smith, who has been working on the case since the beginning and flew to India to bring him back to Australia, said it had been a long journey and the murder had a significant impact on Toyah’s family, friends and the community.

“We are very grateful to be at this point today,” Detective Inspector Smith said.

“This is a demonstration that the Queensland Police will never give up. They will continue to seek justice for victims’ families, and this is an example of our ability to seek justice and be relentless in our approach.

The support that the community has given us is very motivating. We work for the victims’ families, and we also work for the community. So, we are very grateful that the community gave us their full support

In November of last year, the QPS announced a reward of $1 million for any information from the public that could aid in their ongoing investigation of the murder of 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley in Far North Queensland in 2018. Acting on information received, the police were able to locate and arrest the individual in New Delhi on November 25, 2022, with the help of Indian Law Enforcement.

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