7 November, 2022
Monumental reward offered in Toyah Cordingley case
A HISTORIC $1 million reward is being offered for any information on the whereabouts of Rajwinder Singh who is a key person of interest in the murder of 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley in 2018.
Mr Singh was working as a nurse in Innisfail and fled the country to India just days after the murder, leaving behind his job, wife and their children.
Just last month the Indian Government signed off on an extradition order meaning local authorities now have the power to arrest Mr Singh and return him to Queensland for questioning by the Queensland Police.
Detective Acting Superintendent Sonia Smith said investigations into Toyah’s death, including bringing the person responsible to justice, remains a priority for the Queensland Police Service with the establishment of Operation Quebec Clarify.
“A dedicated team of detectives from Cairns, Far North and the Homicide Investigation Unit has continued to work tirelessly towards ensuring justice for Toyah Cordingley and her family,” she said.
“We strongly believe there are people in Australia and overseas who could share information about the whereabouts of Rajwinder Singh.”
In addition to the monumental reward, an appropriate indemnity from prosecution would be considered for any accomplice who first gives information which leads to Mr Singh’s arrest.
Deputy Commissioner Tracy Linford said this was the first time an initial reward of $1 million had been offered in Queensland.
“We are very grateful for the Government’s support in approving this significant reward which we believe will assist us in tracking down Rajwinder Singh,” she said.
“It is critical we capture the attention of an international audience to reach this individual.
“Police will not give up – we remain incredibly determined to find answers for Toyah’s family and will do whatever we can to bring them closure.”
Anyone with information regarding the case or the whereabouts of Rajwinder Singh is urged to contact Queensland Police through the online portal (www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting).
In addition, anyone in Australia with informa-tion can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.