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Gable Tostee Could Face Coronial Inquest Over Tinder Death

Gable Tostee, who now goes by the name Eric Thomas, could soon face a coronial inquest into the infamous death of his Tinder date in 2014.

Mr Thomas, now 31, was found not guilty of the murder and manslaughter of New Zealand woman Warriena Tagpundo Wright, who fell to her death from his Gold Coast 14-storey apartment block.

The Gold Coast Bulletin has revealed that the coronial investigation into Ms Wright's accidental death may now be reopened, which would see Mr Thomas may face questions from the inquest.

South Eastern Queensland Coroner James McDougall is currently investigating the case before deciding if an inquest should occur.

Thomas met Ms Wright on the dating app Tinder and went to his apartment.

The pair had an argument, which was recorded by Mr Thomas, and this was used as evidence which eventually helped him be acquitted of both the murder and manslaughter of Ms Wright, in 2016.

Just months after being acquitted, the self-confessed playboy was found to have activated his Tinder account.

Thomas earlier served a six-month stint in prison after a high-speed car chase with police across state borders.

Thomas was on bail over Ms Wright when he was sentenced for the police chase, which took him one kilometre from the Queensland border.

A blood test showed that Thomas had a blood alcohol limit registered 0.2, or four times the legal limit.

He pleaded guilty to speeding and being involved in a police pursuit that reached speeds of almost 200km/h and ended with sparks flying from Thomas tyre rims when police threw spikes onto the road in a bid to stop him.

Daily Mail

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