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The grief-stricken mother of Toyah Cordingley has demanded her daughter be given justice as police hit a roadblock in extraditing a person of interest for her brutal murder.
The 24-year-old's naked body was found on Wangetti Beach, north of Cairns, on October 21, 2018, almost 12 hours after she was reported missing.
There isn't a day her mother Vanessa Gardiner doesn't mourn the loss of her 'joyous' and 'spiritual' daughter, who she says was taken too soon.
Toyah Cordingley (pictured) was murdered north of Cairns in October 2018
'That person is still living his life, she had many years left.'
Nurse Rajwinder Singh, the prime suspect in Toyah's death, fled to India - leaving behind his wife, child and job as a nurse - the day she was killed.
The Australian Government has issued an extradition request with Singh, who is believed to be currently living near the Pakistani border.
However, the international manhunt recently hit a wall with the Attorney-General's office confirming: 'the matter has been adjourned in India to allow the authorities to make further location enquiries.'
It comes as sad news to Toyah's community in Far North Queensland, who continue to raise awareness for the much-loved and spirited young woman.
There isn't a day Toyah's mother Vanessa Gardiner (pictured) doesn't mourn the loss of her 'joyous' and 'spiritual' daughter who she says was taken too soon
Ms Gardiner keeps photos of her daughter strewn across her home to remind her of happier times, and travels to the water so she can 'feel' her presence.
'I don't know how somebody could live with themselves doing something so horrific as that,' the mother said.
She said the memory of her son knocking on the door to tell her that Toyah was missing still appeared in her dreams.
Wayne Trimble, a friend of the family, said the community still had unanswered questions about the 24-year-old's death almost four years ago.
Toyah's memorial is regularly updated with fresh flowers, shells and other trinkets (pictured)
'How come it happened, why her, was she in the wrong place at the wrong time, which we think she was,' he said standing at Toyah's memorial.
Mr Trimble said every time he came to the space it had been