Tinder Murder Suspect Released On Bail, Told To Stay off Dating App


The Australian suspect accused of killing a woman who plunged to her death after they met on Tinder, has been released on bail.

Gable Tostee, 28, met 26-year-old New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright on the dating app a few hours before she fell from the balcony of his 14th floor Surfer’s Paradise apartment.

And Tostee has been released on bail of $200,000, on condition that he not drink alcohol, use Tinder or any other social media.

Supreme court Justice Debra Mullins said she was “satisfied the applicant has shown cause as to why his detention in custody is not justified.”

Wright died at around 2.20am, around two hours after she and Tostee had matched on dating app Tinder, and had been drinking in his apartment.

Although the court heard Tostee was inside the apartment when Wright fell, he was accused of locking her on the balcony following a row.

Justice Mullins said there was evidence Tostee had used Tinder in the weeks following Wright’s death.

If convicted, the 28-year-old faces a 20 year jail sentence.