Mystery... an inquest will begin next month into
the death of Katrina Ploy.
Katrina Ploy pushed over the edge, did she
accidentally drown or did she take her own life?
evidence about the death of the Parramatta woman,
26, at Watsons Bay 3½ years ago will be explored at
an inquest by the State Coroner on August 2.
Solicitor David Leamey said it had emerged Ms Ploy
had been a regular late-night visitor to the navy's
training centre near The Gap. Mr Leamey is
representing one of five men targeted by police in
their investigation, the former Bandido bikie gang
sergeant-at-arms Adam O'Brien.
evidence comes from a number of taxi drivers who
drove her from Parramatta or picked her up from the
base to take her home, which indicates that she was
seeing someone on the base,'' Mr Leamey said.
Security staff have also told police that Ms Ploy,
whose body was found wedged in rocks underwater on
the harbour side of The Gap on Christmas Day 2006,
had a high-security clearance to enter the grounds,
possibly because of her work for a Ryde company that
made instruments for navy vessels.
Security staff also thought she may have been
working at a bar on the base, Mr Leamey said. Ms
Ploy's handbag and jacket were found at the top of
The Gap on the ocean side, some distance from where
her body was found. Her trousers were rolled up and
she had a few scratches on her face.
blue Hyundai sedan was nearby with her work clothes
folded inside. Earlier that day Ms Ploy, who
suffered from depression amid failed relationships,
had attended a race meeting with her mother and
sister at Hawkesbury.