believe a bikie gang member could
hold vital clues about the death of
a 25-year-old woman whose body was
found floating in Sydney Harbour on
Christmas Day 2006.
Katrina Ploy's clothes were
discovered at the notorious suicide
spot The Gap, at Watsons Bay, on
December 18, 2006, and her body was
found off nearby Lady Bay Beach
seven days later.
However, suicide by jumping off The
Gap has been all but ruled out by
police because of ''minimal''
injuries on Ms Ploy's body.
are now focusing on a possible bikie
gang member link.
inquest into her death is due to
begin next Monday at Glebe Coroner's
detectives say their investigations
have been frustrated; a man they
want to question will not speak to
them and other members of the public
are said to be scared about offering
''People have been a bit hesitant in
coming forward and it has made the
investigation quite difficult from
the start. They may be scared,''
Detective Senior Sergeant Martin
Kiernan said yesterday.
if that was because of the possible
bikie connection, Detective Senior
Sergeant Kiernan replied: ''There
are phone calls [from Ms Ploy] to a
certain member of the public.
hasn't been fully negated. We have
to determine why those phone calls
were made and at this stage we can't
everyone has been quite helpful in
man police want to speak to has been
asked to appear at the coronial
Detective Senior Sergeant Kiernan
made a ''last ditch'' appeal
yesterday to anyone with information
about Ms Ploy's death to come
Ploy was last seen by family on
December 17, 2006, at Seven Hills.
say she probably died about December
17 or 18.
suspect that Miss Ploy's handbag and
jacket, found next to a fence on the
northern end of a cliff at The Gap,
were placed there by another person
in an effort to make her death
appear as if she took her own life.
physics professor and a leading
underwater pathologist used by
police in the Carolyn Byrne murder
investigation will be called to give
evidence at Miss Ploy's inquest.
Byrne's boyfriend, Gordon Wood, was
jailed in 2008 for at least 13 years
for her murder. He was convicted on
circumstantial evidence, 13 years
after she died from what was
previously believed a suicide. Wood
is appealing his conviction.