Nurse inquest still going on

THE coronial inquest into the murders of two Sydney nurses at Toowoomba in 1974 has not concluded and is still awaiting evidence from the final witness.

The inquest into the deaths of Lorraine Wilson, 20, and 18-year-old Wendy Evans held in Toowoomba last month prompted a lot of interest, not just in Toowoomba and the surrounding areas but across the nation.

The inquest wrapped up in Toowoomba on April 11 and since then The Chronicle has fielded a number of calls from readers asking if the matter had closed.

However, Coroner Michael Barnes adjourned the inquest to Brisbane to take the evidence of the final witness.

Counsel assisting the coroner, Craig Chowdhury, told The Chronicle no date had as yet been set to take the evidence of the final witness.

After that evidence is heard, the coroner will take submissions from counsel involved in the case before handing down his findings.

The inquest aimed to determine the exact circumstances of the nurses' deaths and, if possible, identify those responsible.

The Chronicle will attend the final day's hearing in Brisbane when the date is announced.

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