Lismore police have placed this mannequin of Simone Strobel outside the Lismore Tourist Caravan Park.
Lismore police have placed this mannequin of Simone Strobel outside the Lismore Tourist Caravan Park.

Police follow fresh leads over Simone



Lismore police revealed yesterday a number of possible suspects have been interviewed over the death of German tourist Simone Strobel.

However, the mystery of her death has not been solved and police cannot reveal sensitive details about the case.

In an effort to trigger new leads almost two months after she went missing, police today will station a mannequin of the kindergarten teacher in front of the caravan park where she was staying.

Ms Strobel, 25, was found dead near the Continental Club in Dawson Street, Lismore, on February 17.

Her body was found six days after she failed to return from a late- night walk from the Lismore Tourist Caravan Park.

Ms Strobel had been on a working holiday in Australia with boy-friend Tobias Suckfuell, 24.

However, police cannot call it a murder investigation until a post mortem confirms a cause of death.

At the unveiling of the mannequin yesterday, Acting Crime Manager Detective Inspector Anne Langford, said police had already interviewed a number of possible suspects.

When asked if the mannequin was a last resort, Det Insp Langford said: "our investigation is not at a dead end, but there are still aspects we need assistance with.

"We know there are others out there who physically saw something."

She said 15 officers had been working on the high priority case and information already obtained had led to interviews with witnesses and possible suspects.

She said police were limited in what they could reveal about the case until the post mortem results were complete.

The mannequin, wearing a sleeveless black shirt and red skirt, similar to what Simone was wearing when she disappeared, will be stationed alongside a police tent in front of the caravan park, on the corner of Dawson Street and Uralba Street, until 2am tomorrow.

Anyone who remembers anything about the night Simone disappeared is asked to speak to police on the scene or phone police on 6623 1599.

"We are looking for all the information we can get," she said.



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