Gable Tostee: Coroner reopens investigation into Warriena Wright's death

Warriena Wright Gable Tostee
Warriena Wright and Gable Tostee (Supplied)

The Queensland state coroner will reopen the investigation into the death of Kiwi woman Warriena Wright.

The 26-year-old died after falling from the balcony of Gable Tostee's Gold Coast apartment in 2014, after going back to his place following a Tinder date.

Mr Tostee was acquitted of her murder and manslaughter in October.

The case has now been referred back to the coroner, who says the investigation has been reopened.

"The Coroner will be reviewing all the documentation before making a decision whether to hold an inquest," a spokesman for the coroner's office told The Courier Mail.

"A coroner cannot hold an inquest until the finalisation of criminal proceedings. If, from information obtained while investigating a death, a coroner reasonably suspects a person has committed an offence, the coroner must give the information to the director of public prosecutions (DPP).

"Any charges are [then] a matter for the DPP."

Ms Wright plunged to her death from the balcony after being restrained and locked outside by Mr Tostee.

Legal experts say the coroner could recommend new charges, such as deprivation of liberty.

The coroner could also hold an inquest if they believe there is significant doubt surrounding the circumstances and causes of a death, or if the inquest would help to prevent similar tragedies in the future.