Arrest Made Into 2013 Gold Coast Cheerleader Balcony Murder
A man is expected to face court accused of throwing a Gold Coast cheerleader off an 11th-floor balcony six years ago.
Breeana Robinson, 21, died when she plunged from the balcony of her boyfriend's luxury Southport apartment in January 2013.
A 45-year-old man, reportedly her ex-boyfriend Jayden Moorea (formerly known as Dan Shearin) has been arrested and police say he's expected to face court on Friday, charged with murder, fraud and damaging evidence with intent.
Police reopened the probe into Ms Robinson's death in late 2017, as an inquest into her death was due to be held.
But the coroner asked detectives to re-examine key evidence, including statements from medical experts.
Gold Coast Detectives, in partnership with members of the Homicide Squad, State Crime Command, have taken a 45 year-old Gold Coast man into custody in relation the murder of Breeana Robinson at Southport in 2013. https://t.co/AHsyWrolXw pic.twitter.com/fcAMItZ4k2— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) January 24, 2019
Ms Robinson died on January 29, 2013, when she fell from an apartment belonging to her boyfriend Dan Shearin.
Shearin was later sentenced to six months' jail after pleading guilty to sending abusive text messages to Ms Robinson in the lead-up to her death. The sentence was reduced on appeal to a 15-month good behaviour bond.
Gold Coast Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said the arrest was the result of years of dogged police work.
"The investigative team has left no stone unturned in identifying the circumstances of Breeana's death, demonstrating the passage of time is no escape for offenders," he said.
"Whilst investigations are ongoing, it is hoped Breeana's family get some small comfort in seeing someone been brought to account for her death."
Police said the charges expected on Friday "directly relate to actions concerning the death of Breeana".
The man is expected to front the Southport Magistrates court later on Friday.