A killer who left a French student’s battered and naked body in a busy Brisbane park could strike again, police fear.
Almost a week has passed since Sophie Collombet was found bashed in a rotunda at Kurilpa Park in inner-city South Bank.
Detective Inspector Rod Kemp says the public is in danger until the 21-year-old woman’s killer is found.
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“Anyone who could do this kind of thing is obviously an extreme threat,” he told reporters.
Ms Collombet’s clothing, a murder weapon or any suspects are yet to be identified – six days after her body was found.
Insp Kemp said there was no evidence to suggest Ms Collombet, who spoke good English and dressed like a local, was targeted because she was a foreign student.
She is the fourth international student to be killed in Brisbane since November.
Police have trawled through hundreds of CCTV recordings and retraced Ms Collombet’s steps from the time she left her inner-city apartment in the morning until she began to head home.
Officers will release the footage and attend the crime scene on Thursday night – a week on from the attack – in the hope it will jog someone’s memory.
Police have been liaising with Ms Collombet’s family in France, who want her body returned home as soon as possible.
“There in incredible shock, as you can imagine,” Insp Kemp said.
“They’re trying to absorb this.”
Premier Campbell Newman met with French Ambassador Stephane Romatet on Thursday afternoon and offered his condolences to Ms Collombet’s family.
“This is a dreadful time for them and the small community in which they live,” he said.
“I’ve conveyed to the French ambassador that the Queensland government will do everything it can to assist the family.”