View interactive

Matthew Theunissen

Matthew Theunissen is a reporter for the Herald on Sunday.

Balcony victim's mum 'can't stop crying'

Rrie Wright.
Rrie Wright.

Rrie Wright's mum says she can't stop crying since her daughter's shocking death after falling from a Gold Coast balcony.

The Upper Hutt 26-year-old, full name Warriena Tagpuno Wright, was allegedly violently assaulted by local playboy Gable Tostee and was trying to escape when she fell from his 14th-floor Brisbane apartment earlier this month.

Her devout Seventh Day Adventist Family have remained largely silent since the tragedy but her mother, Merzabeth Tomarong Tagpuno, took to Facebook yesterday to express her grief.

"I can't stop crying!!" Said the Pak n'Save supermarket worker, originally from the Philippines.

Responding to a friend's condolences, she said, " help me, I don't know what to do???"
"I missed her so much (sic)."

Wright's little sister, Reza Tagpuno, has previously described her as "the most important person in my world".

"Most of the time we only had each other to rely on. She was a very beautiful, intelligent, caring person who not only my sister, but she was my best friend."

Wright was in Australia for a two week holiday for a friend's wedding and met Tostee on internet dating sight Tinder just hours before her death.

Her last words as she tried to flee him were allegedly "no, no, no ... I just want to go home."

Tostee, who has boasted online about bedding about 150 women, fled the scene after she fell but later handed himself in to police.

He has been charged with her murder.

- Herald on Sunday

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a5 at 23 Sep 2014 02:43:34 Processing Time: 303ms