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Monday, December 4, 2023

Sex worker charged over businessman’s death

Queensland Police have charged a Cairns sex worker with the manslaughter of 52-year-old Brisbane businessman, Anthony Brady, after his body was found in a hotel room on Friday.

In a statement, Police said detectives investigating Mr Brady’s death had charged the 32-year-old woman with manslaughter.

Mr Brady’s body was found at the Sunshine Tower Hotel on Sheridan Street in Cairns around 4pm on Friday after his family had reported him missing the previous day.

It’s believed Mr Brady had not been staying at the hotel in the days leading up to his death, but at another nearby hotel, the Cairns Plaza Hotel, located around 600m away.

He had last been seen at a Caltex petrol station – with his image caught on CCTV – in the city’s west on Wednesday morning.

Mr Brady’s cousin, Ian Brady, spoke to the Courier Mail, describing his cousin as “a loyal and loving husband and a man who loved his job”.

The woman charged with his death will face Cairns Magistrate Court today. She had previously been named as a person of interest by Police on Saturday.

Mr Brady was reported missing by his family after he failed to catch his return flight home on Thursday.

Detectives from Sydney’s State Crime Command Homicide Squad have travelled to Cairns to assist Queensland detectives with their investigation.

Anyone with information regarding Mr Brady’s death are urged to call Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800

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