Watch: ‘Aussie Idol’ contestant, 23, dies in Sydney
The 23-year-old Sydney woman who was found dead on Sydney’s Gold Coast on Monday has been identified as a contestant on Australia’s hit reality show “Aussie Outback”.ABC News reported the victim, who was known as Dottie, was found near a pool by a local man on Monday afternoon after a night out.
A spokesman for NSW Police said Dottic said she was “lucky to be alive” and that the investigation was still ongoing.
Police were called to a nearby beach about 5.30pm and found Dottian, from Sydney’s south-west, unresponsive, with injuries consistent with being assaulted, police said.
Police have released a video of the woman, who has been named locally as Dontas Dottigas.
Dottie was known on social media as Dotta, an online reference to a “daddy”, and said she enjoyed playing pool and would “like to meet everyone who lives here”.
Her father, Dotti, told the ABC she had a passion for music, but was also “loyal” to her parents.
“She had a great life,” Dottib told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“She was very dedicated to her family.”
She had been planning to attend the Royal Australian Military Academy, which was set to begin in August, but had fallen ill with cancer.
Her parents had been contacted by a friend, who had found her body.
Police said she had been found lying face down, her arms around her head and in “grave condition”.
“We do have a deceased male subject to the coroner,” Detective Superintendent Mark Smith said.
“This has been confirmed to be Dottia Dottigias.”
“The body has been positively identified and taken to the Gold Coast Police Crime Investigation Squad for further identification.”
Police did not release further details about her cause of death.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or text 34000, or go to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.