Gemma Diessel drowned at Dicky Beach.
Gemma Diessel drowned at Dicky Beach. Contributed

New 'theory' on drowned doctor's last moments

PREMILINARY autopsy results of Gemma Diessel's body have returned more than a week after she was found dead on Dicky Beach.

Caloundra CIB Detective Senior Constable Russell Connor said the early results delivered to police showed "nothing suspicious".

"It's an ongoing investigation, but the results weren't alarming," he said.

"We are also awaiting further toxicology results which could be weeks away," he said.

 

Sunshine Coast University Hospital doctor Gemma Diessel drowned during a late-night swim off Currimundi. Her body was found at Dicky Beach the next morning.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital doctor Gemma Diessel drowned during a late-night swim off Currimundi. Her body was found at Dicky Beach the next morning. Contributed

Dr Diessel, 27, was just four weeks into her new career as a doctor of medicine at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital when she was found by a surfer at Dicky Beach, Caloundra on February 14.

 

The Dicky Beach surfing community is reeling after the body of a young woman washed ashore early this morning. Striling Harper made the horrific discovery as he went for an early morning paddle.
Striling Harper made the horrific discovery of Ms Diessel's body as he went for an early morning paddle. Patrick Woods

Police believe she drowned after getting into trouble during a midnight swim. Dr Diessel reportedly loved Dicky Beach.

Her car and belongings were found unlocked 500m from where her body was found.

 

The Dicky Beach surfing community is reeling after the body of a young woman washed ashore. Flowers have been left at the botom of the staircase in her remembrance.
Flowers have been left at the bottom of the staircase in Ms Diessel's remembrance. Patrick Woods

Police were still searching for her phone, a black Samsung S9 which may hold the key to her final movements.

Det Snr Cst Connor said while there were no sign of the phone, police had another theory.

"We have been doing our own electronic checks," he said.

"We have a theory that she has taken the towel and phone down to the beach and the tide has taken it away as it rose through the night."

 

The Dicky Beach surfing community is reeling after the body of a young woman washed ashore. Flowers have been left at the botom of the staircase in her remembrance.
The Dicky Beach surfing community is reeling after the body of a young woman washed ashore. Patrick Woods

Her sister, Tanya Diessel paid tribute to her saying she was the was the best little sister that anyone could have.

"She achieved more than what most people achieve in their whole life," Tanya said.