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Croc guide arrested over murder

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A crocodile tour guide has been arrested over the murder of a Queensland tourism worker.

The body of 26 year-old Jo La Spina was found in a bedroom of a Bingil Bay townhouse, south of Cairns, on April 19.

According to the Courier-Mail, police arrested South African-born man Musa Brandon Ngwira, 31, on Sunday afternoon at his girlfriend’s home in Cronulla, in Sydney’s south.

He appeared at Sutherland Local Court where a magistrate ordered him to be extradited back to Queensland today to face Cairns Magistrate Court on one count of murder.

Cairns Detective Acting Inspector Kevin Goan said police were not looking for anyone else in relation to the death.

Ngwira has been in Australia for at least a year and moved to far north Queensland in March to take up a tourism job, AAP reports.

He and Ms La Spina, a white water rafting guide, were not in a relationship and did not live or work together but had overlapping social circles, and had socialised together.

She spent the night before her death socialising with a group of friends before returning to a friend’s house about 2.30am.