Grace Millane murder: New Zealand police search 'location of interest'

09 December, 2018, 09:56 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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Grace Millane, who was travelling the world after finishing university, went missing on December 1 in Auckland.

"The evidence we have located so far - our scene examination, CCTV footage and our investigation has determined that Grace is no longer alive and this is a murder investigation", Auckland Police Detective Scott Beard said at a news conference Saturday.

She had been in contact with her family almost every day until December 1, the day before her birthday.

Det Insp Scott Beard said the body was "believed to be Grace" but was yet to be formally identified.

Ms Millane, 22, was on a planned year-long trip overseas that began in Peru.

After visiting Peru, she arrived alone in New Zealand last month and had been in touch with family and friends almost daily until her disappearance.

Earlier today Millane's brother Declan thanked New Zealanders for their thoughts and prayers.

He said he could not confirm whether Miss Millane's body was at the site.


The man being held in connection with the case, who was seen with Miss Millane on the night she went missing, will remain in police custody until Monday when he is due in court, police said.

A police officer investigating the murder of British tourist Grace Millane stands at a crime scene along a section of Scenic Drive in the Waitakere Ranges outside Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Ms Millane.

A local woman, who Newstalk ZB agreed not to name, says she's seen a lot of police activity in the area this morning.

She was staying at the Base Backpackers hostel in central Auckland before she went missing.

Several vehicles, including marked police cars, were parked up at the side of the road.

Her family was surprised and anxious when she didn't contact them on her birthday or get in touch over on the days that followed.

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