UK backpacker killed
A BRITISH backpacker missing in New Zealand since last weekend has been murdered, police say.
Police said yesterday they were questioning a 26-year-old man about the suspected slaying of 22-year-old Grace Millane and a vehicle of interest had been secured.
“Sadly, the evidence we have gathered to this point of the enquiry has established that this is a homicide,” Detective Inspector Scott Beard said. “Grace’s family have been advised of this development and they are devastated.
“We still do not know where Grace is. We are determined to find her and return her to her family.”
Ms Millane had not been seen since leaving her hostel in Auckland last Saturday.
She had arrived in New Zealand two weeks ago as part of a trip around the world.