UK back­packer killed

Sunday Mail - - NEWS -

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.

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