Father appeals for information on missing daughter in NZ
The father of a 22-year-old British backpacker who has been missing in New Zealand since last Saturday has appealed to the public for help to find his “lovely, outgoing, fun-loving daughter.” David Millane had flown to the country’s biggest city, Auckland, where his daughter Grace has last been seen.” Grace has never been out of contact for this amount of time and is usually in daily contact with either her mother, myself or her two brothers,” he said in a statement published by New Zealand police yesterday. “I would just like to take this opportunity to appeal to anybody who has seen, spoken to, or come into contact with Grace over the last few days, to come forward with any detail, no matter how small, and contact the investigation team,” he added. Police said that they now hold grave fears for the English tourist who arrived in New Zealand two weeks ago. The investigation into her disappearance was progressing rapidly and police have talked with a man she was seen with entering a hotel on Saturday night. He was a person of interest but was not in custody. David Millane, a wealthy property developer from Essex, said he and his family were “all extremely upset and it is very difficult at this time to fully describe the range of emotions we are all going through.”
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