The body of British backpacker Grace Millane has been officially recognized and handed over to her family. The 22 years old from Essex vanished in Auckland on 1st December. Police completed their search on Sunday after discovering a body on the borders in the city. Deputy Inspector Scott Beard said the family was in “the process of organising to take her home in the next few days”. A 26 years old man has presented in New Zealand’s court accused with Miss Milano’s killing.
The family of Miss Millane said she “went off to travel the world in mid-October and arrived in New Zealand on 20 November”. They said, “By the number of pictures and messages we received, she clearly loved this country, its people and the lifestyle”.
“We all hope that what has happened to Grace will not deter even one person from venturing out into the world and discovering their own overseas experience”.
They told her death “heinous ” but thanked the police for finishing a “concise, stringent and thorough investigation”. Father of Miss Millane David has winged to New Zealand and travelled the place where her body was discovered.
He participated in a traditional Maori according to ceremony alongside the uncle of Grace and the members of the police force of New Zealand. They added, “We would like to thank the people of New Zealand for their outpouring of love, numerous messages, tributes and compassion”.
“Grace was not born here and only managed to stay a few weeks, but you have taken her to your hearts and in some small way she will forever be a Kiwi”.