“The proof now we have positioned to this point — our scene examination, CCTV footage and our investigation has decided that Grace is not alive and it is a homicide investigation,” Auckland Police Detective Scott Beard mentioned at a information convention Saturday.
Police mentioned they detained a 26-year-old man seen together with her on the night time of her disappearance, and can cost her with Millane’s homicide Monday. They consider he and Grace visited a lot of areas that night, and are searching for data on a car linked to the case.
Millane had been in New Zealand for 2 weeks, the UK’s Press Affiliation information company reported.
Beard mentioned Millane had been out of contact together with her dad and mom for days they usually have been particularly frightened that they might not attain her Sunday for her 22nd birthday. Members of Millane’s household have made appeals on Fb for data.
“The Millane household have requested privateness presently and won’t be making any additional statements at this stage,” the Auckland metropolis police’s assertion mentioned.