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Grace Millane: police search for British backpacker missing in New Zealand

Grace Millane: police search for British backpacker missing in New Zealand

Brother Michael Millane, 29, said the family are now anxious and her disappearance is "totally unlike her".

"We are working with the family in the United Kingdom and New Zealand Police in relation to reports of a missing British national in New Zealand".

The keen artist was in contact with her family every day through social media but was last heard from on Saturday when she told a friend she was going out.

After a month, she flew to New Zealand alone and had been staying at X Base Backpackers, described as a "party hostel" in the heart of Auckland.

"It was her birthday on Sunday but we hadn't heard from her".

"I looked at the photo [of Millane] and I was quite adamant I had seen that girl", she said.

Detective Inspector Scott Beard said police had no evidence of foul play, but were keeping an open mind.

She had travelled to the Bay of Islands on a trip, then arrived in Auckland on Friday.

Millionaire's daughter Grace Millane had been staying in a "party hostel" for two weeks when she went missing.

In the past 24 hours, police have been piecing together Grace's last known movements, who she has associated with and the circumstances of her disappearance. "At this stage we're still hopeful that we'll find Grace".

Her brother was not sure of her travel plans in New Zealand, but he knew she had a flexible itinerary booked to travel around most of the country.

Ms Millane left the United Kingdom six weeks ago to travel the world after finishing university.

It was her first time travelling solo.

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He is due to arrive in New Zealand from England tomorrow to help search efforts.

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Base Backpackers is located on Queen St in Auckland's CBD. She is approximately 5ft 6in (168cm) in height and 58kg.

And Tony McLeod, the British High Commission Wellington consular manager, confirmed he had been made aware of the situation.

A missing persons report was filed on Wednesday and "initial investigations are underway", New Zealand Police told Yahoo7.

The hostel said it was making "no comment" about the case.

"There have been a few tips and we will be working through them".

Base Backpackers declined to comment.

He said she was "very independent" but added that she "always let us know where she was and what she planned on doing next".

"She hasn't really replied to any messages between the family and it was her birthday on Sunday and she didn't respond to any messages".

"We are working closely with her family at this time and a number of Police staff are now working on this matter".

Beard said anyone who believes they may have seen Millane on Saturday night or has information about her whereabouts is urged to contact police immediately.


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