Tuesday 20 August 2019

VIDEO: New Zealand radio host reads emotional open letter in response to Grace Millane’s death

Ms Millane (22) died while travelling in New Zealand and her body was found in bushland on Sunday afternoon, about 30 feet from a highway outside the New Zealand city. Photo: Lucie Blackman Trust /PA Wire
Ms Millane (22) died while travelling in New Zealand and her body was found in bushland on Sunday afternoon, about 30 feet from a highway outside the New Zealand city. Photo: Lucie Blackman Trust /PA Wire
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After news broke that a body was found in the search for missing tourist Grace Millane; New Zealand host Megan Annear of 'The Edge Breakfast with Dom, Meg & Randell', read this emotional open letter.

The letter was written in response to comments made on social media, suggesting that Grace Millane was at fault for travelling alone. The original clip can be found here.

The body of Ms Millane was formally identified on Wednesday after she went missing from a hostel in Auckland, New Zealand, on December 1.

Officers said Ms Millane's family were "in the process of organising to take her home" as their investigation into the circumstances of her death continue.

Her family said: "Grace went off to travel the world in mid-October and arrived in New Zealand on the 20th November.

"By the amount 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 OE (overseas experience)."

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