Watch her father breaking down in tears while making an appeal
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A 22-year-old backpacker, from Essex, traveled to Auckland two weeks ago and went missing.
CCTV image shows Grace Millane with a man at the City Life hotel in Auckland before she went missing on December 1.
Her father David Millane, a 60-year-old property developer, became emotional while making an appeal to help to find his daughter.
Miss Millane arrived in Auckland two weeks earlier as part of a round-the-world trip.
Her father broke down in tears as he begged for help. He said:
‘We last had contact with her on Saturday the 1st of December and as a family, we’ve been extremely concerned for her welfare’
‘Grace is a lovely, outgoing, fun-loving and family orientated daughter.’
‘She arrived here on the 20th of November and has been bombarding us with numerous photographs and messages of her adventures,’
‘We’re all extremely upset and it’s very difficult at this time to describe the range of emotions we are going through.’
‘Finally, I would 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.’
Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Scott Beard said:
‘Police have identified this man and he has been spoken to. Through our investigations, we have also identified a location of interest, an apartment in the City Life hotel in Queen Street.’
‘At this point, we hold grave fears for her safety. Clearly, this is a very stressful time for Grace’s family and the longer she remains missing the more our concern grows for her safety and wellbeing.’
‘It’s important that anyone who recognizes Grace from this photo or saw her on Saturday night contacts Police immediately.’
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