Was Grace Millane Body Found? Netflix Documentary On Social Media Murders

Grace Millane was killed in November 2019

Grace Millane, a university graduate from the University of Lincoln, England, went missing while in New Zealand in November 2018.

The police began an investigation when Millane's parents reported her missing three days after she failed to respond to the birthday greetings they sent her on December 2, 2018, raising their concerns.

In a second police interview, the guy accused of killing Grace Millane claims the British traveler died accidentally after being consensually strangled. This interview was revealed to the Auckland jury.

Grace Millane Body Found Inside A Backpack 

Grace Millane body was discovered crammed inside a suitcase buried shallowly under the ground.

In the Waitakere Ranges, close to Auckland, New Zealand, the corpse of the British traveler was found unclothed and curled up like a fetus.

Grace Millane dead body was found in a luggage
Grace Millane dead body was found in a luggage( Source : co )

This terrifying CCTV footage shows Grace Millane's killer casually moving the suitcase holding her body out of his flat, down a lift, and down to a rented vehicle to bury her in the woods.

The 26-year-old Jesse Shane Kempson was contained on December 8. He had been residing at Auckland's CityLife Hotel. On December 10, 2018, Kempson was arraigned in the Auckland District Court on charges of Millane's murder.

In November 2019, Kempson went on trial in the Auckland High Court. After a three-week trial, he was found guilty by a unanimous jury and ultimately given a life sentence with a 17-year minimum non-parole period.

The New Zealand public's response to Millane's death was unparalleled. On December 10, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized to Millane's family in front of the crowd "I want to express regret on New Zealand's behalf."

The community at the University of Lincoln, where Millane attended, expressed their "great sadness" over her passing. 

Social Media Murders, Video and Netflix Documentary

In November 2021, ITV explored three real-life shocking murder cases and compiled them into a crime series Social Media Murders.

Each episode, aired on successive evenings, centers on actual crimes that claimed the lives of young people while examining the unsettling role social media had in connecting the perpetrator and the victim.

The first episode, aired on November 15, 2021, tells the story of the terrible passing of Grace Millane, a 22-year-old British traveler who vanished in Auckland in 2018 while on a Tinder date.

The second episode, "The Murder of Alex Rodda," saw the murder of a 15-year-old teenage boy Alex Rodda by 8-year-old Matthew Mason, six weeks after their initial social media message exchange.

Coming from the makers of Netflix's "American Murder: The Family Next Door," the third episode examines the murder case of 23-year-old Molly McLaren, who was killed in 2018 by her ex-boyfriend Joshua Stimpson. A look at a relationship that started after the two met on Tinder.

Grace Millane graduated from the University of Lincoln
Grace Millane graduated from the University of Lincoln( Source : co )

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Grace Millane Story And Dateline, What Happened?

After spending six weeks in South America, Millane visited New Zealand for two weeks. She arrived in New Zealand on November 20, 2018, and explored the upper North Island.

She landed in Auckland on November 30. She was sighted in Auckland's central business area around 9:00 p.m. on December 1 and was captured on camera at SkyCity 15 minutes later. She was last seen with Jesse Kempson at the CityLife Hotel on Queen Street at 9:41 p.m.

Later reports said that the killer, also her Tinder date strangled her in a room, and she died of the pain. He then fitted her into a hug suitcase bag and buried her. On December 9, at approximately 4 p.m., Millane's dead body was located off Scenic Drive in the Waitakere Ranges, some 19 kilometers west of central Auckland.

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