WELINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police were searching Thursday for a 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for five days and failed to contact her parents on her birthday.
Grace Millane was last seen on Saturday evening in central Auckland. She had been staying at a backpacker hostel and left some of her belongings there. Her birthday was on Sunday and police said it was unusual for her not to contact her family then.
Detective Inspector Scott Beard told reporters the investigation is focusing on videos from surveillance cameras around the city. He urged anyone who has seen Millane or knows her to contact police.
“The police investigation today has concentrated on her movements and activities in Auckland since she’s arrived in New Zealand,” Beard said. “A large part of that focus has been around CCTV footage around Auckland.”