"She had a passion to see the world": Heartbroken family of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane, 22, pays tribute to her "beautiful daughter and sister" while talking about her "two weeks of hell" since her Disappear in New Zealand
- Family of Grace Millane Honored Her Murdered Daughter and Sister
- They expressed their passion to see the world and said they had planned more trips
- . They also thanked the thousands of people who had sent messages worldwide
- Backpacker Grace, 22, disappeared on December 1 in Auckland, New Zealand
- Her body was finally found on the outskirts of town more than a week later
Danyal Hussain for Mailonline
The family of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane paid tribute to the "beautiful" 22-year-old, revealing that she had a passion for the world and had even planned a trip to the Far East.
Ms. Millane's body was found by the police on the outskirts of Auckland after missing her in the city on December 1, one day before her 22nd birthday.
Now, her family has revealed how they have endured two weeks of hell & # 039; since their disappearance and how grateful they are for support from around the world.
The family of murdered British backpackers Grace Millane (far right) paid tribute to her "beautiful daughter and sister". From left to right: Father David Millan, Brother Michael Millane, Mother Gillian Millane, Brother Declan Millane and Grace
A 26-year-old New Zealander was charged with murdering Ms. Millane – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was asked to apologize to her family on behalf of her country.
Michael Millane, 29, praised his younger sister by saying, "She had a passion to see the world."
She cut off her long hair and donated it to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer.
Her mother Gillian is recovering from a breast cancer operation.
Father David, 60, told The Sunday Times that he hopes his daughter's death "would not even prevent one person from going to the world."
The 22-year-old, originally from Essex in south-east England, traveled to Peru and Machu Picchu to Auckland
. Ms. Millane's father returned her body to the UK yesterday. Auckland
Gillian was unable to join the search for her daughter's body in New Zealand because of her operation.
The family also revealed that Ms. Millane was planning a second long-distance trip to Asia.
Michael added: "We're all flying the nest. Her death should not prevent a man or a woman from following her dreams.
British backpacker Grace Millane (pictured) had been to New Zealand when she disappeared on 1 December. Her body was found more than a week later on Sunday morning
Friends and relatives ves, including Grace's brother Declan (pictured here with his sister), shared heartwarming honors when the news became public that her body had been discovered
He also thanked the thousands of people from all over the world for sending messages of support to the family.
The family was also grateful for the apology of Prime Minister Ardern.
She said: & # 39; Of the kiwis I talked to, this overwhelming feeling of pain and shame prevails that this has happened in our country, a place that prides itself on our hospitality … especially for those who visit our shores & # 39 ;, she said.
"On behalf of New Zealand, I would like to apologize to the Grace family. Your daughter should have been safe here, and she was not and I'm sorry. «
Declan Millane (pictured) wrote the lyrics to You Are My Sunshine in a heartfelt tribute to his sister he.
When she spoke of Ms. Millane's journey, her family said that she started the journey with five weeks in Peru and a hike to Machu Picchu.
The local chocolate factories were also enthusiastic about Mrs. Millane.
From New Zealand, she intended to travel to Fiji and then to Australia, before returning to Britain on June 26, 2019.
She intended to make another trip to the Far East.
The Millane family added that they hope to find some causes in time that are close to Grace's heart so that her name will be remembered.
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