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December 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Grace Millane Case: Man appears in New Zealand Court charged with U.K. Backpacker's Murder

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane.

Miss Millane, 22, disappeared in Auckland on 1 December - police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body in the outskirts of the city. The man, who cannot be named, is due back in court next month

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 10, 2018 at 6:31pm — No Comments

U.K. Tourist Who Died in Mexico Is Returned to Family With Major Organs Missing

A dead British tourist's body was returned to her family with no eyes, heart or brain after she died in a Mexican hospital.

Organ traffickers are feared to be the reason that 41-year-old Amanda Gill's corpse came home with every vital parts missing other than her lower bowel.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 10, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Two U.K. Citizens Found Dead in 4 Days in Jamaica

British photographer Barbara Findley, 58, spent five years in Jamaica after moving from Kennington, south-east London, and was reported missing on 29 November. She was found nine days later on the side of a road in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth. The incident followed the disappearance and death of Karen Cleary-Brown, a 44-year-old woman who had visited Jamaica.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 10, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Citizen Murdered on Roatan

A sixty-nine year old U.S. citizen, originally from California, was identified yesterday as the victim of an abduction and murder in Roatan, Honduras, according to a Honduran newspaper El Heraldo.

The newspaper reports that the body of Philip Foster Brown was found in a ravine near a road leading from West End to West Bay in Roatan on Tuesday. …

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 8, 2018 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Case of Grace Millane -- British Backpacker Missing in New Zealand -- Is Now a Murder Investigation

New Zealand police said they believe missing British backpacker Grace Millane is dead, and a man seen with her in Auckland the night she disappeared will be charged with her murder.

Grace Millane, 22, was last seen at the Auckland city center around 7 pm December 1. For days, local police searched for her, but new…
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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 8, 2018 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Search Continues for U.K. Citizen Amy Gerard, Tourist in Tenerife

Authorities are searching land and sea for missing Briton Amy Gerard in Tenerife. Police say the search is focused on the area between the towns of Garachico and La Matanza de Acentego in the north of the island.

Amy was last seen just after midnight on Nov. 30 outside Irish pub Molly Malone in Puerto de la Cruz.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 8, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Body of Carla Stefaniak, American Missing in Costa Rica, Identified

The family of Carla Stefaniak, a U.S. citizen reported missing while on vacation in Costa Rica, has confirmed that a body found there this week belongs to her.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 8, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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