British Backpacker, Grace Millane’s Murder: Police looking for a Shovel

December 11, 2018 | Brainwave Science


British backpacker Grace Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December and the body of young 22-year old Ms. Millane was discovered Sunday December 9, 2018 in the outskirts of the city by Police. Miss Millane’s body – was found “about 10 metres” off Scenic Drive, a countryside road outside the city, Det Insp. Scott Beard said. Miss Millane had been travelling alone in New Zealand for two weeks, following a six-week group trip through South America. Ms. Millane’s family had been in near-daily contact with her throughout her round-the-world, year-long trip and raised the alarm when she suddenly fell silent.

The police began looking at her last known locations and concludes that she was last seen on December 1 at 21:41 with a “male companion” at Citylife Hotel on Queen Street, which is just a few minutes’ walk from Sky City in a CCTV footage. On the next day during afternoon Toyota Corolla hatchback rental car is hired from a company in central Auckland and is believed to have been in the west Auckland area between 6:30 and 9:30 according to Police sources. In the following days a 26-year-old man named Jesse Kempson, is located at an address in central Auckland at 15:00 and is taken into custody and according to police is to be charged with Miss Millane’s murder. The investigation of the murder is on going and in order to collect more evidence police are looking for information about the red Toyota Corolla rental car and a long-handled shovel. Detectives said they had identified a “location of interest” after the investigation led them to a spot on a Scenic Drive. Officers said they have received “hundreds” of calls about the case and investigators are trying to establish a timeline of events. Kempson has been remanded in prison, where he could be at risk of retribution.


The murder of fun-loving British backpacker Grace Millane has provoked an unprecedented outpouring of collective shame and grief in New Zealand and sparked a national conversation about violence against women.

The Grief Centre in Auckland said many New Zealanders were experiencing “vicarious trauma”, exacerbated by the country’s small size. On one of the news websites, the reactions from locals mentioned included: “C’mon NZ – no one deserves to come to our country and be murdered!”

This is the angry reaction as Kiwis voice their shame and disgust after police earlier alleged the murder of Grace Millane in New Zealand.

The law enforcement and the criminal justice system in New Zealand are under pressure to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out and justice is served in this case, especially when the Judge who presides the case told Ms. Millane’s family: “I don’t know what we can say to you at this time, your grief must be desperate.


The case of murder of Ms. Millane has rocked the peaceful nation of New Zealand. The prime minister of New Zealand has issued a heartfelt apology to the family of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane, saying her killing was a cause of national “shame”. “On behalf of New Zealand, I want to apologize to Grace’s family,” Ms. Ardern said. “Your daughter should have been safe here, and she wasn’t. And I’m sorry for that. It is crucial that the case bring some form of well-deserved closure for Millane’s family. It is now the responsibility of New Zealand Police to help delivery of justice in this case that has taken a national turn with attention received from all sides, including all branches of their country’s government. The best way to ensure that the culprit of this crime is identified and punished is to turn towards a technology that has been hailed as virtually infallible. A technology that is so impeccably accurate that it can send a chill down the spines of even the most brutal criminals. It’s been launched at a global level by Brainwave Science and it is called the iCognative technology.

iCognative technology has been proven in many real-life cases and has played an instrumental role in support of several law enforcement agencies to ensure swift delivery of justice.  Applicable in over 85% of both civil and criminal investigations, iCognative technology can easily determine whether specific information is stored in a subject’s brain. It consists of the measuring and recording a person’s electrical brainwaves and their brain response, which is known as P300 or P300-MERMER to words, phrases, or pictures on a computer screen. In the case of murder of Grace Millane, the suspect has been identified and an extensive investigation has been carried out by police. Details related to crime such as: Citylife Hotel on Queen Street; Toyota Corolla hatchback; shovel; rental agency details; social media images of Grace liked by the suspect; location of the suspect at the time of victim’s death; cellphone data reports along with alibi testimonies if any all such specific case related information (Stimuli) along with confidential case information is flashed on the screen for the suspect to observe. Just the exposure to a stimulus is sufficient to elicit a P300 response; therefore, iCognative does not require the subject to issue verbal responses to questions or stimuli.  Once completed the automated system presents results with over 99% accuracy to determine if the information in question is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. iCognative can play a pivotal role in this case to help investigators follow the leads in right direction, thereby saving their valuable time and resources.

With the use of this innovative security solution called iCognative, law enforcement can help bring some form of consolation to overwhelming sense of hurt and shame that New Zealanders have felt about what happened in their country, a place that prides itself on its hospitality.

With the power of Brainwave Science’s tool Judge Evangelos Thomas words: “We all hope justice will be fair and swift and ultimately bring you some peace.”, are translated to reality because of iCognative technology. No other security solution can meet the superior performance, ease of implementation, and cost-effectiveness of iCognative only by Brainwave Science.

Source: Independent

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