Grace Millane killer takes her body out of hotel in suitcase as spooky CCTV shows her last moments on Tinder date

CCTV captured the spooky moment when Grace Millane’s killer brought her body out of a hotel in a suitcase after strangling her to death.

Jesse Kempson – who can finally be named after an order banning his identification was lifted – murdered the British backpacker on a Tinder date.

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Jesse Kempson seen in motel elevator after strangling Grace Millane
The suitcase containing Grace's body was later buried in a shallow grave

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The suitcase containing Grace’s body was later buried in a shallow grave

Footage shows the burly 28-year-old using a porter cart to carry two suitcases in an elevator at the New Zealand motel that also served as his home.

He was first seen rolling the cart in the CityLife elevator in Auckland and up to his £ 190 per week room.

Soon after, he returned with him loaded with two suitcases, one of which, he later admitted, contained the naked body of college graduate Grace, folded in a fetal position.

He is then seen getting out of the elevator and pushing the cart onto the lobby floor.

The suitcase containing Grace’s body was then buried in a shallow grave in the woods on the outskirts of town.

Grace’s parents were seen wiping away tears in the public gallery when the clip was shown in court during her previous murder trial.

They also saw how cameras captured Kempson buying a suitcase and shovel and transporting their daughter’s body in a red hatchback Toyota he rented on the day she died.

Kempson may finally be named after an order banning his identification was lifted

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Kempson may finally be named after an order banning his identification was liftedCredit: AP: Associated press
Grace was brutally killed just a day before her 22nd birthday

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Grace was brutally killed just a day before her 22nd birthday
Kempson seen carrying a suitcase in the motel where he lived

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Kempson seen carrying a suitcase in the motel where he lived

CCTV also captured the moment Kempson took Grace to her bedroom after a night out on the town.

It has now been revealed that he raped another British tourist eight months before killing Grace.

Much like he did with her, he lured the then 21-year-old victim into a boozy date with Tinder before bringing her back to her motel apartment.

He was jailed for life with a 17-year non-parole period for the murder of Grace, from Essex, Auckland in December 2018.

Months earlier, Kempson had attacked the other Briton after a night out in Auckland.

Furious at her refusing to have sex after he bought her drinks and dinner, Kempson raped her while she was lying on the bed.

She kept the attack a secret until she acknowledged it in the media coverage the day he was charged with Grace’s murder and went straight to the police.

CCTV also captured the moment Kempson took Grace to her bedroom.

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CCTV also captured the moment Kempson took Grace to her bedroom.
The couple met on a Tinder date and had visited bars in Auckland

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The couple met on a Tinder date and had visited bars in Auckland
Grace was strangled on a trip to New Zealand

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Grace was strangled on a trip to New ZealandCredit: PA: Press Association / PA Images

Kempson also faced another lawsuit for sexually assaulting his girlfriend the year before in a sickening ordeal that lasted for months.

The shocking details could not be revealed so far as he was on trial for the crimes, with his identity being kept under wraps for fear that the connection to Grace’s murder could prejudice jurors.

But the two trials – which took place in October and November this year – ended in guilty verdicts.

As a result, Kempson was sentenced to an additional 11 years to run alongside the minimum 17 he was given for Grace’s murder.

In a statement, Grace’s family said, “As a family, we don’t think about him and say his name.”

Grace went missing on December 1, 2018 and failed to contact her family the day after her 22nd birthday in Auckland, as part of a planned one-year trip abroad.

She was last seen alive entering a hotel with Kempson on the evening of December 1.

On December 9, his body was found in a wooded area about 9 meters from the side of the road in the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland.

She died after meeting Kempson through the dating app Tinder, going out for a drink, and then returning to her hotel apartment.


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