Statement to be attributed to Detective Inspector Scott Beard, Auckland City Police:
The body of Grace Millane has now been formally identified. Grace has been returned to her family and they are in the process of organising to take her home, in the next few days.
Work continues to piece together exactly what happened to Grace, as we build a timeline of the circumstances.
Calls continue to come into the 0800 number with information from the public. At the moment though we have only received several calls in relation to the shovel.
We still need to hear from anyone who may have come across the shovel, or anyone who has picked it up and taken it home.
Jarred Williamson/NZ Police