Who was Gracie Spinks? Slain model, 23, filed restraining order against stalker
A 23-year-old British model was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in an English village as authorities imposed a lockdown on local residents during their search for her killer on Saturday, June 19. The police department recovered a body of a man in his 30s around half a mile away from where the model's body was found.
Gracie Spinks, 23, was found by paramedics in a field outside the picturesque village of Duckmanton on Saturday morning, June 19. She was treated for unspecified injuries but later died, according to a report. The investigation led to local authorities issuing shelter-in-place orders for the village of 1,100 in northeast England.
Who was Rebecca Landrith? Model shot 18 times before killer abused corpse, left note with contact info: Police
Who was Brittany Rhea Phillips? Mississippi model and mother-of-two run over and killed by former cop ex-boyfriend
We have earlier reported similar cases of women who were murdered by their stalkers or ex-lovers, some similar incidents include the murder cases of Sarah Everard, Rebecca Landrith, Brittany Rhea Phillips and Nichelle Thomas.
Around half a mile away from where Spinks' body was found, another corpse of a man in his 30s was also discovered, Anna White, a resident, revealed and added that she came across two huge knives in a backpack on a farmer’s track six weeks ago. Other contents included an axe, a hammer, Viagra and a note saying: “Don’t lie.” She said on Facebook: “The contents were extremely disturbing. I handed the bag to police. They basically said they won’t be investigating further despite the fact DNA would have been recoverable from a bottle and clothing.”
Now, Spinks's friends who lived in Old Whittington, around five miles from where her body was found, have revealed how she had long been bothered by a man, said to have been 'obsessed' with her. One person told the Sun: "We are aware that she had a stalker but didn't know who he was. We heard she had taken out a restraining order against him because he was becoming quite a pest. She's a beautiful young woman, very popular, and he was obsessed with her and kept turning up at the stables. He was infatuated with her." Today, police, who have declined to discuss the possibility that Gracie had a stalker known to them, continued to investigate at the scene. Floral tributes have also been left in memory of the aspiring eventer and showjumper, whose family is said to be "beside themselves with grief".
Spinks, a part-time model, worked at an e-commerce company and was a keen equestrian who took part in show-jumping and dressage with her horse Paddy. One village resident said that that she was looking after her horse when she was attacked.