Monday, June 21, 2021

Stalker, 35, suspected of killing horse-loving model, 23, in murder-suicide after becoming obsessed with her

 The stalker suspected of killing model Gracie Spinks in an alleged murder-suicide was a 35-year-old who became infatuated with her after just one date. 

Daily Mail

Michael Sellars, 35, is believed to have fatally wounded the 23-year-old horse enthusiast -  who was found dead in the picturesque village of Duckmanton in Derbyshire on Friday morning.

Sellars, whose body was reportedly found half-a-mile away, is believed to have become 'obsessed' with Ms Spinks after the pair went on a date, according reports.

In the wake of her death, it was revealed Ms Spinks had been bothered by a man who friends said was 'obsessed with her'. 

One source claimed Ms Spinks had obtained a restraining order against the unknown man after he kept turning up at the stables where she went riding. 

It was also revealed that a backpack filled with a cache of weapons on a farmer's track just 100 yards away from Ms Spinks was killed was also found by a passing walker weeks before her death. 

The walker took the backpack to her local police station but was told nothing could be done. 

It comes as the police watchdog has been contacted over the investigation into the model's death. 

Derbyshire Police has now confirmed it has referred itself to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) but has declined to confirm the reason for the referral.   

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