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Stalker suspected of killing model Gracie Spinks in an alleged homicide-suicide was a 35-year-old man who fell in love with her after just one date.
Michael Sellars, 35, allegedly fatally injured the 23-year-old horse lover who was found dead Friday morning in the quaint town of Duckmanton, Derbyshire.
Michael Sellars, whose body would be found a kilometer away, would be “possessed” by Mrs. Spinks after the couple had a date.
— Marc Hoare (@020644) June 20, 2021
After her death, it was revealed that Ms. Spinks had been molested by a man who, according to her friends, was “obsessed with her”.
A source claimed that Ms. Spinks received a deportation order against the stranger after she continued to appear in the stables where she was riding.
It was also revealed that a backpack full of an arsenal was found on a farmer’s path just 100 meters from Ms. Spinks by a wanderer who was passing weeks before her death.
The killer took the backpack to the local police station but was told there was nothing he could do.
It comes when the police watchdog was contacted during the investigation into the model’s death.
Derbyshire police have now confirmed that they referred to the Independent Police Conduct Office (IOPC), but refused to confirm the reason for the move.
It is unclear whether the referral to the IOPC was due to previous contact with Ms Spinks and an alleged stalker, or whether the guns that were handed in and not confirmed by the Diebyshire police are linked to Ms Spinks’ death.
Speaking to MailOnline, the police confirmed that they had referred to the watchdog, while an IOPC spokesperson added: “We have been informed that a forced relocation is in progress. When we receive it, we will conduct an assessment to determine what additional actions are needed on our part.
Six weeks ago, a hiker found a backpack full of weapons on a country road just 100 meters from where Ms. Spinks was killed.
Anna White said she took the bag to the local police station, but she was told there was nothing they could do.
Roads in and out of the area were cordoned off on Friday after Ms. Spinks’ assailant fled to a landscaped park.
An elementary school was closed and local shops received a description of a suspect in gray sweatpants and a black T-shirt.
But at lunchtime, police said the situation was “resolved” after the body of a 30-year-old man was found some 800 meters away.
After discovering that the bag she found was close to Ms. Spinks’s death, Ms. White wrote on social media: “I found a backpack six weeks ago on the farm road outside Tom Lane. The content was extremely disturbing.
“I contacted the police and gave them the bag. They basically said that despite the obvious fact that the DNA (water bottle and clothes) could have been saved, they would not do any further research.
“If this is in any way related to this incident, the police have important questions to answer. The sole purpose of my surrender was the hope of preventing future tragedies. They may not be related, but it sounds very strange!
Friends of the 23-year-old, who lived in Old Whittington, about five miles from where her body was found, revealed that she had long been s*xually abused by a man who was reportedly “obsessed” with him.
One of them told The Sun: “We know she had a stalker, but we didn’t know who she was. We heard she issued a court order against him because she was becoming a real nuisance.”
“He’s a beautiful young woman, very popular, and he was obsessed with her and kept coming back to the stables. He was in love with her.
Yesterday the police, who refused to discuss the possibility that Gracie knew of a stalker, continued to investigate the scene.
And today the Sun named Sellars as the stalker who allegedly killed Ms. Spinks.
During this period, floral tributes were also left in memory of the aspiring knight and hedge knight, whose family was “beside themselves with sadness”.
A 28-year-old resident living near where Ms. Spinks was found said, “It is said in the area that this was a very cruel attack and possibly a passionate crime. .
After Derbyshire Police established checkpoints around the community near the M1 on the outskirts of Chesterfield yesterday, a local resident wrote on Facebook: ‘I have been told that unfortunately there are less One hour away, a young woman was killed on a farm 800 meters away. from Poolsbrook Park.
“The perpetrator… allegedly fled to the Poolsbrook Park area. Be careful when anyone is in this area.
Friends of Miss Spinks, who worked for a local e-commerce company, posted tributes to Facebook on Friday night.
Charlotte Pemberton, 23, who grew up with her, wrote: “RIP Gracie. Such a beautiful and kind girl that she was taken away too soon. Fly away, sweet girl.
Alicia Jordan wrote: “Oh Gracie Spinks … Broken heart is not even enough … This world is so cruel.”
On Saturday afternoon, a GoFundMe page created by one of her friends Abbey Griffin to help Ms Spinks’ family raised over £ 1,600.
Griffin said: “Gracie was a beautiful girl when she was only 23, she touched the lives of so many people and what wonderful memories she left.
“He was a loving and caring person and was always happy to help. She was also very stubborn and always fought for the right thing.
“If you knew Gracie, you would also know that she is crazy about horses and that she had the most beautiful horse named Paddy, whom she loved very much.
“While no money can bring Gracie back, I ask you to do all you can to help her family.
“We all love you so much Gracie, behave up there.”
Ms Griffin also said that on Monday, June 28, she would host a balloon launch from Markham Vale Business Park, where Ms Spinks worked, to have her friends say goodbye to her.
Miss Spinks, who studied art and design at Chesterfield College, is believed to have occasionally worked as a model for a London agency and has done animal portraits online.
Derbyshire Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Police said: “A woman was found injured around 8.40am in a field near Staveley Road. Paramedics intervened and the woman, who was in her twenties, unfortunately died instantly.
“At eleven o’clock the body of a man in his thirties was found in a field near Tom Lane, Duckmanton.
“We have located and informed both the families and the specialist leaders who are currently assisting them.”