23-year-old model and man found dead in suspected murder-suicide – .

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23-year-old model and man found dead in suspected murder-suicide – .


A village has been rocked by two deaths within hours of each other (Photo: Ashley Kirk / @ padsequestrian / Instagram)

A young woman whose friends called her “party life” died in what may have been a murder-suicide.

Horse riding enthusiast Gracie Spinks, 23, was found dead in a field near the Derbyshire village of Duckmanton on Friday shortly after 8 a.m.

Later that morning, the body of a 30-year-old man was discovered 800 meters away in a nearby field.

Police believe the incidents are related and are not looking for anyone else in connection with their deaths.

The shocking events stunned locals and Gracie’s friends took to social media to share their fondest memories of her.

In a tribute on Facebook, Alicia Jordan posed, “Oh Gracie Spinks, I don’t even know what to say. Heartbroken doesn’t even cut it.

“You were really the life of the party, the four of us made so many memories and I couldn’t be more grateful to know you.”

“Honestly sitting here, thinking of them makes me smile. This world is so so cruel and it’s really not fair.

It has been said that young Gracie was “horse mad” (Photo : @padsequestrian/Instagram)

‘Rest in peace Gracie, we will miss you so much. I think of your family and your friends. ‘

Another friend, Abbey Griffin, set up a GoFundMe page to help Gracie’s family.

Abbey said: “She was a caring and loving person and was always happy to help. She was also so stubborn and she always stood up for what was right.

“If you knew Gracie, you would also know that she was crazy about horses and that she had the most beautiful horse called Paddy that she loved very much.

“While no amount of money can ever bring Gracie back, I ask that you do all you can to help her family at this time.

‘We all love you so dearly Gracie, stand up there.’

Friends said that Gracie “had the most beautiful horse called Paddy which she loved very much” (Photo : @padsequestrian/Instagram)
MODEL GRACIE SPINKS WITH HER HORSE.  INSTAGRAM / GRACIE SPINKS REQUESTED BY NEWSDESK TAKEN WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION EXECUTED BY LEGAL https://www.instagram.com/padsequestrian/

His death left friends heartbroken (Photo : @padsequestrian/Instagram)

Gracie, a six-foot blonde who also reportedly worked as a model, was reportedly “bothered by a strange man who was totally obsessed with her”.

A friend told The Sun: “We know she had a stalker but didn’t know who he was.

“We heard that she took an injunction against him because he was becoming a real pest.

“She is a beautiful young woman, very popular, and he was obsessed with her and kept going to the stables. He was in love with her.

MODEL GRACIE SPINKS WITH HER HORSE.  INSTAGRAM / GRACIE SPINKS REQUESTED BY NEWSDESK TAKEN WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION EXECUTED BY LEGAL https://www.instagram.com/padsequestrian/

Gracie has been described as a ‘beautiful young woman’ who loved her horse (Photo : @padsequestrian/Instagram)

Abbey said she would host a balloon drop from Markham Vale Business Park, where Gracie worked, on Monday, June 28 to allow her friends to say their goodbyes.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said: “We appreciate that what happened in Duckmanton has shocked and upset many in the community and officers will be carrying out additional patrols in the coming days.

“We urge you to stop and speak to an officer if you wish to raise your concerns. “

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