The suspect in the death of British backpacker Grace Millane went on a Tinder date while her body was in a suitcase in his room, a court heard on Wednesday 6th November.
The revelation came as the first evidence was presented in the trial of the 27-year-old suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Ms Millane, 22, who was from Wickford, Essex, was last seen in Auckland, New Zealand, on 1 December 2018, before her body was found a week later.
The suspect denies murder.
Prosecutors allege the British woman was strangled to death in the man's apartment after the two met on the dating app Tinder. Court documents showed he had been living at the Citylife Hotel on Queen Street in central Auckland, which is where Miss Millane was last seen.