[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Saturday, 19 March, 2005, 09:20 GMT
Joanne hunt enters fifth weekend
Joanne Nelson
Joanne Nelson was reported missing more than one month ago
Up to 60 police officers are spending the weekend searching for the body of missing Hull woman Joanne Nelson as the hunt nears its sixth week.

Miss Nelson was reported missing on 14 February by her fiancÚ, Paul Dyson, 30, who has been charged with murder.

Detectives are combing areas in East and North Yorkshire that have been highlighted by the Forestry Commission as possible sites.

Miss Nelson's bag was found by a railway line in Hull earlier this week.

Officers have revealed they are looking for an area where western hemlock and birch trees grow together.

They have not said why they believe such a site could be significant in the hunt for Miss Nelson's body.

On Friday, teams spent the day searching land in Bishop Wood near to Biggin Hills in North Yorkshire and also woodland near York.

Experts from English Nature have also helped identify likely spots to be searched across the area.


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific