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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 March, 2005, 12:18 GMT
Joanne police search woods area
Joanne Nelson
Joanne Nelson was reported missing more than one month ago
Police hunting for missing Hull woman Joanne Nelson are spending a second day focusing efforts in the York area.

It follows new information about the type of soil in the area where her body may have been dumped. Police believe it is particularly sandy.

On Thursday, searchers were combing wooded land in the Wiganthorpe and Malton areas.

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

'Renewed calls'

Humberside Police searched fishing ponds in Eastringham, near Goole, on Wednesday, and land at Grimethorpe Moor, North Yorkshire, was combed by officers.

Forestry experts are continuing to help officers search for an area where western hemlock and birch trees grow together.

Police information suggests the 22-year-old's body could be in a place where the trees are common.

Officers have also renewed calls for landowners to contact them if they know of an area where a tubular steel gate, possibly with green bottles next to it, can be found just off of a road.


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