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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 August, 2004, 11:00 GMT 12:00 UK
Shot bride murder suspect 'seen'
Chanel Taylor
Chanel Taylor lived at the house with her father
Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in her home say they have been alerted to possible sightings of their main suspect.

Chanel Taylor, 23, was shot dead at a house in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. Police are searching for her father who has been missing since the shooting.

Callers reported several possible sightings of Terry Rodgers, 55, after an appeal on Wednesday.

None of the sightings have been confirmed by officers.

On Wednesday Mrs Taylor's brother, Colt, 19, made an emotional appeal on national television for his father to turn himself in.

Husband found body

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: "We have had a number of calls from around the county and across the country of unconfirmed sightings of Mr Rodgers following widespread media attention."

The newly-wed hairdresser was found with head injuries at a terraced house on 30 July.

Her father had given her away at her wedding just seven weeks previously.

Her husband, Lee Taylor, discovered her body after returning from work.

Mr Rodgers had been living with the Taylor's at the house on New Street since the break up of his marriage.

We've always been close, it was only the other week we were all together sharing Chanel's big day
Colt Rodgers
At a press conference on Wednesday, Mrs Taylor's brother Colt Rodgers, appealed to him to contact police and let them "make sense of this nightmare.

He said: "Over the past few days our lives have been turned upside down.

"Chanel's death has left so many unanswered questions.

"We need your help to make sense of this nightmare. I am trying to be strong, especially for Mum, but we are all devastated.

"We've always been close, it was only the other week we were all together sharing Chanel's big day."

Mr Rodgers' red Peugeot 106 car was found abandoned in Victoria Street in Hucknall - about seven miles from the murder scene.

He is is described as white, 5ft 10ins and stocky, with a shaved head.

He has a tattoo of a flower on his right forearm and a dagger and the name "Christine" on his left forearm.

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