Police have drained a lake as a part of their investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.
The pond at Sand Hutton Gravel Pits was drained and searches at the site could continue for a number of days, North Yorkshire Police stated.
Ms Lawrence, a 35-year-old chef, lived within the Heworth space of York and labored on the metropolis’s college.
She was final seen on 18 March 2009 and, though detectives consider she was murdered, her physique has by no means been discovered.
9 folks have been questioned throughout two investigations into her disappearance however no costs have been introduced.
Detective Superintendent Wayne Fox stated: “I thank the general public for the Positive responses and new info obtained in help of the present section of the investigation.
“Our focus is on discovering Claudia and bringing these chargeable for her disappearance and suspected homicide to justice.”
Final week Mr Fox thanked the general public for the Positive responses and knowledge obtained in help of the present section of the investigation.
He didn’t reveal what had prompted the search on the lake.
Ms Lawrence’s mom, Joan, stated the brand new searches had left her in “utter shock”.
She instructed reporters she was “very, very churned up” in regards to the newest developments within the investigation.
Ms Lawrence’s father, Peter, died earlier this 12 months with out realizing what occurred to his daughter.
For years he had campaigned to get solutions about her disappearance, additionally arguing for what turned the Guardianship (Lacking Individuals) Invoice – also called Claudia’s Regulation – which permits relations to take management of their lacking family members’ monetary issues.
Martin Dales, a buddy of Mr Lawrence, stated this was the primary improvement within the case since his loss of life, describing it as “bittersweet”.