The York home of missing chef Claudia Lawrence has been sealed off as detectives prepare to forensically search for new clues in a fresh review of her disappearance.
Lawrence (pictured), who would now be 39, has not been seen since she failed to turn up for work at York University in March 2009, despite an extensive police search and huge publicity. She had been seen the previous evening close to her home in the suburb of Heworth.
A fresh team of forensic experts, led by new senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, will comb her house for clues at the start of an official cold case review, reported http://news.sky.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Sky News.
"Forensic science is continually evolving and I hope that scientific advances since Claudia was reported missing in March 2009 will assist with our review of the case," he said.
"It is never too late for people to come forward with information now, that for whatever reason they were unable to share with us in the past."
Peter Lawrence, the father of the missing chef, issued a statement welcoming the review of his daughter's case.
"I am grateful for the initiative by the new team investigating Claudia's case to re-visit her house and conduct further investigations there, including DNA testing," he said.
"Anything which helps the search to find Claudia, or at least find out what happened to her on that morning in March 2009, is welcomed."