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Saturday 18 August 2018

Police retrace Joanna's steps in bid to find killer

Detectives investigating the murder of Joanna Yeates have retraced the steps she took, three weeks after she was last seen alive, in a bid to catch her killer.

Plainclothes and uniformed officers launched a high-profile operation in a bid to speak to anyone who may have seen the route the 25-year-old took on the evening of December 17.

They spoke to customers in the pub where Miss Yeates went for a Christmas drink, talked to people in the streets close to her Bristol home and stopped cars where her body was found.

After leaving work, the landscape architect went to the Ram pub in Bristol city centre with her colleagues from BDP.

Three weeks on, detectives spent two-and-a-half hours at the popular Park Street nightspot talking to customers to see whether they were also in the pub the same night as Miss Yeates and saw anything suspicious.

They also put up posters inside the premises appealing for information in the hope of jogging people's memories.

Miss Yeates spent around two hours socialising with her colleagues before leaving at around 8pm to make the 30-minute walk home to the ground floor flat in Canynge Road, Clifton, that she shared with her boyfriend Greg Reardon (27).

She was caught on CCTV in a Waitrose supermarket at the Clifton Triangle and then went to a Tesco Express in Clifton village where she bought a pizza.

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