Jo Yeates murder: police examining third car


Detectives today stepped up their search in the hunt for clues into the murder of Jo Yeates by visiting the house next door to the building she shared with the suspected killer.

Jo Yeates murder: forensic police examining third car

CSI officers spent the last two days stripping the flats lived in by tragic architect Jo Yeates, 25, and her ”strange and creepy” landlord Chris Jefferies at 44 Canynge Road, Clifton, Bristol.

Officers, carrying large brown evidence bags, then moved their investigation next door to 42 Canynge Road, a four-storey £1.5 million property.

They spent several hours at the impressive seven-bed mansion which is owned by Peter Stanley, who ran the Neighbourhood Watch scheme with Jefferies.

Mr Stanley had helped start the car of tragic Jo’s boyfriend Greg Reardon after he suffered a flat battery.

Greg, 27, was preparing to travel up to Sheffield to visit family but his car would not start.

Jo Yeates murder: forensic police examining third car

Mr Jefferies phoned Mr Stanley who went round to number 44 with a set of jump leads.

Shortly after helping to start the car, Greg left for Yorkshire.

At 4pm today, Mr Stanley drove from the property at the wheel of his 1995 burgundy BMW 5 Series flanked by a detective.

Two Avon and Somerset Police support vans turned up at the property with eight officers who stood by until Mr Stanley emerged.

Mr Stanley and the police officers then left the scene.

Some 15 minutes later Mr Stanley was dropped back to Canynge House, 42 Canynge Rd in a police car.

Jo Yeates murder: forensic police examining third car

It is believed the BMW was dropped off at a police station to be be forensically examined.

Police had until 7pm last night to hold Jefferies before they would have to either charge or release him or go before a magistrate to seek a further custody extension.

If granted officers would have 96 hours to hold Jefferies without charge which would have taken the period up until Monday morning which, being a bank holiday, means Tuesday at 7am.