The search for Rania Alayed continues today (15th August) and police ave thanked the public for their help so far. Officers are also still asking for information about a campervan.
– Detective Superintendent Serena Kennedy, of Greater Manchester Police's Major Incident Team
"GMP, supported by colleagues from North Yorkshire Police and the military, have been working tirelessly to finds Rania and we will not stop until we can find her.
"I understand there might not be anything unusual about a campervan parked on a layby in the early hours and I recognise it might not have struck you as significant at the time.
"However, we have reason to believe that Rania's body could be located near to this stretch of road and this is where we have been concentrating our searches."
Detectives investigating the murder of Rania Alayed are continuing the search for her. Hundreds of motorists have been asked to help trace a campervan that has been linked to her disappearance.
Police have been searching a stretch of the A168/A19 near Thirsk. Officers will carry out a line search in a northbound layby between the A1 and Thirsk. The search could go on for weeks.
The search for the body of a woman believed to have been murdered will resume today beside the A19, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire. Rania Alayed, originally from Norton on Teesside, moved to Manchester with her family in January. She has not been seen since June.
The former neighbours of a woman who is believed to have been murdered have spoken of their deep shock.
Rania Alayed, 25, from Norton on Teesside, moved to Manchester in January. In June, she vanished but her body has not been found.
Teesside Correspondent Rachel Bullock reports.
The former neighbours of missing Rania Alayed have spoken of their shock to hear that she may have been murdered after moving to the North West earlier this year.
She has not been seen since June and police now believe her body may be buried beside the A19 near Thirsk. Friends living close to Rania's former home in Norton on Teesside said they were horrified.
Police searching for a missing mother of three from Cheetham Hill are appealing for witnesses who saw a white campervan which they think may be connected to her disappearance. They want to contact anyone who saw it on the A19 near Thirsk in the early hours of Saturday 8 June 2013.
The body of a missing mother-of-three is believed to be buried or concealed along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of rural road, police have said.
Rania Alayed, 25, was reported missing from her home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, on July 2, having been last seen in public on the evening of June 7.
It is thought she was taken in a white camper van in the early hours of June 8 to the Thirsk area of North Yorkshire, where her body was disposed of.
The Leyland DAF 200 vehicle, registration number F864 RJB, which has since been recovered, is believed to have stopped in an unidentified layby on the northbound A19.
Two men have been charged with Ms Alayed's murder but detectives want to trace her body as their investigations continue.