Police investigating the disappearance of York woman Claudia Lawrence, five years ago, are searching a house in North Shields.
Eye witnesses said a car was also seized from the area today.
Detectives are continuing to question a man, aged 59, on suspicion of murder.
Police have spent a second day carrying out forensic examinations of homes in York and North Shields.
The sequence of events since Claudia went missing in 2009
Forensic searches have been carried out at houses in York and North Shields by officers investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence