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 up to the arrest of a man in his 50s today.
Forensic searches have been carried out at houses in York and North Shields by officers investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence