Detectives investigating the disappearance of Natalie Jenkins on Teesside, have arrested three people in connection with her murder.
A 40-year-old and 66-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 65-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Officers are conducting searches of properties in the Middlesbrough area today in connection with the investigation.
Cleveland Police began searching for Natalie in December last year when she was reported missing after not being in touch with family or friends.
In February, detectives released new CCTV footage of Natalie walking towards Albert Parkon Park Road South in Middlesbrough at 23.38pm on 10th December. Police say Natalie had walked from Thornaby into Middlesbrough on the night of 10th December.
Police are continuing to appeal for information from the public, with Crimestoppers offering a £10,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for Natalie’s murder.
While these arrests are a significant step forward in our investigation, we are still appealing for information from the public and urge them to come forward to us, or anonymously through Crimestoppers.
Natalie is a white female, of very slim build, around 5’5” tall with a fair complexion and straight brown hair. She has hazel eyes and a missing front tooth. Natalie has a tattoo saying SWANNY on her neck and another on her wrist saying SWANN.
Anyone with information can contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.