Police are searching woodland after cordoning off part of the area.
There is a large police presence in the Benwell area of Newcastle.
A large wooded area off Amelia Walk has been taped off while investigations are ongoing.
Specialist search teams have arrived at the scene with a number of other police vehicles visible in the area.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Searches are ongoing in the Benwell area in connection with an ongoing investigation."
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