One of murder victim Joanna Yeates’s socks was missing when her body was discovered and has still not been found, police have confirmed.
Miss Yeates, 25, was not wearing her coat or boots either but those items were found at her home in Bristol, Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones said.
The landscape architect was last seen walking back to her rented flat in the Clifton area of Bristol after going for drinks with colleagues on December 17.
Her snow-covered body was found on Christmas Day in a lane three miles from her home. She had been strangled.
In a statement, Mr Jones said: “I would emphasise that this is a complex investigation and it is being meticulously investigated.”
Holding up a bag containing a long, ski-style grey sock of a similar size and colour to the one worn by Miss Yeates, he said: “I am here this morning to talk to you about a missing sock.
“When Jo was found on Christmas Day morning in Longwood Lane, although she was fully clothed, she was not wearing her jacket, she was not wearing her boots and she was only wearing one sock.
“The jacket and the boots have been found at her home address. That would indicate that Jo had returned home.
“However, at this present time the sock has not been found. It hasn’t been found at Longwood Lane and it hasn’t been found at her home address.”