Caroline Jane Coyne murder: New sighting in Nottingham

Caroline Coyne
Image caption Police are trying to trace Ms Coyne's movements after she left a party

Police hunting the killer of a care worker found dead in a Nottingham alleyway say they have received a good response from members of the public.

Caroline Jane Coyne was discovered between two houses on Thorneywood Mount in St Ann's on Saturday morning.

Ms Coyne, a 28-year-old mother of two young sons, was from Top Valley.

Officers have revealed a sighting in Breckhill Road during the early hours of Saturday. Ms Coyne had left a family party in Arnold on Friday evening.

'Bubbly person'

Appeals for information over the weekend resulted in officers starting to build up a clearer picture of her movements after leaving the party, police said.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon said: "I am heartened by the response from the public but we still need more people to come forward and speak to us.

"The early hours of a Saturday tend to be very busy, with taxis and buses taking people to and from the city and revellers coming home from a night out.

"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw Caroline during the early hours of Saturday morning. It remains unclear how or why she went from Arnold to Thorneywood Mount."

A post-mortem examination found she had died from head injuries.

Close friends described Ms Coyne as a "bubbly person" who "loved having friends and family around all the time".

Her partner's best friend, Wesleigh Preston, said: "She loved her kids dearly just as any mother would - always trying to do as much with the kids as she could.

"That's why I feel very sorry for them really. A major factor of their lives has been taken away.

"Someone has come along and just destroyed this family's way of living and life.

"We're just trying to cope and pick up the pieces as much as we can."

Ms Coyne, who had shoulder-length auburn hair, was wearing blue jeans with a brown belt, a pink T-shirt with FCUK printed in black on the front, and pink and white trainers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police.

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