Caroline Jane Coyne murder: CCTV footage released

Police hunting the killer of a mother of two found dead in a Nottingham alleyway have released CCTV images of her, hours before she was discovered.

Caroline Jane Coyne was found 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.

CCTV images taken by a passing bus at 01:06 BST on Saturday has been released with a sighting of her in Porchester Road, Nottingham.

Officers also revealed an earlier sighting in Breckhill Road, Mapperley, just after 00:30 BST on Saturday. Ms Coyne had left a family party in Arnold on Friday evening.

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.

'Complex inquiry'

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "This CCTV is another piece of the jigsaw that helps us plot where Caroline went during the early hours of Saturday. It shows that she was still alive at 1:06 BST.

"Establishing her movements is an essential part of this complex inquiry, and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or spoken to her in the hours before her body was found.

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

"It is still unclear why she was in this area and we need to hear from anyone who knows any reason why she would be travelling towards St Ann's.

"We have to trawl through hours of CCTV footage, search a large area and thoroughly examine every line of inquiry.

"One witness has reported hearing shouting close to where Caroline's body was found."

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

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.

Police said when her body was discovered, one of her size three trainers was missing.

Officers are continuing to search for it and anyone who may have seen it or have picked it up is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police.

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