Nottingham

Caroline Jane Coyne murder: Further sightings reported

Caroline Coyne with her baby son
Image caption Police are trying to trace Ms Coyne's movements after she left a family party

Police hunting the killer of a young mother say there were a number of sightings of her flagging down traffic shortly before she died.

Caroline 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.

Detectives said a number of sightings were reported of her on Porchester Road, Nottingham, attempting to flag down motorists.

On Tuesday, police released CCTV images taken by a passing bus at 01:06 BST on Saturday with a sighting of her on the same road.

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

Missing trainer

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "Somewhere on that route she may have become disorientated. Perhaps she was after just a lift home, perhaps just a bit of comfort.

Image caption One of Ms Coyne's trainers was missing when her body was found

"If anybody did give her a brief lift at some point during Friday night or the early hours of Saturday morning it's important and vital that they come forward and help us understand what was going through Caroline's mind."

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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