Police searching for the body of a woman have begun a detailed search near a lay-by in North Yorkshire.
Rania Alayed, 25, from Manchester, went missing in June 2013.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said “new information” had led officers to the lay-by on the A19 near Thirsk, where Ms Alayed had lived.
Ms Alayed’s husband, Ahmed Al-Khatib, was convicted of murdering her at a trial at Manchester Crown Court in 2014.
The jury heard that he killed her at his brother’s flat in Salford. They rejected his defence that he was mentally ill and had killed her in self defence after she appeared to him in the form of an evil spirit.
He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years. Al-Khatib told police she was buried near a lay-by along the A19. Police searched a 19-mile stretch of the road but never found her.
Today (Tuesday), a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Following new information for a non-recent investigation, GMP’s Major Incident Team have been authorised to begin looking at land on the side of the A19 near Thirsk.
“Officers will be on location to carry out a thorough search of the area identified and will keep disruption to the local community to a minimum, with no wider risk or threat to the public.
“GMP remain committed to finding Rania and will act on all available lines of inquiry when it is possible to do so to help bring some form of closure to her loved ones ten years on.”