DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a Teesside woman have released images of a car which could be key evidence in tracing her killer.

Naheed Khan went missing on the early May bank holiday last year, 2018.

It is believed she may have travelled in the distinctive light blue Ford Focus at the end of April, early May, shortly before her disappearance.

The car (registration MX02 CVU) was recovered by officers in January this year in Middlesbrough.

It has a distinctive white sticker of a vehicle on the rear boot panel which says: "Paul Walker one last ride."

Officers believe the vehicle may have been up for sale in June 2018 at the junction of Sedgemoor Road and Holmefields Road in Middlesbrough and it was possibly sold to someone on Falmouth Street, also in Middlesbrough.

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Senior Investigating Officer, Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow, said: “We have carried out extensive enquiries since we recovered the vehicle and there a still a few gaps we need answers to regarding the vehicles movements between May 2018 and January 2019.

“Do you recognise the vehicle? Do you know someone who has owned it or have you ever seen Naheed inside of the vehicle?

“If you do recognise the Ford Focus, or if you have been offered it for sale, particularly during the period of May 2018 to January 2019, please contact us.

“Prior to the vehicle being recovered it is believed it had spotlights and further stickers on the front of it. We have also received information to suggest the car was up for sale in the Grove Hill area.”

Naheed, also known as Nad, had links to Stockton, Middlesbrough and Thornaby. She is described as Asian, of slim build and around 5ft 6” tall, with long, dark hair. A 39-year-old man was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Naheed and released under investigation pending further enquiries. Detectives launched a murder investigation last year, believing her to be deceased.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, people can visit and provide information direct to the investigation team.

Crimestoppers is offering £10,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the suspected murder. Call 0800-555-111 anonymously or visit