SEARCHES have been carried out across a town as detectives continue efforts to trace a missing grandmother as part of a murder inquiry.
Pamela Jackson, 55, of The Crescent, Chester-le-Street, has not been seen since Saturday, March 2.
Her partner Adrian Muir, 50, of Halifax, has been charged with her murder.
He appeared before Newcastle Crown Court yesterday via a videolink from HMP Durham, with no plea entered.
Muir was remanded in custody until a plea and directions hearing on June 11.
However, he will apply for bail at a hearing on Friday.
Meanwhile, searches are continuing for mum-of-three Mrs Jackson.
The viaduct, railway lines and embankments and a nature reserve have beenchecked in Chester-le-Street.
Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor said: “Even though a man has been charged with her murder, Pamela is still classed as a high-risk missing person.
“We owe it to her family to do all we can to locate her, or find clues as to where she might have gone.
“A huge amount of work is being done by all those involved and numerous leads are being followed up.”