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A19 search for Rania Alayed is halted
8:36am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
Murder squad detectives have halted a search along a country road in North Yorkshire for the body of a missing mother of three.
Rania Alayed, 25, has not been seen in public since the evening of June 7 and was reported missing from her home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, nearly a month later.
It is thought she was taken in a white camper van in the early hours of June 8 from Manchester to the Thirsk area, where her body was buried or concealed.
It is believed the Leyland DAF 200 vehicle stopped at a layby on the northbound carriageway of the A19. A search of a 19-mile stretch of the road has been halted as police examine “other leads and intelligence”.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating how Greater Manchester Police dealt with previous contact with Ms Alayed, who reported being a victim of domestic violence.
Ahmed Khatib, 33, of Gorton, Manchester, has been charged with murder and Muhanned Mahmood Al Khatib, 38, of Salford, has been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.