A wood has been searched by police looking for a missing mother of three whose husband is accused of her murder.
Natalie Hemming, 31, of Alderney Avenue, Newton Leys, near Milton Keynes, has not been seen since 1 May.
Her husband Paul Hemming, 42, appeared at Luton Crown Court on Monday charged with her murder.
Officers have scoured an area around Salden Wood near Newton Longville in Buckinghamshire and a disused railway line, both near the family home.
Mrs Hemming was last seen in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, at about 15:00 BST on 1 May and was reported missing by a relative on 3 May.
Thames Valley Police said the work was likely to continue for some time and searches were expected to take place across county borders.
Det Supt Chris Ward said: “This has, very sadly, become a murder investigation and detectives will be making ongoing enquiries in relation to it.”
Officers are also trying to trace the movements of a black Ford S Max – registration EJ12 UWG – that could be connected with Mrs Hemming’s disappearance.
It is believed to have travelled on the A413, the A418 and the A41 around Aylesbury, between 21:45 on 1 May and 00:45 on 2 May.
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