A man has been arrested for the murder of Jo Yeates and was taken into custody earlier today. All that is known about Yeates’ murder suspect is that he is 32 years old.
Police refused to confirm whether the arrest had taken place, saying only that a man had been approached by officers early this morning.
“I would like to thank the public for their continued support for the investigation and the information they have provided to us,” Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones, the senior investigating officer at Avon and Somerset Police said.
“I would also like to pay tribute to Jo’s family and to Greg who continue to be unfailing in their support to me and my team at what is an incredibly difficult and painful time for them.”
25-year-old Jo Yeates went missing on December 17 after walking home to her flat in Bristol. Her body was found dumped on the side of Longwood Lane on Christmas Day.
Police are currently re-examining CCTV footage from the Clifton Suspension Bridge – the quickest way between Yeates’ flat and Longwood Lane – for any vehicles carrying a large bag or suitcase in their car. It is now thought that Jo’s body was probably moved from her flat in a large hold-all.
“It would be strange if someone was able to move a body without being spotted,” a police source told The Sun.
“But someone carrying a bag or pulling a suitcase on wheels would not have stood out.”
The breakthrough comes after a re-enactment of Jo Yeates’ final hours was shown on Crimewatch. The video was been watched 120,000 times on Youtube. Watch the Jo Yeates Crimewatch video here.