DETECTIVES investigating the murder of South Tyneside woman Gemma Finnigan have appealed for information about a car.
The 24-year-old was found dead at her home in Church View, Boldon, just before lunchtime on Friday.
Now police have revealed they want to trace the movements of a car between 3.30am and 6.45am that day.
The black Vauxhall Corsa, registration number DG52 ZGK, is believed to have been driven between Boldon Colliery and Kenton in Newcastle between these times.
It has been recovered by officers, but they want to hear from anyone who may have seen it being driven or parked up between those hours.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Barron said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen this car to contact us straight away.
The roads are likely to have been very quiet during the early hours of Friday morning.
“We would ask anyone who was out in these areas during that period to think back as to whether they may have seen this vehicle.
“We are also still appealing for anyone who saw Gemma during the 24-hour period before she died, or who was in contact with her between Thursday, September 12, and Friday, September 13.
“And we are also asking for anyone who was in the area of Church View, Boldon, over that same period, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to call police straight away.”
Anyone with information can call 101, or pass on information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
* Daniel William Johnson, 32, of Church View, Boldon, has been charged with Gemma’s murder, and is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates tomorrow.