Renewed appeal to trace car as part of Julie Parkin murder probe

Julie Parkin.
Julie Parkin.

Detectives investigating the murder of teacher Julie Parkin have issued a renewed appeal to trace car.

The 39-year-old West Boldon Primary School teacher was found with fatal injuries in a house in Kirkwall Close, Sunderland , on Tuesday, June 27.

The scene of Julie Parkin's murder in Kirkwall Close, Sunderland.

The scene of Julie Parkin's murder in Kirkwall Close, Sunderland.

Police probing her death say they would like to speak to anyone who saw a black five-door Mazda 6 saloon car with registration NL59 MWJ in or around Sunderland Marina between 10pm and midnight on Monday, June 26.

Officers believe a man and woman in their 30s were with the vehicle and it’s possible they may have parked up in that area and taken a walk.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 13 27/06/17.

Mrs Parkin's husband Adam Parkin, appeared on remand at Newcastle Crown Court on July 3, charged with her murder, as well as the attempted murder of another victim.

The 35-year-old, also of Kirkwall Close, has not yet entered a plea.