Police are appealing for sightings of a car after launching a manhunt as part of a major murder investigation.
The CCTV of the green Honda Civic has been released as Wendy Morse’s family paid tribute to the ‘bubbly grandmother’.
It comes after officers discovered the 71-year-old’s body when they forced their way into her Knypersley home on Sunday evening (March 22),
Detectives now believe the whereabouts of the Honda – registration plate OK62 AMS – could hold the key to finding Wendy’s killer.
They are now asking for dash cam footage from vehicles between Biddulph to Sneyd Green, via Bemersley Road and Norton, from midday until 3pm on March 19 – three days before Wendy’s body was found.
In a tear-jerking tribute, Wendy’s loved-ones urged members of the public to assist the police in any way they can.
They said: “We are devastated at the loss of our mum, who was a very bubbly person and full of character, who will be sorely missed by her children and grandchildren.
“We would appeal to any member of the public with any information, however small, to contact Staffordshire Police in connection with the death of our mum.”
Five days on, the driveway of the Tunstall Road address remains cordoned off while a marked police car is parked outside.
Forensic officers in white suits have been seen going in and out of the property.
Police have confirmed a post-mortem has been completed but more tests are needed to confirm a cause of death.
Door-to-door inquiries have also been carried out.
Detective Inspector Cheryl Hannan, senior investigating officer, said: “Formal identification has now taken place. Specially-trained officers are currently supporting Wendy’s family at this difficult time.”
Anyone with information is asked to visit the national police portal here or call 101, quoting incident number 481 of March 22.